I’m over all the extra lumpiness I absorbed over the holidays and tax season. Oh, I know I’m not the only one that eats out more than usual once that tax return direct deposits lands in their bank. Oh, ok.
Anyway, I’m finally back to paying attention to my health. This past weekend, I finally joined a gym again after 3+ years and I’ve been cutting back on some of my favorite, but high caloric food choices. More trips to Whole Foods and less trips to Popeye’s has made a nice difference. However, the main thing that has really made an impact of my new health goals is the introduction of detox waters.
Water is a great way to rejuvenate your system. It helps to flush out the bad stuff and keep your body hydrated. Still, some people aren’t a fan of water and it can be very boring. However, there are plenty of ways you can pump up your water by adding fresh fruits, veggies and herbs that can not only improve the flavor of water, but your health. Plus, they are delicious and refreshing.
So, since the weather is warming, I’ve decided to try more detox waters and here are some detox waters recipes we need to try.
Mint Lemon Cucumber Detox Water – 3 Liters of Water/ 1-2 Lemons/ 1/2 Cucumber/ 10-12 Mint Leaves/ Steep Overnight– Not only has this been my favorite detox water as of recent, but it’s been my favorite beverage of choice for the past couple of weeks. It’s so refreshing and helps your health and slimming your belly fat, supposedly. Here’s a breakdown of the ingredients.
- Lemon: Lemon water makes for a powerful detox drink; lemon juice helps to cleanse and alkalize the body. Add one thinly sliced lemon to a large pitcher, or squeeze fresh lemon juice into your glass. Lemon also aides in digestion and boosts your immune system.
- Mint: Mint adds a touch of sweetness without the sugar, and it also helps settle your stomach and aids in digestion.
- Cucumber: Adding a few slices of cucumber to your water makes for excellent re-hydration, and cucumber contains anti-inflammatory properties.
Apples and Strawberries Water – This water is ideal for improving your skin and digestion. If you are interested in a detox to improve your skin, you should check out this recipe.
Dr. Oz Fat Flush Water – This is the next detox water I’m planning on trying. It’s from by Dr. Oz and contains grapefruit, tangerines, mint, and cucumbers. This recipe is full of ingredients that flushes toxins out of your body and turn fat into fuel. Get the recipe here.
Pineapple Mint Water – Last year is the first year that I flavored a glass of water with a few cubes of pineapples and it was amazing. So, this pineapple mint detox water, which is supposedly good for anti-inflammatory, joint pain and arthritis. Check out this recipe here.
Watermelon Mint Water – This delicious water is great for improving liver function, digestion, and cramps. Check out the recipe here, if interested.