Detox water: 6 recipes for you to lose weight

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 flavored or flavored water, the drink made at home does not contain sugars or sweeteners. They are natural and healthy recipes combined with just water, fruits, vegetables or spices.

The term detox is an abbreviation of the word 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.

In this way, drinks can speed up metabolism, control appetite and improve the weight loss process. In addition, they contribute in other aspects to health, as they are also rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber . ( 1 )

6 recipes: how to make detox water?

To make detoxifying water, simply 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, you can add ice to the drink.

It is also important to choose a container with a lid, as you will need to store it in the refrigerator for at least an hour before starting to consume.

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 the course of a day . ( 1 , 2 )

1- With apple

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  • 1l of water
  • 1 red or green apple without seeds and skin
  • 1 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, being indicated against heartburn. It is also highly recommended for bowel problems and its husks have diuretic properties . ( 3 , 4 , 5 )

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, as well as the pulp itself. Therefore, they help to strengthen the immune system. And, last but not least, ginger with its thermogenic action . ( 4 , 6 , 7 )

3- With pineapple

  • 2 slices of pineapple
  • 10 peppermint leaves
  • 1.5l of water.

Pineapple water is a recipe by Portuguese nutritionist Lillian Barros. According to the expert, the combination of fruit with mint yields an anti-inflammatory drink . In addition, pineapple itself carries some important health benefits, such as digestive and diuretic action. ( 2 , 8 )

4- Detox water with lemon and ginger

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 piece of ginger
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 glass of water
  • Ice to taste.

Yasmin Brunet takes and approves detox water with lemon, ginger and other special ingredients. As the model says, this drink helps to satiate the appetite and also reduces fat, due to the thermogenic action of both ginger and cinnamon. ( 2 )

5- Fat-reducing flavored water

  • 2l of water
  • 2 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 . ( 9 , 10 )

6- To deflate and dry the belly

  • 1 cucumber with skin and seeds
  • 1 lemon with rind
  • 1 handful of basil
  • 1 handful of mint
  • 4 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 thanks to cucumber, mainly because it has a diuretic action.

Ginger, as we have seen, acts by accelerating the body, causing the expenditure of energy to burn the fats . ( 2 , 7 )

Healthy Habits that Integrate a Detox Diet

If the intention is to lose weight consuming detox waters, it is important to keep in mind that they alone are not capable of promoting this weight loss. Therefore, it is necessary to combine this and other measures, such as adopting a diet and exercising .

In addition, it is important to put some healthy habits into practice, such as:

  • Drink water regularly: detox water does not completely replace the need to drink water on a daily basis. Therefore, do not dispense the intake of at least 2 liters 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 avoiding these products and always prefer natural foods
  • Exercise: working out is a way to lose your belly quickly, but at home you can also say goodbye to extra measures. For this, it is recommended to do aerobic exercises such as push-ups, sit-ups, jumping rope, etc. ( 11 )

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 on a daily basis, to have a wider range of benefits.

In addition, you must use your creativity to produce your own recipes combining watermelon, rosemary , blueberry, grapes , oranges, pear, star anise and a bunch of other natural ingredients.

Ellie Lauderdale

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.

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