Drinking water is good for you, but can get boring in no time. Especially in warm weather you want more than just plain water, a nice refreshing drink would be nice! Of course you want the juices and soft drinks.
We all know fruits are delicious, sweet and abundant, apart from the fact that they are healthy. Wouldn't it be nice if we could also flush the harmful toxins out of body and look slim and younger along the way?
Why strawberry detox water to lose fat?
Strawberries are not only tasty and healthy, but also have great detox effect (detoxifying). So while you are at work, sitting for your breakfast or just working on your tan, you can sip this drink.
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As you do not have to devote extra time for this fitness effort, this is a tremendous advantage for anyone who doesn't have loads of time to spend going to gym or running long miles just to get slim. Best of all, it hardly costs you any money.
Strawberry with lemon mint detox recipe for weight loss
Let's go about making this great drink to detox. I love this part - very easy to get the ingredients and make this thing :-)
One of the best part about fruit/herb infused water is that taking action to get slim is so easy and without frills. You do not need special equipments, you do not have to step out or do crazy stuff. There is no fancy stuff that you need to arrange to make detox water.
Items in kitchen
- A Mason Jar, a look-a-like or infusion pitcher
- A sharp knife
- Cutting Board
- (Paper) straws
Ingredients for detox water infusion
- 3-4 strawberries
- half lime (organic)
- 1 sprig of fresh mint
- Water and ice cubes
How to make strawberry detox water
I use the Mason jar and cup. Make sure you as well cleaning the fruit and mint sprig. I leave the peel a bit, just for name sake, to sit around the lime - this part is full of vitamins.
Cut the lime into equal half slices and place at the bottom of the jar. Cut the strawberries in half and place these in the jar as well.
Add about 450 ml of water to add here a few ice cubes (optional) and the sprig of mint.
Put the whole thing for a few hours, or overnight, with the lid in the refrigerator so that it can extract the tasty flavor of the fruit in the water.
Losing weight using strawberry water
Please remember to drink your strawberry detox water within 24 hours if you plan to lose any serious weight, otherwise it loses vitamins. And that will be a shame.
This way of fruit infusion makes the water rich in vitamin C, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. In addition, lime is also good for the liver and can cause toxins leave your body more easily.
Do you want to get the nutrients, then grab a fork and eat the strawberries sitting over the drink.
It's a lovely fresh, cool and healthy drink. The "cooking" time will not exceed 10 minutes. You may start having and serving this wonderful drink in a carafe and I tell you it looks great in there :-)
What can strawberry detox water do to your body
Strawberry by itself, is high on nutrition and low on calories - you perhaps know that already. When you make strawberry infused water, you directly get benefited in many ways.
Reduce and control weight
Maintaining weight is an important benefit of strawberry. Strawberries when infused with water, form potent detox agent and cleanse the toxins form the body which do not let adipose tissues (fat tissues) to form easily. Strawberry contains anthocyanins. This substance stimulates burning of stored fat.
Keep wrinkles at bay
Because strawberries are rich in vitamin C, this will contribute to a healthier and younger looking skin. Vitamin C is in fact essential for the production of collagen. Collagen makes sure that the elasticity and resilience of the skin will be improved.
Good for eyes, bones and brains
The antioxidant properties of strawberries can help to prevent the clouding of the eye lens. This blurring can cause blindness in old age. Strawberries are rich in vitamin C, vitamin this contributes to the strengthening of the cornea and the retina of the eye.
As strawberries have vitamin C and magnesium, it contributes to the health of your bones. The fruit sugars in strawberries are a fuel for brains. The vitamins and folic acid in strawberries enhance the cognitive (general intelligence) functions of the brain.
In the coming weeks I will have even more delicious water recipes to share with you.