Drinking water can help flush out the wastes and toxins your body accumulated from the food you eat, the air you breathe, and the chemicals you get in contact with throughout the day. But did you know that you can transform your everyday water into a potent detox water and get greater benefit from it?
Yes, here are two proven-effective water detox recipes that will change the way you drink:
Warm Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon Water
Apple cider vinegar is rich in enzymes that help kill pathogens, like bacteria. It also contains the antioxidant chlorogenic acid, which has been found to protect LDL cholesterol from oxidation, reducing one’s risk to heart disease as a result.
Lemon, meanwhile, is a great source of citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. It aids in digestion and encourages production of the bile. A combination of these two healthful ingredients and water will not only flush out unwanted materials and toxins from your body but also aid in your weight loss, boost your immune system, balance your pH level, energize you and more.
How to prepare:
Slice 1/2 or one whole lemon and put it in a large mug (or a liter if you prefer) of luke warm water. Add two to three tablespoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. Stir a bit and let the mixture sit for at least 2 minutes before drinking to make sure the lemon has infused the water. Drink first thing in the morning.
Tip: Avoid using hot water, because heat will kill the essential enzymes and nutrients the lemon and vinegar provide.
Warm Lemon, Cayenne Pepper Water
When taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, this powerful combination will kick-start your digestive system and stimulate your liver, keeping them in tip-top shape to combat toxins on a daily basis.
The vitamin C in lemon will help transform toxins into digestible materials and stimulate your liver’s enzymes by helping to oxygenate your body. Cayenne pepper, meanwhile, can aid in digestion, help regulate blood sugar, and stimulate your circulatory system by opening the capillaries. It can also increase your body’s temperature, kick starting your metabolism and helping you lose weight over time.
How to prepare: Squeeze 1/2 lemon into a full glass of warm water and sprinkle with cayenne pepper. Drink while still warm.
Tip: Use non-irradiated cayenne pepper since irradiation negates its health benefits.
Drink any of these detox drinks every day and you will sure feel lighter and healthier inside.