In the past few months, I’ve been eating really unhealthy, drinking alcohol at parties and I wasn’t physically active as much as I could’ve been.
The other day, after a long night out, I woke up with a hangover and felt awful and bloated and that is what made me realize that I need to start taking care of my body and live a healthy lifestyle once again.
I know, it’s not as fun as eating whatever you want and clubbing with friends, but in the long-term, it’s healthy for both the mind and body.
Besides obvious healthy eating and exercise, water is a must in a healthy lifestyle. By drinking lots of water, you can lose weight faster, clear your skin, increase your energy, boost the immune system and even prevent cramps and sprains.
And I know that you probably already know this, but are you also practicing it? Are you really drinking enough water?
There are many different opinions on how much should we drink, but one thing’s for sure a glass or two a day is definitely not enough.
So, what’s the solution? Well, many agree that you should drink at least 2 liters of water a day (or 8-ounce glasses).
But water is boring, isn’t it? It tastes plain, so that is why I decided to share with you 5 different ways that you can make your detox water.
Detox water is a unique type of drink. It’s water added with different fruits and/or vegetables of your choice. This means that you get to have the same regular water with very little difference in calories, but big difference in taste – it tastes much better.
Cucumber and lemon water is the most popular type of detox water there is and it’s also my favorite.Both lemon and cucumber have high water content, improve skin quality and lemon/cucumber water is great for acne.
Lemons can also aid digestion and help prevent kidney stones, they are also a good source of vitamin C.
On the other hand, cucumbers have great benefits in a way that they reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, improve eye health, repair hair and fight cancer.
All you need to do is cut one or two slices of lemon and cucumber and put them in the water. Let the flavors soak for a few minutes and then start drinking! The glass for that serving is a regular sized one.
This apple-cinnamon detox water has many benefits. While apples are extremely rich in antioxidants
and reduce the risk of developing all kinds of sicknesses
(such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension), cinnamon is perhaps the most delicious and the healthiest spice
on the planet. It lowers blood sugar, activates hormones that suppress appetite and has a plethora of other impressive health benefits.Cut one slice of apple into small cubes and place them into the water. Then sprinkle less than a teaspoon of cinnamon on top and you have the perfect detox water for weight loss!
I mean, look at the picture! If you are obsessed with autumn aesthetic as I am, you just need to have this detox water in your house.
If you want to lose weight faster, I highly suggest you try out grapefruit detox water recipe. All you need is one ingredient (well, two, if you count water) – a grapefruit. This fruit might have a bit of a bitter taste to it, but that doesn’t make it any less healthy. Grapefruit is found, besides weight loss, to maintain heart health, reduce blood pressure and has an anti-aging effect. It contains loads of antioxidants, fiber, minerals, and vitamins, too.
Did you know that tangerines contain more vitamin A than oranges and also have loads of different benefits? They are found to help improve cognitive functioning, fight skin diseases, and arthritis and even help in healing minor cuts and wounds. Blueberries, on the other hand, are the king of antioxidant foods. They lower blood pressure, protect cholesterol in the blood form and prevent many diseases.
And they are also found to be the king of Instagram aesthetic, so make sure to make your own recipe, too!
I’m not sure if this recipe can count as detox water, but something tells me that tea and detox water are basically the same. The only difference is that the ingredients in tea are cut in small pieces
and detox water has a heavier form.Well… However, green tea has lots of benefits
! They include improving weight loss, lowering the risk of diseases, improving brain function, removing acne
among others) and also, green tea has zero calories
! But honey is also a pretty healthy ingredient, too. Honey might have a little more calories, but it has its benefits. It soothes a sore throat, lowers blood pressure, improves cholesterol and has a great number of antioxidants.
When it comes to lemon benefits, jump back to the first recipe!