May 12, 2020 3 min read

You have probably heard that our bodies are 60% water and that we need water to survive.

There are a lot of theories out there on how much water you should be drinking per day. Some say you should be drinking half an ounce to an ounce of water for each pound you weigh. Others say, just a straight-eight 8 oz. glasses of water per day. But, truth be told, not all of us like the taste of plain water. 

The thing is our body NEEDS hydration! Water helps reduce inflammation, aids in digestion, and supports weight loss. So, today, we bring you a fun way of increasing your water intake and, at the same time, pamper your body, your taste buds, and your immune system. 

One of my favorite things this time of year is not only to drink more water but to detox at the same time by adding a few simple targeted ingredients to my water.

You have probably heard of DETOX WATERS before (maybe you have even looked for some recipes on Pinterest too. I do it too. I'm trying out a new recipe every day). Detox waters help your body by flushing out toxins and cleansing your liver. And they are super simple to make.

Today I bring you a lovely, fresh, vegan-friendly, no sugar, low carb, gluten-free, keto-friendly, summer-friendly recipe :D. This Lemon & Lime Recipe makes it easy to increase your water intake, lose weight, and support your immune system. It takes only minutes to make and tastes amazing.

 

What Are the Benefits of Lemon & Lime Detox Water?

  • It helps promote hydration. We should be drinking eight 8 oz. glasses of water per day, adding lemon & lime to your water helps it taste better and in theory will help you drink more water.
  • Water, Lemon & Lime support weight loss. Drinking more water will actually make you feel fuller. That combined with the health benefits of lemon & lime, specifically the polyphenol antioxidants, helps reduces weight gain. Limes & lemons also have a low glycemic index and help regulate how your body absorbs sugar into the bloodstream. As a result, you may experience fewer blood sugar spikes.
  • It’s a good source of Vitamin C. Citrus fruits, in general, are a great source of Vitamin C, which aids the immune system. The vitamin C and antioxidants in limes & lemons can strengthen your immune system and help your body fight off infections such as the cold and flu virus. It may also shorten the duration of an illness. Limes are also a good source of potassium, vitamins A, B, C, and D, calcium, and magnesium. Vitamin C can also reduce the level of inflammation in your body.
  • Helps with Digestion. Limes & lemons are acidic and they help saliva break down food for better digestion. Additionally, flavonoids in limes stimulate the secretion of digestive juices. If you experience constipation, the acidity of limes can clear the excretory system and stimulate bowel activity.

 

Lemon & Lime Detox Water Recipe

  • Drop 1 & 1/2 sliced lemon, 3 sliced limes and mint leaves (this is optional, you can also add a couple of basilic leaves instead of mint) in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.
  • Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water. Place in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving.
  • You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavor.

Friendly reminder: Always use fresh lemons & limes, not artificial juice. Wash fresh lemons & limes thoroughly to remove pesticides, dirt, and wax. Drinking this lemon water consistently throughout the day, you will notice a significant difference. To make the drink as healthy as possible used filtered water and organic lemons. You can also use unflavored sparkling water as an alternative. Don't add any sugar or artificial sweeteners.

Enjoy!


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