Are you looking to jumpstart your health and fitness goals? There’s no need to waste your money on expensive cleanses or juice detoxes. With just 3 simple ingredients (plus some good old H20), you can give you body the cleansing it needs and rid your body of toxins that have been building up. The only ingredients you’ll need are lemon, cucumber and mint. The combination of these ingredients together will have you feeling great in no time. Here are some reasons why this detox water is beneficial to your health.
Lemon: Lemon water itself is a powerful detox drink because lemon helps cleanse and alkalize the body. It also aids in digestion and will give your immune system a boost.
Mint: Not only does mint add a delicious taste to your water, it also helps to settle your stomach and aids in digestion.
Cucumbers: These vitamin filled veggies will help rehydrate your body and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Here are some other benefits of lemons:
Prevents indigestion and constipation
Aids in weight loss
Lowers blood pressure
Protects against immune system deficiencies
Helps flush out toxins
Replenishes body salts after an intense workout
Here are some other benefits of cucumbers:
Helps maintain a healthy weight
Supports heart health
Replenishes daily vitamins
Contains several antioxidants
Contains vitamin C, which is known for its immune system benefits
Eliminates toxins from the body
Soothes the digestive tract
Supports dental health
There are more than enough reasons to get to the kitchen and whip up this hydrating detox drink. If you drink this daily, you will give your body the kick-start it needs and cleanse your body of toxins. It will leave you feeling refreshed, energized and ready to take on your day.
- 12 cups water
- 1 medium cucumber, sliced
- 2-3 small lemons, sliced
- 10-12 mint leaves
Directions: Pour water in a large pitcher and add the cucumber, lemons and mint. Let steep overnight. Drink throughout the day.