Drinking water all by itself is a good way to help flush the body of toxins on a daily basis. But with a few simple ingredients, you can transform plain water into a healthful drink and increase the benefit. It’s something you can do each day, or as part of a more broad detoxing strategy.
Here is a homemade detox water for the warmer months. Your metabolism receives a welcome boost from the lemons, ginger, and cucumber. This recipe will help you help you clean out your system, rehydrate and shed a bit of weight.
Here’s what you’ll need and how to bring to fruition…
½ orange cut up
½ cucumber cut up
½ lemon cut up
Ginger tea (you can buy this, or make your own by letting a 1 inch chunk of shredded ginger steep in 2 cups of boiling water.)
1. Make sure you wash your fruits and vegetables well. Buy organic if you can.
2. Cut up the fruit and squeeze the juice into the pitcher, then add the cut up fruit to the pitcher. (You don’t need to squeeze the cucumber!)
3. Boil water and steep you teas for about 5 minutes, then add to your pitcher, fill up the rest of the pitcher with filtered water.
Drink an entire pitcher per day. You can combine this drink with a Karma Kleanse or just add it to your regular diet.
Lemon- Helps flush out toxins, balances and maintains the body’s PH levels, contains pectin fiber which is beneficial for colon health.
Ginger– Aids in digestion, and improves the absorption of nutrients into the body.
Oranges- Supports proper kidney function.
Cucumbers- Contain a good amount of vitamin B, which helps boost energy and is a natural anti-inflammatory.