3 detox water recipes

 

WATERMELON, CUCUMBER AND LIME WATER:

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Dice one whole cucumber and  a lime in small thin slices, add it to a jar of water,

Add watermelon slices, it can be frozen too.

Add basil leaves.

  1. Watermelon in the drink provides Vitamin A, vitamin B, potassium and magnesium,  its has anti aging properties, controls inflammation
  2. Cucumber is a diuretic, it cleanses our liver, flushes out bodily toxins and  prevents water retention.
  3. Lime is a rich source of antioxidants, it controls free radical damage, boosts immune system.
  4. Basil leaves has anti bacterial properties, it strengthens immunity and controls the stress hormone cortisol levels,

 

 

LEMON, GINGER AND MINT:

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Add one lemon cut into thin slices, small and crushed  ginger slices in a jar of water.

Add fresh mint, you can also add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.

  1. Lemon is a rich source of Vitamin C, it promotes healthy skin, detoxifies body, repairs damage and it also contains pectin, which makes you feel full for a longer time.
  2. Ginger breaks down the accumulation of toxins in the body, controls bloating, constipation and gastrointestinal problems.
  3. Mint leaves are high on anti oxidants, it speeds up digestion process and has anti microbial properties, it prevents bad breadth.
  4. ACV speeds up weight loss, it prevents gastric re flux, it maintains body’s pH levels.

 

 

STRAWBERRY BASIL WATER:

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Cut few strawberries and add sliced lemon to a jar of water.

Add basil leaves.

  1.  Strawberries have anti inflammatory antioxidants, they are a rich source of vitamin A and C and contain anti aging flavonoids.
  2. Lemon will  enhance the Vitamin C properties in conjunction with strawberries.
  3. Basil will increase mental alertness, and protect the immune system.

 

The options of infused water are endless,

Pineapples, apples, peaches, raspberries, blueberries, dragon fruit, grapefruit, umpteen number of fruits can be added in which ever combination.

Always try to keep them overnight in water for maximum infusion.

 

Happy detoxing!!!

 

 

Hunger pangs and its cure.

 

Hunger pangs,

Something we deal with in our day to day life.

Most people give in.

We end up ordering a pizza or fries, coke, and then after having all that guilt.

But lets just understand the physiology of these hunger pangs.

Half of these hunger pangs is actually the body in eerie need of water,

Second most common cause low sugar level.

But mostly the hunger pangs that we get in our daily life is because,

 We see or smell food, Think about food,

We have conditioned ourselves to be rewarded by food,

We seek comfort in food,

Food as a distraction,

See a problem, rush to food.

Tiredness, food.

A thousand more reasons can be added.

So what is the solution??

Stop eating and let the stomach growl?

No.

These cravings mostly have a psychological origin.

So we  beat it the psychological way.

Few tried and tested methods,

  1. Drink water.
  2. Berries, always carry a small serving.
  3. Nuts, almonds, pistachios, dry fruits, condition yourself to have two at a time, and slowly your body will comply.
  4. Seeds, roasted flax seeds, pumpkin seeds.
  5. Greek yogurt.
  6. Split your meal in small servings.

 

Our stomach lining gets irritated after a point of eating all the low nutrient high calorie junk food.

Combining food for adequate nutrition and optimal digestion is the key and it does not need to be strict.

Do the best for your body, and it will reward you back.

Happy detoxing!!!

START SLOW

 

 

Habits died hard,

Or so have we heard.

Its onto us whether we make those habits productive or deteriorative.

One can not achieve optimal state of health overnight, it requires immense amount of efforts and patience.

Start slow.

Maintain a habit tracker, for a week to begin with.

And slowly from the baby steps progress.

Challenge yourself a little everyday.

First we make our habits,

then our habits make us.

 

Happy detoxing!!!