If you feel that it is the right moment to improve your health, then go for a detoxing solution. There is nothing more effective than a perfect combination of lemon, ginger, mint and cucumber. The best way to flush out toxins, however, is simple: drink lots of water. Add all of these ingredients to a bottle full of ice and water and drink throughout the next day for an effective way to detoxify.
The benefits of detoxification are numerous but let’s remind that:
It fights your junk addiction
Clears out your toxins
Balances your hormones
Strengthens immune system
Lowers risk of cancer
Improves sleep quality
Regular bowel movements
Increases sex drive
But why all these four ingredients? What is their role in this detox water?
Lemon water makes for a powerful detox drink; lemon juice helps to cleanse and alkalize the body. Add one thinly sliced lemon to a large pitcher, or squeeze fresh lemon juice into your glass.
Mint adds a touch of sweetness without the sugar to your water, and it also helps settle your stomach and aids in digestion as well.
Cucumber water isn’t just for spas. Adding a few slices of cucumber to your water makes for excellent rehydration, and cucumber also contains anti-inflammatory properties.
The spicy root helps cleanse out your system, aids in digestion, and settles your stomach. A little goes a long way, so start with a few thin slices or grate a tiny piece into your water and taste before adding more as necessary.
To make one serving of detox water, add three to five slices of cucumber, half a lemon, and a few sprigs of mint leaves to 24 ounces of ice-cold water. You can also add sliced peeled ginger (about a one-inch piece of ginger root, or to taste) for a spicy kick.
Detoxifications means cleanse the body. It’s a way of restarting, rejuvenate and renew, says Linda Page, ND, PhD, a naturopathic doctor, lecturer, and author of the book Detoxification. Anybody can benefit from a cleansing. The body is coming out of what might be called hibernation. It’s a way you can jump-start your body for a more active life, a healthier life. Cleansing or detoxification is suggested in spring but that does not mean that now, in summer it is not helpful.