So, what is this whole concept of detox water?
Detox or Infused water is nothing but your H2O spiced up with, some fruits and vegetables.
This will not only make the water nutritive but also will cater to your taste buds with varied flavors, although the exact properties and effects of detox water will vary depending upon the ingredients you use and the strength of the infusion made. By cleansing your body, flushing out the harmful toxins it gives you a better of everything, believe me!
Benefits of Detox Water
- Weight Loss
- Cleanse/ detox the body
- Helps in getting clearer skin
- Better Digestive Health
- Boosting immunity
- Maintains the pH balance of the body
- Keeps you packed with energy throughout the day
It goes without saying that one must ideally consume 8-10 glasses of water a day, so why not give it a little twist?
The Do’s and the Don’ts
Let’s get cracking on the Do’s and Don’ts of how to make a good jar of detox water to hydrate your souls this summer!
- Never use warm or hot water, as it will make the ingredients fall apart and will compromise the nutrients. Use chilled water or at room temperature.
- If you are using softer fruits, they can turn squishy! (like strawberries, blueberries) Remember to cut them into thick slices to avoid the mess.
- Harder fruits like apple, oranges, kiwi etc. should be thin sliced as they take longer to release the flavors.
- Infusion of roots like ginger is always better when crushed before infusion (to let the flavorsome juices out)
- If the water is not consumed within 24 hours, just strain out the ingredients and refrigerate the solids so that they can be re-used. (lasts up to 2-3 days upon refrigeration)
- Citrus fruits are best when peeled. Also, they let out flavors pretty soon, whereas apples, ginger, apricots require an overnight soaking.
Get the Fruity-Combos Rolling!
- Cucumber, Mint, Lemon (Weight Loss)
- Pineapple, Orange, Basil (Weight Loss)
- Lemon and thyme (Helps in clearer skin)
- Pear and Fennel (Known for its cooling properties)
- Apple and Cinnamon (Cinnamon has healing properties and apples are rich in iron)
- Lemon and Ginger (Aids digestion)
- Watermelon, Lemon, Mint/Cilantro (Rich in antioxidants and provides instant energy because of the natural sugars present in watermelon)
- Strawberries and Lemon (Probiotic in nature)
Now fancy up your glass of water with some fruits, herbs and vegetables.I hope there won’t be any problem in staying super hydrated this summer when water looks so tasty!
Happy sipping folks!