Detox Water Facts and Recipes

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January 23, 2019
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It’s said that this infused drinking water gains the flavors and the health benefits of the ingredients you’re using and without the added calories from them.

Is detox water really offering a whole host of health benefits? It’s a topic that draws a lot of attention. Or is it simply the water itself that’s so beneficial.

What Are Detox Waters?

Chopped-up pieces of fruit, vegetables, and/or herbs are added to water for a certain amount of time for the flavors to infuse out the ingredients and into the water, it’s in. 

The more of an ingredient you use, the stronger the flavor will become. You can leave the detox water in the fridge for 1 to 12 hours to allow the flavors to infuse more deeply but be sure to remove the ingredients after this time. Otherwise, they decompose, and the water becomes too bitter.

detox water
detox water

Is Detox Water a Miracle Elixirs?

What if I told you that you could easily create a Detox Drink (or drinks), resulting in over 20 health benefits.

Sound too good to be true? The truth is these benefits are reached by drinking good ol’ fashioned plain water. But for some of us, we battle to reach our daily water intake requirements. Why is that? How can we change this?

I, for one, don’t drink enough water. Even with knowing all the above, I still don’t get enough.  I don’t particularly get thirsty throughout the day, and I don’t really enjoy the taste of water. I need to be consciously aware of drinking water for it to happen. The problem with this is that you’re dehydrated before realizing it. Hydration is important for digestive health and maintaining regular bowel movements. Chronic dehydration can cause constipation, which can make you bloated and feel sluggish.

So if you’re like me and you need a little something more interesting to convince your dumb self to drink the stuff, then go ahead and make these delicious detox waters. Or maybe you’re just looking for something interesting and cost-effective to serve at your next lunch or dinner party.

detox water
detox water

Detox Water Recipes

There are plenty of detox water recipes out there. I’ve put a list together of the ones offering the most value. 

1. Lemon and Cucumber Detox Water

Cut up some lemons and cucumbers and place them in a glass or jug or fruit-infused water bottle.

Store in the refrigerator for 1 to 12 hours. Remove cucumber skins to reduce contamination and lemon rinds for bitterness if storing for longer periods of time.

lemon and cucumber detox water
lemon and cucumber detox water

About this Recipe

This is the ultimate detox drink. Lemon has a whole host of health benefits and the cucumber gives a subtle but distinct flavor.

Lemon is said to help burn belly fat and curb appetite. Drinking first thing in the morning can help flush the digestive system and rehydrate the body.

Lemon also contains vitamin c so you’ll be giving yourself a bit of an immune boost at the same time.

2. Mango and Thyme Detox Water

Cut up some Mango, wash some thyme sprigs, and place them together in a glass or jug or fruit-infused water bottle.

Store in the refrigerator for at least 1 to 12 hours. Serve cold.

About this Recipe

Mango has high antioxidant properties that have been found to protect against cancers.

They are also great high fiber fruits that keep one feeling full for longer. After finishing the water, you may want to snack on a bit of the leftover mango pieces to reap these benefits.

mango and thyme detox water
mango and thyme detox waterdetox water

3. Strawberry and Mint Detox Water

Wash and cut up some strawberries and fresh mint leaves and place them in a glass or jug or fruit-infused water bottle.

Store in the refrigerator for at least 1 to 12 hours. For a more intense flavor, bruise the fruit and tear up the leaves. Make sure to remove the fruit a while before decomposition starts.

About this Recipe

Strawberries are packed with vitamin c and high levels of antioxidants. They are fat-free, cholesterol-free, and low in calories.

Mint has been used for centuries to aid digestion and is often found in medicinal commercial products for indigestion.

When fresh mint is mixed with the sweet strawberries, you’ll be blown away by its well-balanced refreshing taste.

strawberry detox water
strawberry detox water

4. Raspberries and Basil Detox Water

Wash some raspberries and fresh basil leaves and place in a glass or jug or fruit-infused water bottle.

Store in the refrigerator for at least 1 to 12 hours. For a more intense flavor, bruise the fruit and tear up the leaves. Make sure to remove the fruit a while before decomposition starts.

About this Recipe:

As with the strawberries, raspberries are also packed with vitamin c and antioxidants and are low in calories. They also have anti-inflammatory properties.

Mixed with the basil to tone down the sweetness creates a great refreshing summer drink.

rasberry detox water
rasberry detox water

5. Grapefruit and Rosemary Detox Water

Cut up some grapefruits, wash some fresh rosemary, and place in a glass or jug or fruit-infused water bottle.

Store in the refrigerator for at least 1 to 12 hours. Remove Grapefruit rinds if storing for longer periods of time to prevent bitterness from the pith.

About this Recipe:

Grapefruit has been associated with weight loss and used in diets for years. It is low in calories and high in fiber which helps lower blood sugar levels. The fruit will help fill you up so you’ll eat fewer calories at meals; however, these benefits are only experienced when eating the fruit because of its fiber content after drinking your water snack on the leftover pieces or blitz the grapefruit (rind and pith removed first) with water and have as a smoothie for these benefits.

Rosemary has a very distinct taste and fragrant smell. You’ll only need a few sprigs to create a powerful taste explosion.

grapefruit detox water
grapefruit detox water

6. Apples, Apple Cider Vinegar, And Sage Detox Water

Cut up some apples and add some apple cider vinegar, honey, and sage into a glass or jug or fruit-infused water bottle.

Store in the refrigerator for at least 1 to 12 hours and serve chilled.

Alternatively, enjoy as a hot drink by steeping for 30 minutes before drinking.

About this Recipe

There are so many wonderful benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar, even daily. Being a vinegar and therefore acidic by nature, you’ll need to dilute it first to protect your esophagus. Mixing it with some sweet honey and fresh sage balances out its pungent nature.

Important benefits of drinking ACV

  • Aids in weight loss
  • Lowers heart disease risk
  • Acetic acid boost
  • It helps digestion, nutrient absorption, and acid reflux
  • Balance body’s PH levels
  • Increases energy to muscles
apple cider vinegar water
detox water

Conclusion

Detox waters are a great way to encourage us to drink more water since adding the extra ingredients makes for a more exciting drinking experience.

Detox water health claims can be mostly attributed to the water itself and not to the added ingredients. Some of these ingredients do have their own health benefits, especially when eaten whole. When added into water, for the most part, the nutrients are left behind with these ingredients! To gain these ingredients’ benefits and decrease waste, a good idea would be to blend the leftovers with some water, yogurt, and even vegetables to create healthy and great-tasting smoothies.

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