Detox water is great for losing because if you want to lose weight you need to drink water.
A lot of it.You might end up drinking so much water that you start to grow gills. It’s crazy!
Over the past couple of years, people have started to catch on to the fact that they need to drink more water. Combine that with zero-calorie foods and you start to end up with detox waters.
What the heck is detox water?
The general idea behind detox water is that it helps to flush your body of toxins quicker than plain old water. You find healthy foods, toss them in water and drink.
Simple as that.
A great thing about these detox waters is that water by itself can get boring real quick. I’ve had times where I would drink plain water and it made me want to eat a candy bar just to get some flavor in my mouth.
Detox waters provide me with the flavor that I’m usually looking for and therefore preventing me from slipping up and eating something that I shouldn’t be touching.
Detoxification water allows you to enjoy delicious treats without sacrificing the figure you are trying to get.
Tastes great, lose weight.
1. Slim Down Detox Water
A lot of detox waters start with cucumbers because it’s ideal. The diuretic properties that it contains help to guarantee that most of the moisture in your body will be flushed from your system as quickly as possible.
Throw in some grapefruit and you are provided with a little bit of tart flavor that is also packed with fat-burning enzymes.
This drink is also loaded with a ton of other citrus components that help to heal your digestive.
The final touch comes in the form of mint leaves that help to ease any stomach pains.
Just combine all the ingredients and let them sit for two hours before consumption.
Head on over to Skinny Mom for recipe details.
2. Watermelon Detox Water
First, how awesome is watermelon?
Really awesome is the only correct answer.
One of the great nutrients that it contains is lycopene. It’s a strong antioxidant that helps to decrease inflammation. There are also amino acids hidden in this juicy melon that help with blood flow.
I could definitely eat this on its own but why not combine it with some water to get the best of all worlds?
Head on over to Love and Confections for all of the recipe details.
3. Raspberry and Mint Scented Water
Raspberries are my favorite berries. Don’t try to convince me otherwise.
In this awesome water, we get to combine raspberry and mint. Two things with an amazing amount of benefits. The raspberries have cleansing properties while the mint helps relieve stress.
Combined you have a superhero flavor team that aids in both digestion and losing weight.
This awesome recipe comes courtesy of Sammy & Bella.
4. Detox ‘Spa’ Cucumber Water
I’m not sure who came up with the idea of putting them in water but that person is probably a millionaire by now.
If you go to a spa and they don’t have cucumber water then you aren’t at a spa.
Cucumber has a ton of rehydrating properties but because you want a bit more flavor than the vegetable provides you get to add some lemon and mint.
If you want to feel like you are a walking spa then make this water and carry it around with you.
Amanda at The Skinny Fork shows you how to put this awesome water together.
5. Sassy Water
Sometimes I feel like half of what makes a great detox water great is the name.
You know I had to include Sassy Water when I read about it. I don’t even care what’s in it, the name alone has me hooked.
But you might care about what’s in it so let’s discuss.
It’s almost the exact same water as the ‘spa’ water above but with a small twist: it has ginger.
You might think that adding some ginger isn’t going to change things much but ginger is one of the best herbs you can take while trying to lose weight. If I could put ginger in every meal I would.
6. Strawberry Water
I’ve never met a human being that doesn’t like strawberries.
They are the Tom Hanks of food, everyone loves them!
Although this is called strawberry water there is a number of other fruits that you add to the mix.
Oh, did I forget to mention raspberries?
Oh, and of course, strawberries.
Wait, I’m forgetting something else…oh yeah, mint!
At some point, you have to ask yourself if you even need to add water to all of this awesomeness!