Last weekend I ate way too much chocolate for my own good! Did you? .
Ridden with guilt, I decided to start the lemon mint water ritual again this weekend. I haven’t done it for a few weeks now and the effects are noticeable – sluggish, bloated and my skin’s not as clear among other things. So if you are feeling anything like me, jump right in and start doing the detox, make it a regular thing or as a two-day detox, either way it’s a win win. As someone who doesn’t drink a lot of water (bad , I know) , I have found that I can easily drink 6-8 glasses of this drink which is perfect. Upon a friend’s suggestion , I am throwing in some cucumber too, you can leave it out if you like.
A few of the many known benefits of including lemon mint water in your everyday diet are :
Weight Loss? Don’t mind if I do – Lemons are said to curb hunger pangs thereby reducing trips to the fridge and pantry between meals.
Goodbye Heartburn – Known for their digestive benefits, lemons help flush out toxins and impurities from our system. Say goodbye to constant heartburn and indigestion.
Bloating Begone – Both lemons and cucumbers are diuretic so your body does not retain excessive water making you feel less bloated. Cucumbers are also very high in fibre which again helps the flushing out process as explained in point 2.
Get The Glow -Who doesn’t want flawless skin? Drink the magic potion, your skin will go all clear, fresh and radiant. I promise.
Got you hooked haven’t I? Alright without further adieu, here is the recipe to the aforementioned magic potion.
Lemon, Mint and Cucumber – The Delicious Detox
You will need :
- 2 litres water
- 1/2 cucumber sliced
- 12-14 mint leaves
- 1 lemon sliced into rings
- Mix all the ingredients together in a jug or a pitcher and refrigerate over night. This allows all the flavours to perfectly infuse.
*Start with a single glass first thing in the morning and build up as you go. Now lets get detoxing!
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