Lemon water is the rave among health buffs these days, and for many good reasons. It helps rejuvenate the skin from within, promotes weight loss, aids in digestion, flushes out toxins, and helps the body eliminate wastes, especially when taken in the morning on an empty stomach. But let’s get real, can you continue the regimen straight into a month or more? Gulping down the same drink every day can get boring. You may last a few weeks, but a year? It probably won’t take long before you start craving for sugar-laden beverages.
So, instead of loyally sticking to lemon, why not give your detox drink a twist while still getting the most health benefits from your fruity water? Check out these flavorful and equally healthy alternatives to lemon water:
Well, still from the same fruit family, but this will surely give your morning drink a jazz. You may use a combination of citrus fruits for zesty and delicious detox water. Citruses are rich in soluble and insoluble fiber that can you make feel full, carving your food cravings and helping you lose weight as a result. They are also rich in vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for cleansing.
Blueberry, Orange Water
Citrus and grape fruit always make a good combination taste-wise and health-wise. They will turn your plain water into a delicious treat with the added bonus of powerful antioxidants and vitamin C in each sip. To prepare, simply dunk 2 mandarin oranges (cut into wedges) and a handful of blueberries into a pitcher of water. Put inside the fridge for two hours or more (or the night before) to allow the water to infuse. Or you can simply squeeze the oranges and muddle the berries for intense flavor.
Fresh Mango and Pineapple Juice
Let’s try something different this time – no water. And there’s probably no better way to start your day than with a glass of fresh mango and pineapple juice. Sweet and tangy, this combination is rich in minerals, nutrients and vitamins you need to kick start your day. The fiber-rich pineapple will make you feel full, while the alkaline forming mango will help control your stomach acidity and contribute in the smooth functioning of your digestive system.
Variety is fun, even in detox drink. Enjoy!