Health: Add detox ingredients to your water

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Whether you’re trying to lose weight or you simply want to look and feel healthier, one of the best ways to rid your body of harmful toxins is to drink water. Just 2 liters every day will help to keep you hydrated and keep your vital organs in their best possible health.

You don’t have to drink plain water, however. In fact, there are a number of things that you can add to your water that will not only boost the taste; they will help to flush those harmful toxins out of your body.

HOW TO MAKE DETOX WATER:

Detox waters have become very popular and there are many different recipes that you can make.  They are all very easy to make, require very few ingredients and the best part is you can mix and match ingredients in the recipes according to your personal taste.

 INGREDIENTS:

  • One liter ice water
  • Slices of fresh cucumber
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 sliced lemon
  • 1Tsp grated ginger

 PROCEDURE:

Put all the ingredients in bottle, mix it well, leave it in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours and drink it all day.

HOW THIS RECIPE WORKS:

-Mint is a great appetizer or palate cleanser, and it promotes digestion. It also soothes stomachs in cases of indigestion or inflammation.

-Cucumber will help you to stay hydrated. Staying hydrated will help your skin stay supple and smooth, and adding in cucumbers to your water intake means you’re getting extra nutrients that help even more. Cucumbers contain silica, which provides extra benefits to the skin. You can also use the cucumbers after you’ve finished the cucumber water. They’re great for helping to calm irritation caused by acne or other blemishes. You’ll be helping your skin from the inside, as well as topically when you add cucumber water to your skin care routine.

-Lemon, a fruit popular for its therapeutic properties, helps maintain your immune system and thus, protects you from the clutches of most types of infections. It also plays the role of a blood purifier. Lemon is a fabulous antiseptic.

-The phenolic compounds in ginger are known to help relieve gastrointestinal irritation, stimulate saliva and bile production and suppress gastric contractions and movement of food and fluids through the GI tract.

BENEFITS OF DETOX WATER:

  • Improve Sense of Wellbeing.
  • Work as Anti-Aging.
  • Lighter Feeling
  • Healthier Hair
  • Odorless Breath
  • Improve Skin
  • Stronger Immune System
  • Helps with Weight Loss
  • Boosts Your Energy

Hira Ahmed is a student Mass Communication at Karchi University. She tweets at @HiraAhmed20 and can be reached at hiraahmed@outlook.com

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