There’s no easier way to detox than by drinking a lot of water, but plain old H2O can get pretty boring after a while. Make your detox tastier—and easier—with the help of these 10 detox water ingredients, all easily added to your bottle.
Make sure to read our tutorial on how to make infused water, too!
10 Detox Ingredients To Add To Your Water
Not only is lemon detoxifying, it also has plenty of vitamin C which helps balance your pH. Squeeze a little into your morning glass, or go all out with this Daily Cleanse Water.
Parsley is a natural diuretic containing detox-boosting vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, beta-carotene, chlorophyll, vitamin K, and folate.
Cilantro has similar benefits to parsley, and can help rid the body of heavy metals. It’s even being studied as a potential way to purify water!
Grapefruit contains glutathione, a protein that helps the liver produce more detox enzymes. And the vitamin C certainly doesn’t hurt either. Try a Weight Loss Flush water (pictured above) with grapefruit for a refreshing afternoon sipper.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar
Where to even being with ACV? Its uses range from detoxing to deodorant, but one of the best things about it is that it helps break down food when you consume it before eating. Put a tablespoon or 2 in water, like this Digestive Aid Beauty Water, if you’re not a fan of doing vinegar shots :) Make sure to buy raw, organic, unfiltered ACV.
Another wonder ingredient, ginger is anti-inflammatory, settles the stomach, stimulates digestion, and boosts circulation. That slightly spicy flavor gets you sweating, which helps you detox through your pores. (P.S.: ginger is also great addition to your bath water.)
Bromelain, an enzyme in pineapple, helps cleanse the blood, reduces swelling, fights inflammation, and improves digestion. Plus, come on, the flavor!
Similar to ginger, the spiciness of cayenne will get your pores sweating out toxins in no time. Cayenne also helps regulate the body’s pH and blood sugar, which can help curb sugar cravings.
Cinnamon is thought to help your body prevent accumulation of fats and toxins; it’s also been studied for its blood sugar-lowering capabilities. Cinnamon pairs well with almost any fruit; try combining it with peach slices or pomegranates in your infused water.
Piggyback off of water’s hydration benefits by adding a few slices of cucumber to your carafe or bottle. In addition to tasting amazing (try combining it with mint or lemon), cukes are anti-inflammatory diuretics that will combat water retention.
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