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Staying hydrated is vital to our health. It is often suggested to us that we should drink at least eight glasses of water a day. However, simply drinking plain water can be boring. Recently, drinking water has become more interesting and healthy by adding a few extra ingredients to it. This hype is known as 'detox water'.
Detox water is water that has been infused with the flavour of fresh fruit, vegetables or even herbs. It can also be referred to as fruit-infused water or fruity flavoured water. Making your own detox water at home is very easy and there are many ways to do it. All you need to do is add your favourite fruit, vegetables or even herbs.
Detox waters contain very few calories because they are made simply by infusing the flavour, not juicing or blending. This makes them a popular drink for detox programmes such as the 'Lemon Detox' or the 'Master Cleanse'.
Helps with weight loss - Drinking water may help with weight loss, and this also applies to detox water. Studies have shown that by drinking just half a litre of water you are able to increase your metabolic rate by 30% in about an hour, which will help to burn more calories. In fact, people who drink the recommended amount of water as part of a weight loss programme tend to lose more weight than those who don't. In addition to this, drinking water is also associated with a reduction in hunger. Therefore, if you drink water before a meal, you are likely to eat less food compared to not drinking water before a meal.
Improves digestive health - Hydration is important for digestive health and also keeps our bowels moving properly. Prolonged dehydration can lead to constipation, which will leave you feeling bloated and tired. However, you can solve this problem by drinking plenty of water as it helps food to pass smoothly through your intestines and prevents you from becoming constipated.
Improve mood and energy levels - Mild dehydration can affect your mood, concentration and even your energy levels. Studies have shown that a dehydration level of around 1% can significantly reduce mood, reduce concentration span and cause headaches. In addition to this, studies have also shown that those who consume less than 1.2 litres of water per day will be less happy, have less energy and feel less calm than those who consume more than 2.5 litres of water per day. Therefore, if you are not drinking enough water, you may want to increase your water intake as it can improve your mood and give you more energy.
Boosts immune function - Eating fruit, vegetables or fruit juices can help support and boost our immune system. Vitamin C, in particular, has been shown to be beneficial to our immune system when consumed regularly. You can get vitamin C or other vitamins through detox water as it is a combination of water with other fruits, vegetables and even herbs.
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Cut a cup of fresh watermelon into cubes and, add it to a jug of water. Afterwards, add four to six mint leaves and stir. If you don't want your water to have a strong mint flavour, you can use about four leaves or even less.
Cut half a cucumber and a lemon into thin slices. Afterwards, add these slices to a jug of water. This is a great morning drink as it can help beat belly bloating and can also boost your energy.
Add half a cup of fresh raspberries, a thinly sliced lemon and some mint leaves to a jug of water.
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