Much has been said about detoxifying beverages, but are they for real? What is it and what are its benefits? Let's find out.
It’s often recommended to drink eight glasses of water a day. Some people add certain ingredients to transform regular water into detox water that boosts its benefits.
What is detox water?
Detox water is water that has been infused with the flavors of fresh fruits, vegetables, or herbs.
It can easily be made at home in many different ways and with different ingredients and is up to your personal taste.
It’s very popular because it contains very few calories and it’s used for detox regimens like the “lemon detox” or “master cleanse.”
The real benefits of detox water
Helps With Weight Loss
Drinking water may help you lose weight, and this applies to detox water too. Water has been shown to temporarily raise your metabolic rate, so you burn more calories.
Improves Digestive Health
Hydration is important for digestive health and maintaining regular bowel movements. Chronic dehydration can cause constipation, which can make you feel bloated and sluggish. Once you are hydrated, the world seems better.
Improves Mood and Energy Levels
Stay hydrated and your mood is going to be just fine. Even mild dehydration can affect mood, concentration, and energy levels.
Studies have shown that dehydration levels of around 1% can significantly decrease mood, reduce concentration span, and cause headaches.
Is it true that it boosts the immune system?
Although is true that eating fruits and vegetables (and even fruit juices) can help support your immune system, it’s minimal the quantity of vitamin C and nutrients you can get from consuming on daily basis detox water.
Although it is theoretically possible, it’s unlikely detox water has any meaningful effect on immune function.
Here is how to prepare your own lemon water!