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5 Detox Water Recipes To Improve Your Health And Wellness

Flushing out toxins was never this easy

By Gargi Agrawal  September 3rd, 2021

Just a cursory, mindless scroll through your social media is enough to introduce you to lemon wedges sitting pretty in an aesthetically pleasing water jar. Some feature an elaborate mix of fresh cucumber slices and mint; other versions are almost like a summer dream with a fusion of berries. But the question is, do these infused waters actually benefit you?

Crack open your fitness encyclopedia and you’ll spot the buzzword ‘detox water.’ Made with any fruit, vegetable or herbs—detox water typically aids hydration, weight loss and your quest for glowing skin. Lending water a fruity flavour from the infusion, this incentive indirectly promotes increased intake of water, which leads to multiple health and beauty benefits. From immunity boosting, hydration, burning fat to clearer skin—ahead, here are 5 DIY detox water recipes for all your concerns.

1. Hydration

Detox Water

If you’re a victim of fatigue and headaches caused due to dehydration, then it’s time to amp up your water intake. Count on the power of fruity and citrus flavours of the detox water. Here’s how you can make your own infusion for the ultimate hydration.

Ingredients:

2 Strawberries (sliced); 

1 Lemon (sliced)

1-2 Litres Water

5-6 Basil Leaves

Ice Cubes

Method:

In a big jar, add the strawberry and lemon slices. Tear up the basil leaves and layer in the jar with ice cubes. Fill it up with water, let it stand for an hour and it’s ready to drink.


2. Burning Fat

Detox Water

Last night’s leftover cold pizza making you feel heavy? Or perhaps, guilty? This detox water recipe promises to combat the guilt and burn off the extra calories.

Ingredients:

Half an Apple (sliced)

2 Cinnamon Sticks

1-2 Litres Water

Ice Cubes

Method:

Pop the apple slices and cinnamon sticks in a jar filled with water. Add ice cubes and let it steep overnight for maximum benefits.


3. Cleansing

Want to get rid of the toxins in your body and safeguard yourself from the external environment? Turn to the aloe vera infused detox water which is known for its potent antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties.

Ingredients:

5-6 Slices Of Aloe Vera (with pulp and skin intact)

1-2 Litres Water

Ice Cubes

Method:

Add the aloe vera wedges, water and ice cubes in a jar. Let it stand for half a day and then it’s ready to drink.


4. Clear Skin

Antioxidants are pivotal in the process of achieving clear, glowing skin. And if you’re struggling to steer away from tired and dull skin, then here’s a natural remedy for help.

Ingredients:

3 Tablespoons Pomegranate Seeds

Handful Of Raspberries

1-2 Litres Water

Ice Cubes

Method:

In a large jar, mix the pomegranate seeds with raspberries. Muddle the fruits together to release their natural juices. Add water and ice cubes to it, let the concoction stand for an hour and voila, it’s ready.


5. Immunity Boosting

In a time when the risk of bacteria and viruses is at an all-time high, this DIY detox water will help boost your immune system. Drink it everyday to provide your body with ample nutrients.

Ingredients:

2 Cups of Watermelon Pieces

1 Lemon (sliced)

5-6 Mint Leaves

Half a Ginger (Peeled)

1-2 Litres Water

Ice Cubes

Method:

Mix all the ingredients and follow it up with ice cubes. Repeat this process once again to layer the ingredients. Once done, add water and refrigerate for 3-4 hours, and it’s ready for your martini glass.

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