The best way to get your health and target body weight where you want them isn’t by changing the meals you only eat a few times a day, but by changing what you are sipping on all day long. Brew yourself a refreshing glass of water overflowing with natural vitamins, antioxidants, and a plethora of other amazing benefits. Our pick is the Strawberry, Cucumber, Lime, and Mint Mix.
1 CUP SLICED CUCUMBER
The expression “cool as a cucumber” really fits the benefits that come from this amazing mixture. Eating cucumbers can make you less stressed. B Vitamins have a reputation for relieving anxiety, and cucumbers have three of them: B1, B5, and B7! Cucumbers are also full of antioxidants and have been suggested to help with bad breath.
2 LIMES, SLICED
They are widely used as a tool for weight loss; this is mainly due to how they help with digestion. They also can help prevent kidney stones, balance your pH, and give you a boost of potassium and Vitamin C. There are many reasons to love some lime in your detox water recipe.
1/4 CUP FRESH MINT LEAVES
Mint, like lemons, are great for helping digestion. That’s why we love this recipe as it pairs this dynamic duo together to help speed weight loss naturally. Mint is also a refreshing way to fight fatigue and depression, as the essential oils help stimulate your energy.
1 CUP SLICED STRAWBERRIES
They are packed with Vitamin C, which boosts your immune system and is a natural antioxidant, and even helps collagen which improves the elasticity of your skin and prevent wrinkles. The potassium in strawberries makes them very good for your heart by regulating blood pressure.
In a half-gallon jar, or a 2 quart pitcher, layer the strawberries, cucumbers, lime slices, and mint leaves with the ice cubes. Fill jar or pitcher with water. Let chill for 10 minutes, and then enjoy!
For maximum health benefits, you should be sure to use organic produce in all detox water recipes. This is to avoid drinking concentrated amounts of chemicals and other toxins used in commercial farming.