6 Detox Water Recipes for Weight Loss and Clear Skin

6 Detox Water Recipes for Weight Loss and Clear Skin
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Try these easy detox water recipes to lose weight. They will help you boost metabolism and burn fat. Drinking enough water is key to good health, weight loss and clear skin.

It’s not a secret that drinking sodas and lemonades hinders weight loss. Moreover, sugary beverages add empty calories to your diet; that is you get calories but not nutrients like vitamins. Still you cannot drink just water. Plain water is boring and you cannot enjoy it all day long. Though you can make yourself drink water to meet your hydration goals, it becomes more and more difficult day after day. At the end of the day, you just get tired of it.

Fruit-infused water is a great alternative to plain water. It is still calorie free but rich in flavor. Moreover, you can try different flavors and their combinations. Fruit-infused water is an ideal diet drink. It provides hydration without unwanted calories.

Why water is good for weight loss

  1. Helps you burn more calories
  2. Makes you feel full
  3. Helps suppress appetite
  4. Boosts metabolism
  5. Helps avoid sugary beverages and cut calories

Detox Water Recipes for Weight Loss and Clear Skin

Cucumber detox water

Adding cucumber makes water fresh and flavorful. Just try it: it tastes great. Cucumber water is healthy and refreshing, so more and more people enjoy it at home. Moreover, most fruit go well with cucumber. So you can add lemon, orange, grapefruit, apple, strawberry, blueberry to your cucumber water for richer taste and flavor. Mint is also a great addition and it makes water sweeter without adding unhealthy sugars.

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 2 cup water

Combine the ingredients and add ice.

Lemon and Mint Detox Water Recipe

Lemon and mint detox water for weight loss

Fresh and invigorating, lemon and mint water is our all-time favorite. Moreover, this detox water recipe is one of the easiest. Many people drink lemon water the first thing in the morning. However, it is better to drink it after breakfast or any other meal. Drinking lemon water or citrus juices when you are hungry is not a good idea because it may not be healthy for your stomach. However, when you drink lemon and mint water after a meal, it help speed and ease digestion. Lemon and mint water helps relieve bad breath caused by eating onions or drinking alcohol.

Lemon is famous as the source of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant. It also helps to lower your blood pressure, especially if you suffer from hypertension and high cholesterol. Lemon helps you burn fat cells and keep them off.

Lime, lemon and other citrus fruit offer lots of health benefits, but you should remember about moderation when enjoying these fruit. Lemon acid can cause an increase in stomach acid.

Mint is a calming and soothing herb. Both mint water and mint tea are used to relax stomach muscles and  improve digestion.  Mint relieves anxiety and helps you stay alert and focused.

Ingredients

  • 2 cup water
  • ½ cup ice
  • ½ lemon or lime
  • 1 handful mint

Squeeze and slice the lemon, add mint and water.  Place in fridge for half an hour to allow flavors to infuse Enjoy.

Note: You can add a tablespoon of honey to make your detox water sweeter. Replacing lemons with oranges will also make your water sweeter.

Now when you know the basic detox water recipes, it is time to create some flavorful alternatives.

Strawberry, Lime and Mint Detox Water Recipe

Strawberry, Lime and Mint Detox Water Recipe to Lose Weight

Strawberries boost immunity, promote eye health, fight cancer, reduce inflammation, regulate blood pressure.

Ingredients

  • 2 cup water
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ lemon or lime
  • 1 cup strawberry
  • 1 handful mint

Place strawberries in a blender, pour 1/2 cup water over strawberries. Blend till smooth. Add all other ingredients and serve.

Note: If your strawberry is not sweet enough, add 3 pitted dates when blending strawberries to make your water sweeter.

Red Grapefruit Detox Water Recipe

Red Grapefruit Detox Water Recipe

If you have heard about the grapefruit diet, you know that grapefruit helps weight loss. The main claim of the grapefruit diet is that grapefruit burns body fat, which is not true, unfortunately. Though grapefruit does not have any magical fat burning properties, it is packed with fiber and vitamins. Grapefruit helps curb your appetite and improves insulin resistance. This way grapefruit makes following a calorie-restricted diet easier.

Please note that grapefruit juice increases absorption of some prescription medications, so you may want to  consult with your doctor before adding grapefruit to your diet.

Ingredients

  • 4 cup water
  • ½ grapefruit, sliced
  • ½ lemon, sliced
  • 1 handful mint
  • 1 cup ice.

Combine all the ingredients and enjoy.

Raspberry and Blackberry Detox Water

Raspberry and Blackberry Detox Water

Rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber, blackberry and raspberry are delicious fruits with many health benefits. Both blackberry and raspberry decrease inflammation and improve eyesight.

Ingredients

  • 2 cup water
  • ½ cup blackberry
  • ½ cup raspberry
  • ½ handful mint

Combine all ingredients in a mason jar and refrigerate for an hour.

Watermelon Detox Water

Watermelon Detox Water

Sweet and refreshing, watermelon detox water is perfect for the hot summer day. Though watermelon is high in sugars, it is still good for weight loss. How many calories are in a watermelon? The watermelon calorie count is quite low as watermelon contains about 90% water by weigh. A cup of watermelon (154 g) has 46 calories, most of which come from carbohydrates. Watermelon contains about 6% sugar by weigh. Watermelon is a very good source of vitamin A and vitamin C.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup ice
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 handful mint
  • ½ orange
  • ½ cup watermelon

Mix all the ingredients and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Add ice and serve.

Note: Lightly crush watermelon, orange and mint for more flavor. You can use sparkling water in place of still water.

Also, check healthy drinks other than water.




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