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Detox With Lemon Cucumber Ginger Mint Water

4 Detox Ingredients You Need to Add to Your H2O

When you're trying to get your health back on track, there are many ways to detox your way to feeling better. The best way to flush out toxins, however, is simple: lots and lots of water. But you don't have to drink it plain; you can add a little flavor as well with these delicious (and detoxifying) additions. Add all of these to a large pitcher or bottle full of ice and water and drink throughout the next day for an effective way to detox! It helps to let these pieces soak overnight in your fridge to let the flavors meld.

Related: A Ginger Smoothie Full of Detox Power

  • Lemon: Lemon water makes for a powerful detox drink; lemon juice helps to cleanse and alkalize the body. Add one thinly sliced lemon to a large pitcher, or squeeze fresh lemon juice into your glass.
  • Mint: Mint adds a touch of sweetness without the sugar to your water, and it also helps settle your stomach and aids in digestion as well.
  • Cucumber: Cucumber water isn't just for spas. Adding a few slices of cucumber to your water makes for excellent rehydration, and cucumber also contains anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Ginger: The spicy root helps cleanse out your system, aids in digestion, and settles your stomach. A little goes a long way, so start with a few thin slices or grate a tiny piece into your water and taste before adding more as necessary.

Related: 10 Natural Ways to Help Detoxify the Body

To make one serving of detox water, add three to five slices of cucumber, half a lemon, and a few sprigs of mint leaves to 24 ounces of ice-cold water. You can also add sliced peeled ginger (about a one-inch piece of ginger root, or to taste) for a spicy kick.

Related: This 1-Day Cleanse Will Reset Your Body ASAP

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chrisylla10 chrisylla10 1 year

such great ideas! I'm bouta make one tomorrow to bring to class :) it seems like a healthy and refreshing beverage to drink !


Gina-Marie3208758 Gina-Marie3208758 1 year

I made this and let it sit overnight on my cold porch. I strained out the ingredients the next day but used them again for the next batch. I drank the water throughout the day. At first I didn't find it appealing but the more I drank of it the more I really enjoyed it. Thanks!

Nancy-Einhart Nancy-Einhart 1 year
What does "alkalize" mean anyway?
CoMMember13630325274907 CoMMember13630325274907 2 years
I have been doing this for about a week and have had bad stomach aches and been going to the bathroom a lot more.. should this only be done for only a few days? What are the donts for this?
Bksuga Bksuga 2 years
my mom has been doing this for years!!!
Josephine14694356 Josephine14694356 2 years
simple and very affordable
DrinkINGO DrinkINGO 2 years
You should try out INGO Cucumer Waters ( The original recipe is Cucumber, Lemon, Mint & Ginger and just launched a Cucumber Watermelon version for the Spring / Summer.
L.e.3436405 L.e.3436405 3 years
Thanks for this. I usually use Mio water enhancer to flavor my water, but I am going to try this today instead. Seems more healthier!
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