What’s the difference between normal water and detox water? When observed under a careful eye the answer is nothing. But wait… doesn’t detox water help rid the body of toxins, help with weight loss and improve energy levels?
To find out keep reading as we breakdown the myths around detox water.
What is Detox Water?
Detox water is made by infusing water with fruits, veggies or herbs. You can make detox water out of whatever you decide. Common combinations are…
Cucumber and mint
Lemon and ginger
Blackberry and orange
Watermelon and mint
Lemon and cayenne pepper
Orange and lemon
Lemon and lime
Apple and cinnamon
Grapefruit and rosemary
Detox water can be held in the fridge for 1-12 hours depending upon how deep you want the flavors to infuse. After that time period make sure to remove the fruit, veggies, and herbs in order to avoid them from decomposing.
In a hurry? Crush or bruise the ingredients you chose as this can help release the flavors more quickly.
The Bottom Line
Detox water has been claimed to help remove toxins, help with weight loss, balance your pH
and boost your immune system. Yet, most of these claims can be attributed to water itself. So, to answer the original question, no detox water does not do anything healthwise beyond that of normal water.
So Why Drink Detox Water?
If your someone who struggles to drink the recommended eight glasses of water per day. Detox water may be what you’ve been looking for as flavoring can make water more enjoyable to drink.
So should you be making gallons of detox water? We’ll leave that up to you.
Thanks for checking out for our blog post and happy snacking!