Detox waters are not only good for your health and skin, they are refreshing and can really help curb your appetite to avoid junky foods! (Yes, I said "Junky," hehe.) I drink lemon or lime water pretty much every day and in summer I usually add mint leaves and cucumber from the garden. With the weather here in Chicago so bitterly cold - it's seriously giving me some major Polar Vortex Seasonal Affective Disorder...or so I think :( I am ready to start doing things that make me feel a bit of summer warmth again since I can control what I do, not the weather - this girl is determined :)!
You see, lemon, cucumber, mint and ginger water is not just a summer treat, it is a refreshing detoxifying drink you can sip on all year for amazing health and skin benefits!
Sooooo, what are those benefits? Glad you asked!
Here it goes....
Cucumbers: Cucumbers Contain a boat load of skin loving vitamins and minerals such as silica and vitamin K to help skin's elasticity and prevent aging with it's antioxidant content. Plus, cucumber water enhances the flavor of water, which helps you drink more of it. The more water you drink the better it is for both your body and skin health as staying hydrated is important in keeping your skin supple and your body cells, because water transports oxygen, vitamins and minerals.
Ginger: Ginger is an herb, that is used as a spice and has a multitude of health benefits. Ginger aids in digestion, it's also a powerful antinflammatory that reduces pain in joints, it has a high level of antioxidants that fight free radicals in your body and has been linked to preventing cancer growth! The best way to get the most out of ginger is to boil it and strain the water and cool it, but adding fresh ginger in water and letting it sit overnight won't hurt either if you don't have time to boil it.
Lemons: Lemon adds a yummy citrus punch to your water, it's a diuretic, it helps regulate the digestive track, it's also loaded with vitamin C to help boost your immune system. Read all about the benefits of lemon water here.
Mint: Mint adds a bit of sweetness to your water and also contains many health benefits. Mint is known to aid in digestion and it helps break down dietary fats.
Drinking 1-2 liters of this detox water a day will be very beneficial. This detox water can curbs cravings for garbage food, boosts your immune system and release toxic waste from your body to really help detoxify your body and your skin for both health and beauty benefits!
Do you have a favorite detox drink? Share it in the comments below!