Let’s be honest: it’s not easy consuming our required daily intake of water. It requires some serious concerted effort. With our busy schedules the notion can simply slip our mind. Next thing you know it’s 7 o’ clock at night and you’re hastily gulping down glass #2 during commercial breaks. (We’ve all been there).
The solution is simple: detox water. This simple technique creates a deliciously refreshing treat that will have you chugging water all day long.
A few benefits, you ask?:
- Flush toxins
- Aid in digestion
- Boost energy
- Assist in weight loss
- Promote healthy skin/hair
- Decrease bloating
- Curb appetite
When your body is firing off that desperate call for H2O, don’t reach for soda or coffee. Opt for detox water filled with slices of your favorite fruits and vegetables:
Lemon/Lime + Oranges
These citrus gods do the body good. The high levels of Vitamin C in lemon & lime improve the immune system and reduce the duration of the common cold. These sour treats also improve bad breath while detoxing the body. Besides being a delicious breakfast treat, oranges contain a wonderful amount of flavonoids, which block carcinogenic agents.
Pineapple + Cucumbers
These green slices are not just for your eyes. Adding cucumber slices to your water is a great way to improve your complexion while potentially lowering blood pressure. Let’s not forget to mention that pineapple is a great way to boost your metabolism.
Strawberries + Mint Leaves
Adding a few sprigs of mint to your chilled water is a great way to settle your stomach and improve your breath. The wonderful antioxidants in strawberries work wonders reducing inflammation throughout the body while the necessary fiber can reduce constipation.
Apple + Beet
Apples slices in your H2O aids in weight loss and may improve your heart health. An added bonus? The antioxidant quercetin in apples may improve your physical endurance. Throw in a few slices of beets for added detox and anti-inflammation benefits.
What fruits and vegetables do you add to your detox water? Comment below!
Peace, Love & Coconuts!