Detox or detox water are waters flavored with fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices, useful for purifying the body. Good, refreshing, colorful, healthy, they are very easy to prepare at home. Let’s see what they are, what benefits they bring and 5 detox water recipes useful to purify us with taste.
How detox waters are prepared and what benefits they have
The detox water, or detox water, is prepared by infusing fruit and vegetables in cold water. Fruit and vegetables should be washed, roughly cut and placed in a jug of water, where they should be left for a minimum of five hours to a maximum of 24 hours; the jug will then be placed in the refrigerator and covered with a plate or food film.
Obviously, the longer the infusion time, the greater the substances present in our water: in fact, fruit will release a series of water-soluble substances into the water including vitamins, mineral salts and antioxidants that are precious for our health.
The most suitable fruits for the preparation of detox water are: strawberries, berries, citrus fruits, kiwi, watermelon, pineapple, cherries, peaches and grapes. Among the vegetables, cucumbers, fennel, carrots and celery are excellent. To make the detox waters, it is better to choose organic fruit and vegetables as vegetable peels are also used.
To our detox waters we can then add spices such as cinnamon sticks or fresh ginger root, or aromatic herbs such as sage, rosemary, mint.
Thanks to the detox waters, those who are not used to drinking a lot during the day can take this healthy habit and purify their body with taste: a colored and tasty water for some of us is in fact much more palatable than normal water.
Detox water: the recipes
1. Draining detox water
To stimulate the metabolism and lose weight faster during weight loss diets, add four slices of diced pineapple, four strawberries and a handful of blackberries to one and a half liters of water.
Drink this detox water throughout the day if you want to stimulate diuresis and fight cellulite and water retention.
2. Detox water antioxidant
Red fruits are rich in antioxidants that help counteract the signs of aging because they fight the action of free radicals.
You can prepare an antioxidant detox water by infusing a handful of blackberries, a tablespoon of blueberries, five strawberries cut in half and five fresh sage leaves in one and a half liters of cold water overnight.
3. Citrus flavored water
Thanks to the high vitamin C content of citrus fruits, you can prepare a detox water useful for stimulating the immune system and preventing seasonal ailments. Leave to infuse for five hours in one and a half liters of water an orange and a grapefruit cut into wedges with a fresh sprig of rosemary.
4. Digestive water
If you suffer from digestive problems, such as bloating and heaviness, try drinking this cleansing and digestive water throughout the day.
Prepare it by leaving a thinly sliced fennel, apple, lemon and fresh ginger root in one and a half liters of water overnight.
5. Refreshing detox water
To make a refreshing detox water, add a sliced cucumber, a sliced lemon and ten fresh mint leaves to one and a half liters of water.
In addition to refreshing, this detox water promotes good bowel function and stimulates diuresis.