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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Detox Water Bar - Health Benefits and Recipes

Detox Water Bar - Health Benefits and Recipes

Are you trying to lose weight, improve your digestive health, fight inflammation and boost your immune system? Drinking a tall glass of detox water (or two to three) a day can help you do just that!

Do you get tired of drinking plain old water all of the time and you need a way to change things up??  Why not give yourself some extra flavor and add amazing health benefits all at the same time?! Sounds too good to be true, huh??

Regular H2O can easily be transformed into delicious detox water by adding fruits, vegetables and herbs. As the ingredients soak, powerful nutrients will release into the water. While all detox water recipes aim to flush harmful toxins from the body, certain ingredients add additional benefits.

Here is a breakdown of health benefits of common ingredients used to make detox water:

Lemon & Lime
  • Flushes toxins
  • Aids digestion
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Rejuvenates skin
Cucumber
  • Flushes toxins
  • Fights inflammation
  • Aids digestion
Orange
  • Flushes toxins
  • Boosts the immune system
Grapefruit
  • Flushes toxins
  • Aids weight loss
  • Improves digestion
  • High in antioxidants 
  • Helps lower cholesterol
Raspberries, Blueberries & Strawberries
  • Flushes toxins
  • Fights inflammation
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Boosts immune system
  • Fights cancer
Watermelon
  • Flushes toxins
  • Fights inflammation
  • Improves blood flow
  • Boosts immune system
Apple
  • Flushes toxins
  • Aids weight loss
  • Fights cancer
  • Boosts immune system
Cinnamon
  • Revs the metabolism
  • Aids digestion
  • Improves brain function
Mint
  • Aids digestion
  • Eases stomachaches 
  • Fights depression
Basil
  • Flushes toxins
  • Fights inflammation
  • Contains antioxidants 
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Fights depression 
  • Fights cancer
Now that you know the benefits, it’s time to start making these delicious detox water recipes!
* When making detox water it’s important to let it sit in the refrigerator for at least two hours before drinking. This will allow the nutrients to seep into the water. 
* When making detox water, many people recommend not eating the fruit afterwards. While eating the fruit certainly won’t harm you, it may not have the same flavor or pack the same nutritional punch as it did before.

Detox Water Recipes:

All Fruit Detox Water

Apple Cinnamon Detox Water

Grapefruit Detox Water


Green Tea Detox Water with Mint


Kiwi Blueberry Detox Water


Lemon Lime Cucumber Detox Water

Strawberry Kiwi Detox Water

Orange Blueberry Detox Water

Raspberry Lemon Detox Water


Strawberry Lemon Basil Detox Water


Watermelon Detox Water


Enjoy these fantastic recipes! You should be drinking half of your weight in water EVERY day!  With these delicious recipes, that should not be so difficult!


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