We all need something refreshing during spring and summer, so here are three recipes that you will find useful and delicious as well.
1. Flat Belly Detox Water Recipe
The belly is one of most problematic areas of most men and women. Therefore, when one prepares for the summer, which in most cases is a last minute decision, the target area is the belly. So, you can both be ignorant and disregard your body appearance or you can try and make this easy recipe which will help you a lot.
To prepare the flat belly detox water you will need the following ingredients:
- ½ small sliced lemon
- 3-5 slices of cucumber
- ¼ of sliced orange
- a few fresh mint leaves
- 24 oz of ice cold water
You should just put and mix all the ingredients together in a large pitcher and drink the detox water during the day. Have in mind to buy organic ingredients for better effects.
What benefits do you get from each ingredient?
Lemon- Rich in Vitamin C and citric acid, lemons help everyone who has digestion problems: indigestion or constipation, by cleaning your digestive system and speeding up your metabolism.
Cucumber– Cucumbers have antioxidant properties and because of the high water and mineral content they aid digestion.
Orange– Oranges are abundant in Vitamin A, which according to two Japanese studies help you reduce the chance of getting liver cancer. They also are full of fiber and therefore promote digestion.
Mint– It will soothe any stomach cramps and also reduce inflammation.
Water– Whenever water is mentioned, you already know that it is the number one thing keeping you hydrated and healthy.
2. Daily Cleansing Detox Water Recipe
If you feel bloated all the time, then this is the right recipe for you.
The simple ingredients that you will need for its preparation are:
- 34 or 68 ounces of water (1 or 2 liters)- depending if you want it to taste strong or not
- A few slices of watermelon
- A few slices of cucumber
- 1 lime or lemon
- 10 to 12 fresh leaves of mint
How will these ingredients help you cleanse your system?
Lime– The citric acid in the lime is an excellent fat burner and antioxidant, which detoxifies your body and reduces the number of free radicals. Lime also has a low glycemic index which helps regulate your blood sugar and therefore fights diabetes.
Watermelon– The high water and fiber content of watermelon ease constipation and function as a natural diuretic which helps you whenever you feel bloated. The organic compound citrulline also adds up to the detoxifying effect of the watermelon.
3. Craving Control Detox Water Recipe
Do you catch yourself munching between meals without even feeling hungry? If you crave certain sugary of greasy foods which ruin the whole concept of a healthy diet, then you should try this recipe.
- 24 ounces of ice cold water
- 1 sliced strawberry
- ½ sliced lemon
- A few fresh mint leaves
- ¼ tsp of cinnamon
- ¼ sliced apple
Why will this detox water reduce your hunger and cravings?
Strawberry– Ellagic acid and flavonoids fight cancer, reduce inflammation and lower the bad cholesterol in your body. They are low in calories and contain natural sugar which will keep you satisfied and keep those extra pounds off the scale.
Cinnamon– When it comes to cinnamon, keep in mind that you should buy the Ceylon cinnamon which is the “true” cinnamon type, unlike many fake varieties. Cinnamon increases the sensitivity of the hormone insulin and therefore regulates your metabolism.
Apple – Apples are good for getting your stool into balance, because they beat diarrhea and constipation as well. Also, if you have an irritable bowel syndrome, apples will reduce the uncomfortable abdominal pain and bloating. Because they are abundant in fiber, they will fill you up, reduce your hunger and control your weight.
Choose your recipe according to your purpose. The ultimate goal of all detox water recipes is to keep you hydrated, healthy and help you flush all the toxins out of your body. And, when you ask about the amount of detox water you should drink daily, I would say: The more the merrier!