To cleanse the body and lose weight with health, you can choose to drink detox water daily. In addition to hydrating the body and refreshing on the hottest days, this liquid is perfect for deflating and drying the belly.
Also called flavoured or flavoured water, the drink made at home does not contain sugars or sweeteners. They are natural and healthy recipes with water, fruits, vegetables or spices.
The term detox is an abbreviation of detoxify, which means to cleanse and purify. In this case, liquids made for this purpose help organs such as the liver, kidneys and intestine to eliminate the toxins accumulated in the fat tissue.
This way, drinks can speed up metabolism, control appetite and improve weight loss. In addition, they contribute in other aspects to health, as they are also rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre.
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6 Recipes: how to make detox water?
To make detoxifying water, wash the ingredients, cut the fruits, spices or vegetables into slices and add everything to a jar of water. And if you want it even colder, add ice to the drink.
Choosing a container with a lid is also essential, as you will need to store it in the refrigerator for at least an hour before starting to consume it.
The durability of the water will depend on the chosen ingredients. For example, citrus fruits call for faster consumption of up to four hours. Otherwise, the drink can be ingested over a day.
1- With apple
- 1l of water
- One red or green apple without seeds and skin
- One cinnamon stick
- Lemon juice
- Mint leaves (optional).
This recipe is a suggestion by Argentinean nutritionist Loreley Baravalle from Córdoba Nutrición. The version takes as its main ingredient the apple that helps in the digestive function, indicating against heartburn. It is also highly recommended for bowel problems, and its husks have diuretic properties.
2- With coconut water
- 500 ml of green coconut water
- 1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest
- 1/2 tablespoon of grated Ginger.
This drink combines the benefits of coconut water, lemon peel and Ginger. The first ingredient is a natural isotonic as it replenishes the body with minerals naturally lost through sweating, vomiting or diarrhea.
The citrus fruit peels are rich in vitamin C and the pulp itself. Therefore, they help to strengthen the immune system. And, last but not least, Ginger with its thermogenic action.
3- With pineapple
- Two slices of pineapple
- Ten peppermint leaves
- 1.5l of water.
Pineapple water is a recipe by Portuguese nutritionist Lillian Barros. According to the expert, combining fruit with mint yields an anti-inflammatory drink. In addition, pineapple carries some essential health benefits, such as digestive and diuretic action.
4- Detox water with lemon and Ginger
- One lemon
- One piece of Ginger
- One pinch of cinnamon
- One glass of water
- Ice to taste.
Yasmin Brunet takes and approves detox water with lemon, Ginger and other unique ingredients. As the model says, this drink helps to satiate the appetite and reduces fat due to the thermogenic action of Ginger and cinnamon.
5- Fat-reducing flavoured water
- 2l of water
- Two peaches
- 2 or 3 green tea bags
- mint leaves
- Half lemon juice.
Another recipe recommended by nutritionist Loreley Baravalle has green tea as a special ingredient. The substances present in this drink decrease food intake, accelerate metabolism and increase fat burning.
6- To deflate and dry the belly
- One cucumber with skin and seeds
- One lemon with rind
- One handful of basil
- One handful of mint
- Four slices of Ginger
- 1l of water.
The last tip is a mixture that will make the body eliminate retained fluids, giving the sensation of fast weight loss. All this is thanks to cucumber, mainly because it has a diuretic action.
As we have seen, Ginger accelerates the body, causing energy expenditure to burn the fats.
Healthy Habits that Integrate a Detox Diet
If the intention is to lose weight by consuming detox waters, it is essential to remember that they alone cannot promote this weight loss. Therefore, it is necessary to combine this and other measures, such as adopting a diet and exercising.
In addition, it is essential to put some healthy habits into practice, such as:
- Drink water regularly: detox water does not entirely replace the need to drink water daily. Therefore, do not dispense the intake of at least 2 litres of pure water daily.
- Avoid certain foods and beverages: processed foods and liquids are most responsible for the accumulation of toxins in the body. Therefore, make a detox avoid these products and always prefer natural foods.
- Exercise: working out is a way to lose your belly quickly, but you can also say goodbye to extra measures at home. For this, it is recommended to do aerobic exercises such as push-ups, sit-ups, jumping rope, etc.
By putting all these tips into practice and taking advantage of the detox water, your body will stay hydrated while you lose weight. You can also vary the recipes daily for a broader range of benefits.
In addition, you must use your creativity to produce your recipes combining watermelon, rosemary, blueberry, grapes, oranges, pear, star anise and other natural ingredients.
My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.