In this post, we discuss lemon water for detoxing and some of the benefits that there are to a lemon water detox.
What is a Detox Drink?
A detox drink is often portrayed as some complex drink only used by beauty queens, although a lot of people overlook the fact that making yourself a detox drink is an incredibly simple process and there isn’t actually a lot to it.
The word “detox” can be used in many different situations (the most common being alcoholism), however a detox in terms of our bodies means to get rid of toxins and other unhealthy substances which have worked their way into our bodies. There are a lot of nasty things that can lead to illnesses, and making a detox drink like lemon water can help get rid of them.
What are the Benefits of Making Lemon Water for Detoxing?
There are many different benefits that you can gain from making lemon water for detoxing, all of which will show you exactly why you should incorporate it into your life.
Lemons contain very high levels of Vitamin C, a vitamin which our body loves. Vitamin C contains antioxidants which fight the “bad” cells of our body and therefore helps supports your body in maintaining healthy skin. Not only that, but these same antioxidants allow for your body to heal any injuries that you may have undergone recently, making the recovery process faster than before.
As mentioned above, our bodies love Vitamin C. This vitamin is very important to our bodies as it helps support our immune systems in developing and becoming stronger, which then goes on to helping us fight diseases or any infections that we may be suffering from. This is a very important factor to consider.
Don’t be ashamed if you think you have bad breath; a lot of people do. However, with a lemon water detox you are able to battle bad breath and live happier knowing that this healthy drink has helped you get rid of bad breath. This is purely due to the strength of lemon juices.
Just like when you brush your teeth, the after-taste of toothpaste pushes you away from wanting to eat anything for at least an hour. Similarly, if you were to drink a lemon water detox, you would feel less inclined to eat afterwards due to the taste that it leaves in your mouth. If you are looking to take on a weight loss program or simply improve your lifestyle, then a lemon water detox is the perfect path to take.
As unpleasant as it is to think about, when drinking a lemon water detox your urinary tract will become cleaner and generally healthier. The detox will help kill off any bacteria that has been left behind there as well as preventing UTI’s from occurring.
Kidneys and liver
That’s right, a lemon water detox can in fact have a great impact on both the functionality of your kidney and your liver. This is due to the drink promotes enzyme production as well as supporting metabolic maintenance.
While more common among men, it’s definitely worth doing all you can to help your other half get away from the risk of ever suffering from kidney stones. Studies have shown that the citric acid which comes from lemons has helped not only discourage, but slow down, the production of kidney stones. How amazing!
Easy Steps for Five Super Simple Recipes
Start from Basic
- Cut a fresh lemon into half.
- Squeeze the juice of the lemon directly into a glass of warm water.
- Drink. Simple as that.
Honey Lemon Drink
- Cut a fresh lemon into half.
- Squeeze the juice of the lemon directly into a glass of water.
- Add a teaspoon of organic raw honey using a wooden spoon. ( Add more if you like a sweeter taste.)
Tips: Adding honey into lukewarm water will multiply the benefits of lemon. This mixture boosts the antibacterial and collagen to your skin, soothes sore throat and also helps in weight loss.
Lemon Cucumber Drink
- Cut a lemon into half, thinly sliced
- Cut five slices of cucumber. Save two in the fridge to do an eye cooling mask.
- Add the lemon and cucumber slices in the fruit infuser water bottle and ready to go!
Tips: Cucumbers contain silica that provides extra benefits to the skin. They have antioxidant properties which help fight free radicals and anti-inflammatory properties that can calm skin irritation. To top up on immune-boosting vitamin, lemons and cucumbers are best friends to rehydrate!
Honey Lemon Cucumber Spearmint Drink
- Cut a lemon into half, thinly sliced.
- Cut three slices of cucumber.
- Add 12 sprigs of spearmint leaves.
- Stuff all the ingredients into the fruit infuser water bottle.
- Add organic raw honey to taste. Perfecto! (This is actually my favorite!)
Tips: Now you know the benefits of mixing lemon, cucumber and honey into your lemon drink. Spearmint is a great choice to add cooling effects, rich source of vitamin C, magnesium, calcium and fibre to your drink. It also aids digestion and adds a touch of sweetness to your water. Needless to say the exotic tropical look and mint fragrance, YUM!
Honey Lime Lemon Cucumber Spearmint Ginger Drink
- Cut three thin slices of lemon.
- Cut five thin slices of cucumber.
- Cut three thin slices of lime.
- Add 12 sprigs of spearmint leaves.
- Crush some ginger (depends on your favor) and put in a bowl, add 10ml of water and squeeze out the juice of ginger. Alternatively, you can slice peeled ginger (about a one-inch piece of ginger root, or to taste)
- Stuff all the ingredients into the glass or fruit infuser water bottle.
- Add the freshly squeezed ginger juice or peeled ginger and honey to taste. (This is a great recipe for weight loss, try and see the results!)
Tips: While limes can add a hint of refreshing tangy taste, ginger provides a spicy kick to your lemon water. It helps to cleanse your system, eases digestion and settles your stomach. This spicy root promotes wonderful metabolism boosting together with lemons and limes.
Your Next Daily Thing to Do…
Given that you will never have to worry about having bad breath in the morning ever again, there are no negatives to incorporate lemon water into your life. Make it a daily habit to drink it in the morning with empty stomach without adding sugar (Yes, needless to brush teeth, just wake up and go straight to the kitchen and make yourself a glass of fresh squeezed lemon water for maximum results). You can always drink your favorite coffee 30 minutes later. Pledge yourself a 30-day challenge to form this good habit. Infuse these lemon water recipes in the fruit infuser water bottles or fruit infuser pitcher or as recommended below. This detox, along with many other detoxes, will help improve your general health as well as fighting against bacteria through the use of Vitamin C and citric acids. Trust the power of lemon water for detoxing, give it a shot, you won’t regret it!