Drinking water is one the best and the safest ways to staying healthy. It keeps you hydrated, keeps your organs functioning well and helps you flush out toxins from your body, thus detoxing you. Instead of a bottle full of plain old water, why not jazz up your water with fruits, veggies and herbs?

Enter detox water. It is just water that has slices of fruits or vegetables left in it for a few hours. The longer you leave the water, the stronger the flavour will be. This is a better alternative to drinking sugary drinks and soda, and is easily prepared and you can carry it to your work place and keep sipping it through the day.
Detox water boasts many benefits:
 
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Detoxes the body
  • Balances the pH of the body
  • Aids digestion
  • Boosts immunity
  • Helps with boosting energy levels
  • Improves complexion
 
So would you like a few easy detox water recipes that you can make at home? Here goes…
Cool ginger mint lime detox water
 

Cool ginger mint lime detox water

You need:
 
1 cucumber sliced
2 inch fresh ginger piece peeled and sliced
2 lemon or lime wedges
A few fresh mint leaves
A pinch of Himalaya salt
 
Method:
 
Steep all the above ingredients in 1 litre of water. You can allow the ingredients to soak in the water for 1-12 hours, and keep sipping it through the day.
 
Why it works:
 
Cucumber has a lot of antioxidants and promotes hydration and adds a subtle flavour to the water. Ginger aids digestion and has anti-inflammatory properties, which helps to reduce the bloated feeling you sometimes get. Lime and mint help with digestion and weight loss.

Apple herbal detox water
 

Apple herbal detox water

You need:
 
1 apple sliced
2 orange wedges peeled
1 sprig of rosemary
A pinch of Himalayan salt
 
Method:
 
Steep all the above ingredients in 1 litre of water and allow them to infuse into the water for 1-12 hours. Keep sipping it through the day.
 
Why this works:
 
Apples are high in antioxidants and flavonoids that add a nice taste to your water. Oranges are rich in vitamin C, helps boost the immune system and helps prevent skin damage. Rosemary is a fragrant herb which improves digestion, aids memory and concentration.

Aloe citrus detox water
 

Aloe citrus detox water

You need:
 
Wedges from 1-2 oranges peeled
½ a lemon squeezed
1 tsp. aloe vera gel (scooped from the inside of an aloe plant)
A few mint leaves
 
Method:
 
Steep all the above ingredients in 1 litre of water and allow them to infuse into the water for 1-12 hours. Keep sipping it through the day.
 
Why this works:
 
Along with the benefits of lemon and oranges, this detox water has aloe vera, which helps in balancing the pH levels of the body. It also helps relieve heartburn and aids digestion. It improves liver function and has a lot of benefits for the skin as well.