9 benefits of detox water
Dr. Sneha Ganatra
June 26, 2020
Drinking detox water is a simple, tasty and easy way to strengthen your immune system! Some people find plain water boring, so detox water is a great way to get more hydration into your system by making it tasty. Detox water is nothing but water infused with various herbs, vegetables and fruits packed with essential nutrients which can help your body be nourished and hydrated.
Endless combinations can be used for making detox waters; all you need to do is chop the veggies or fruits and add them into hot or cold water, as per your preference. To drink cold detox water, keep it in the fridge for 3-12 hours, to ensure proper infusion.
Try out some of the best detox water combinations listed below:
- Half of a cucumber with a handful of mint leaves and the juice of one lemon makes a refreshingly zesty drink, perfect for hot days.
- 2 inches of ginger, juice of one lemon and 5-10 mint leaves added to water makes tasty and wholesome detox water.
- For some delectable flavours, try adding 8-10 fresh chopped strawberries with a handful of basil leaves and juice of one lemon to plain water.
- Quarter cup chopped up Mango, a quarter cup of chopped Pineapple with juice of one lemon brings tropical vibes, right to your kitchen.
- One cup of watermelon cubes and 5-10 mint leaves in cold water is the perfect summer drink and kids favourite!
- For comforting warmth try chopping one juicy apple and add it to water with half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder.
- Crush one stick of fresh turmeric and cinnamon, add half teaspoon of honey along with a one-inch piece of ginger and the juice of one lemon to hot or cold water.
If you are in a hurry, try crushing the ingredients. This would infuse the flavours quickly and make the detox water more tasteful. Try making your own recipes and see what suits you the best! Many benefits of the detox water are mainly due to the water itself.
Mentioned below are few benefits claimed about detox water:
Helps the body to get rid of toxins
Improves energy levels
Helps in losing weight
Balances the body pH levels
Boosts immune system
Makes skin clearer
Improves liver function
The exact benefits of detox water will vary depending on the ingredients you use and the strength of the infusion. The customizations are endless! Pick ingredients that you need and that will supplement your lifestyle and diet, and hydrate away!