3 Water Infusion Recipes to Slenderize and Detox
Did you know that you can boost your health, detox, and slenderize your body with water infusions?
Since a current stat estimates that 75% of our population is chronically dehydrated we will start this blog with a reminder of the importance of drinking ENOUGH clean water daily.
WHAT ROLE DOES WATER PLAY IN OUR HEALTH?
Water plays so many valuable roles in our body, here are just a few to remind you to up your 'water game!'
- Our bodies are 65% water
- The human brain is 75% water
- Our blood is 83% water
- Muscles are 75% water
- Bones are 22% water
- Helps convert food to energy
- Helps our body absorb nutrients
- Protects and cushions our vital organs
- And helps remove waste from our bodies...
In today's blog, I'll share with you how much water you should be drinking and my 3 favorite water infusion recipes as well as their body beautifying benefits.
It's vital to our health that we give our body fresh clean healthy water daily for our body to function at optimal levels.
However, even given all the reasons we should drink water... in a recent US survey, it's estimated that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated!!
How much water should we be drinking?
75% of our body weight in ounces is the perfect place to start.
Weight x .75 = ounces to crush daily!
LV's WATER PET PEEVE - (The No-No)
Since the purpose of drinking water is to cleanse your body and replenish all your organs with fresh hydration, let's just do exactly that. Adding chemical sweeteners like Crystal Light and others to your water no longer serves the purpose. Soda Water drinks that contain aspartame and other artificial sweeteners are not only toxic to our bodies but don't hydrate or cleanse. Let water be water, my friends!
IS YOUR LOCAL WATER CLEAN??
One last piece in housekeeping. Make sure that you're checking in annually to see if your local water is up to par.
Just type in your zip code to find out
We know that it's smart for our bodies and the planet to not make a habit out of bottled water. If you're purchasing while out, look for boxed water.
Here are 3 ways to infuse your water to make it tasty, more exciting, and also beneficial for your health!
To save you the boring science (that I personally love) I'm listing proven benefits that come from the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and antioxidants in fruits/veggies/herbs below.
1. Puff Be Gone Infusion (Lemon - Cucumber)
- Detoxes the Liver
- Improves Digestion
- Relieves Bloating
- Alkalinizes the Body
- Rich in Vitamin C
- Promotes Glowy Skin
- Cleans up free radicals
- Rich in vitamin C
- Anti-estrogenic effects
- Anti- Cancer Benefits
2. Summer Breeze Detox Infusion (Watermelon and Basil)
- Loaded in Vitamins A, B6, and C (hello skin glow)
- Antioxidant Boost
- Lycopene-rich (anti-cancer)
- Eliminate mucus from the body
- Aids in weight loss
- Reduces stress
- Loaded in antioxidants
3. Skinny Glow Infusion (Grapefruit and Mint)
- Boosts metabolism
- Burns Fat
- Anti-Inflammatory agent 'bromelain' helps break down cellulite
- Fights Cancer
- Boosts Immunity
- Reduces Stroke Risk
- Improves Skin Tone
- Calming & Soothing to Digestive Tract
- Cleanses Gallbladder
- Supports healthy Cholesterol
Quick steps to properly infuse water...
- Clean fruit or veggies with a non-toxic produce wash
- Cut up to small pieces
- Put in a glass bowl and lightly "smash"
- Pour juices into water pitcher and pulp into the infuser in the center
- You can refill infused water for up to 2 days
Share with me any of your favorite water infusions, I'd love to hear them.
If you grabbed value here, make sure you share it and I'll see you next week.
Check Your Local Tap Water
As much as we think our tap water is good, it is important to check to see what kind of contaminants are in it. Here is a great site where you can put in your zip code to check it. ~ CHECK IT OUT HERE
Berkey Water System
I absolutely love this company and their products. We use Berkey in our household to make sure our water is good clean water so ditch the plastics and never worry about your water again! ~ CHECK THEM OUT HERE