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How to Make Detox Water At Home

June 8th, 2015 | 5 comments
Hello Summer, I thought you’d never come. But, I’m glad you did!

It’s summer… it’s hot, it’s humid and sometimes a bit sticky. I really love these warmer days and spending time outside in the sun soaking up the vitamin D. However, the heat can be a bit draining to our bodies, so staying hydrated in the summer (and all year long) is a priority. 

Hydration in essential for optimal health. Your body, which is mostly made up of water, needs to be hydrated to carry out natural processes that keep us healthy and thriving such as digestion, circulation, detoxification and more. When I was in nutrition school I learned that ideally we would all be drinking HALF OUR BODY WEIGHT IN OUNCES of water per day. So, a person who weighs 130 lbs would drink at least 65 ounces of water per day or the equivalent of 8 glasses or so.  Are you drinking enough?

Body Weight / 2 = # of ounces of water per day your body craves

I often hear my clients complain that while they know drinking water is important it can be a bit boring to guzzle just plain ole water. I understand, variety is the spice of life! Which is why I often encourage my clients to get creative when it comes to their water and make it interesting by creating their own detox water combinations at home and switching up the flavors. 

Lemon + Orange + Grapefruit

citrus water

By adding fruit and herbs to your water you not only increase the flavor but also kick the health benefits up a notch too as the water absorbs the nutrients from the additives to give it a boost. 

Fresh Mint + Lime

mint n lime

Didya know? Staying well hydrated has been proven to increase energy, aid in digestion, reduce headaches, keeps our thoughts clear and help rev up our bodies’ natural detoxifying processes. 

TIP: Try swapping out your morning coffee for a big glass of DETOX WATER for 7 days and see how you feel. Notice how you feel and what your body craves throughout the day.

Basil + Strawberry + Lemon 

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How to Make Homemade Detox Water
  1. Fill your water bottle or water jug with purified water.
  2. Add fresh fruit slices of your choice (have fun with different combinations).
  3. Add fresh herbs of your choice (optional).
  4. Refrigerate over night OR toss right in before you leave the house in the morning.

For Fruit I love: Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Orange, Strawberry, Mango, Raspberry, Pineapple (okay, just about any fruit works!)

For Herbs I love: Fresh Mint, Rosemary or Basil 

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 Mint Infused Water (So Refreshing!)

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By infusing the water over night you release the essential oils in the herbs and vitamins from the fruit for an added boost of nutrition and energy. I like to “slap” the herbs between my hands a few times before adding it in (and take a good inhale of the amazing scent first) as that helps to release the essential oils — try it! Make sure your fruit is organic and thoroughly washed since your water will be soaking in it. And most of all…enjoy and have fun with the flavor combos!

Let me know what your favorite combinations are in the comments below. Happy sipping!

 

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DeAnna Lynn Englezos is a Brooklyn-based Certified Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach. Her core mission is to share accessible information on health and happiness that actually works and healthy recipes that taste great. DeAnna is the proud owner of an adorable rescue pup named Harlow and posts pictures of her often.
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