In recent years, water has become an essential need to fitness trend. We’re talking about “infused waters” and not your ordinary tap water.
Pop star Beyoncé and actress-turned health guru Gwyneth Paltrow, start their day with warm water mixed with lemon, instead of coffee. Also, a “detox” water is recommended by celebrity fitness expert. This detox water includes dandelion root tea and cranberry juice, in addition to lemon.
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Can so-called "detox waters" actually help you lose weight?
When hot water with lemon is used to replace beverages, such as coffee or milk with honey or bedtime tea, the infused water contributes to weight loss. It does not only replace other drinks (which contains sugar and fats), but also the water itself keeps the body’s metabolism working. Lemon water acts as a mild diuretic and reduces bloating.
That’s why if you want to keep your metabolism burning fat long, drinking infused water before bed is a wise choice.
Here’s the must try recipe of “detox water”:
Ingredients:1. 1/2 glass water
2. 1 sliced lemon
3. Bunch of cilantro leaves– Wansoy or Kinchay in Tagalog (relieves bloating and is rich in antioxidants that reduce water retention)
4. Tablespoon freshly grated ginger (fires up the metabolism and aids digestion)
5. 1 tablespoon aloe Vera juice (reduces inflammation and fights against dangerous free radicals)
6. 1 sliced cucumber (key to this infused water's power)
Put all the ingredients in a jar overnight and drink throughout the day
Due to cucumber’s high fiber and high water content, it is a miracle worker in a weight loss diet. Without adding too many calories to his or her diet, it makes a person feel full. Therefore, preventing you from overeating. So if you drink this “detox water” before meals, you will likely eat less, and decreases your chance of binging on late night snacks if you drink it before bed.
Doubling or quadrupling the recipe is recommended so you always have the fat-burning water with you.