Detox Water – An Overview
Over the past few years, tremendous hype has developed regarding newer types of water. Many believe that adding special ingredients to the regular water boosts its nutrition. And that, these ingredients amplify the health benefits of water.
Along the same lines, today, we’re going to look into yet another trending type of infused water, namely Detox Water. Like Carbonated water, the water seems to be a promising and the ultimate solution for well-being and fitness.
But, let me tell you, not all the scientists and health-enthusiasts seem to agree with the very concept. They contradict and claim that there is nothing special or magical about it. Well, who knows? Maybe they’re right? To get our answer, we must first know; What is Detox water? What are the benefits? Let’s find out!
What is Detox Water?
By definition, Detox Water is fruit, vegetable, or herb-infused water. The term infusion here implies that you need not blend or juice out the herbs, vegetables, or fruits. Instead, you only need to place the selected special ingredient in a jug of water and place it in the refrigerator. (And of course, keep drinking it with regular intervals). You can even carry it around. No matter whether you’re going to the gym or work, it’ll keep nutritiously hydrated.
There are a dozen Detox Water recipes out there, and each one offers a different set of benefits. The following are some popular combinations of special ingredients for Detox Water:
- Cucumbers, Grapefruit, and Lemon
- Cucumber, Lemon/orange, and Mint
- Mango-fresh & Ginger roots
- Apple and Cinnamon
- Lemon & Lime
- Cayenne Pepper, Maple Syrup, and lemon
- Aloe Vera Gel
The appropriate consumption of Detox water can bring about great benefits to the human body. People claim to feel more energized and refreshed when consuming a regular intake of Detox water. Apart from that, Detox water appears to remove toxins from the body, improve the digestive system, boost immunity, and elevate energy levels. However, these are only claimed benefits and may vary according to the type of Detox water.
Have you ever heard that the Detox water helps lose weight? If yes, then do believe it because drinking enough water does raise your metabolic rate and helps in burning more calories. (Metabolic rate is the time consumed by food conversion into energy) According to several studies, drinking 17oz of plain water can alone raise the metabolic rate by 30% for about an hour. Hence, drinking Detox water can greatly help in losing weight.
There are even claims that Detox water boosts our immune system and makes us stronger against diseases. The fruits and vegetables in your Detox water may transmit essential nutrients, such as vitamin C, into the water. Vitamin C can greatly benefit the immune system. However, this can highly vary according to the ingredients.
Also, drinking Detox water can boost your mood, concentration, and energy levels. It is because the large water intake eliminates the chances of dehydration. A study based on dehydration effects shows that a mere1% dehydration in our body can make us feel grumpy, disturb our focus, and cause headaches. Moreover, as Detox water boosts hydration, it also improves our digestive system. Sufficient water helps maintain a smooth peristaltic movement (the movement of the muscles in our gut), thus preventing constipation and other digestive problems. If you want to learn about other ways of hydration, then you may also read 7-Fruits to Stay Hydrated.
How to make it?
Making Detox water is only a matter of minutes. All you need to do is select a combination of herbs, fruits, and vegetables for your Detox water and put them in a jug of water. The water can be warm or cold, depending on your preference. Remember to wash the ingredients before adding them to a water jug. You can cut or crush the ingredients for better infusion of minerals and vitamins. Also, you can fill the water jug twice or thrice before discarding the ingredients.
Now, as you have learned about the Detox water, try to replace some of your water consumption with it. As for the people who oppose it, please know that the presence of a few ingredients does not change the chemistry of water. Consumption of Detox water merely increases the intake of water, provides benefits of hydration, and offers added advantages of the ingredients. One can attain similar benefits by even eating the ingredients separately, and then, drinking water.