Lose Belly Fat with This Detox Water Recipe (Yes, It’s Possible)

Here’s a quick recipe for anti-inflammatory detox water that can greatly improve your skin, health and help you lose weight if you drink it daily. You need only 5 ingredients, and one of them is water.   

For the last few years, I’ve been trying to live my best life through diet and exercise. It’s become a passion of mine, and I can’t wait to share all that I have done for my body with you! For many of us, we simply need to drink more water, myself included.

The easiest way I have found to drink more water is by simply flavoring it with fruits and veggies. I love detox drinks. Not because I think they will magically change my body composition and get rid of toxins even if I eat junk food all day. I love them because they’re an easy way to add antioxidants and more anti-inflammatory foods to my diet.

What is Detox Water

There are many “detox” teas, supplements, and beverages on the market. Many people who use them are looking to quickly lose a few pounds. While they don’t melt fat away, many acts as a diuretic. I like to avoid those and stick to natural ingredients like lemon water.

As the name implies, detox water is aimed at detoxifying our bodies. Also known as infused water, water detox recipes are steeped with the flavors of various fruit, vegetable, and/or herbs, and since they are infused rather than blended or juiced, you’re able to reap the benefits (and flavor) without packing additional calories into your diet.

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How Does Detox Water Help with Flat Tummy?

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.

Studies have shown that drinking 17 oz (half a liter) of water can increase your metabolic rate by up to 30% for about an hour (1, 2).

While water detox recipes on their own can’t make up for poor lifestyle choices, they can certainly help you reach your weight loss goals, decrease bloating, and clear your complexion when combined with healthy food choices and a good workout regime!

These are three of the top reasons people are looking into detox water. While detox water isn’t going to burn fat for you, it may help with a flatter belly and de-bloating.  Lemon is a mild natural diuretic, and I personally find that when I’m good about hydration I feel lighter.

Can Detox Water for Flat Belly Help Lose Weight

Oh, YES! Detox water is a great way of losing weight because to lose weight, and you need to drink water. And water doesn’t contain any calories, so you can drink all you want!

The general idea of drinking detox water is to flush your body and rid it of any toxins quicker than plain old water. 

But just drinking this detox water isn’t going to allow for a flat belly overnight. You need to change your daily routine. A proper diet that is rich in anti-inflammatory foods is a great way to start 20 minutes of exercise a day as well as supplements to help reach your daily goal on nutrients we otherwise aren’t getting.

What is the Best Detox Drink for Flat Belly & Clear Skin

I’ve been dreaming of a flat tummy for ages. I have endometriosis, and a bloated belly is one of my biggest problems. Not only because I look pregnant most of the time, but also because I want my healthy body back. 

Achieving a flat belly starts with what you are putting into it. You want to focus on adding anti-inflammatory foods. While detox water isn’t going to burn fat for you, it may help with a flatter belly and de-bloating.

In this detox water for clear skin and flat tummy, I use ginger to reduce inflammation, and it also has antioxidant properties. Lemons provide the cleansing effect of citric acid to help clear out the digestive system. While grapefruit or oranges contain flavonoids in the peel and juice that stimulate the immune system, they also protect the body against a fungi/pests while helping to reduce cholesterol levels. Lemon is a mild natural diuretic, and I find that when I’m good about hydration, I feel lighter.

One study found that lemon may help with weight loss or management. Water is also really important for skin health. According to UWHealth, “Drinking at least 8 glasses a day will help rid the body and skin of toxins. Everyone will not agree that water consumption will improve the skin, but it certainly can’t hurt. Many people often report that by increasing their water intake, their skin has a more radiant glow. Those who suffer from acne have reported the same results.” 

One of my favorite ingredients to any water recipe is mint as it helps the body digest more easily, and it also soothes any stomach cramps you may have. Drinking this flat tummy water detox is a simple way to improve your skin, your health, digestion, and to make your belly flatter.

And let’s face it, this detox water for clear skin and flat belly can also help you lose weight because it suppresses appetite and can help control blood sugar. This lemon ginger detox water is super refreshing, helps me drink less coffee, but more water, and therefore makes me feel more hydrated and energized, and less bloated.  

Detox Water For Flat Tummy

Health Benefits of Detox Water

The more you drink this detox water recipe, the better your digestion (and less indigestion!) will be! It also aids in weight loss, flat belly, and increases your metabolism!

Drinking detox water supports:

  • liver cleanse
  • removes toxins
  • clearer skin
  • weight loss
  • better digestion
  • increases hydration
  • improves mood
  • decreases risk of kidney stones
  • improves energy levels
  • balances pH levels in the body

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Health benefits of lemon:

  • support hearth health
  • help control weight
  • prevent kidney stones
  • protect against anemia
  • improve digestive health
  • antioxidant (to prevent diseases like cancer, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases)
  • anti-inflammatory
  • boosts your immune system
  • increases iron absorption
  • prevents wrinkles
  • prevents skin dehydration
  • essential for proper wound healing
  • helps you stay calm
  • prevents hair loss
  • fat-burning (lower level of vitamin C in the body is associated with a higher degree of overweight)
  • important for strong nails and hair

Health benefits of grapefruit:

  • grapefruit has more water than almost any other fruit
  • grapefruit may speed weight loss
  • grapefruit pith is good for you
  • grapefruit can help “bad” cholesterol
  • grapefruit may help pump up your immune system

Health benefits of ginger:

  • it can reduce your risk of diabetes
  • it’s a natural way to relieve period pain
  • it’s an anti-inflammatory
  • it can settle an upset stomach
  • it can also curb morning sickness
  • it may help prevent heart disease
  • it may lower your risk of cancer
  • it can help you lose weight

Health benefits of mint:

  • manages gastrointestinal problems
  • helps with allergies
  • soothing common cold symptoms
  • treats asthma
  • cures headache
  • aids weight loss
  • improves brain power
  • skincare
  • helps ease symptoms like morning sickness or nausea
  • beats stress and depression

Benefits of water

YES! Water has so many health benefits. 

  • better energy levels
  • improved memory
  • better skin
  • burns more calories & prevents overeating
  • better digestion

 

How to Prepare Detox Water for Clear Skin and Flat Tummy

It’s really simple. Grab your favorite pitcher or jug and fill it with spring water.

Using a cutting board and your favorite knife, slice all the fruit and put it into the pitcher.

Using the back of a spoon, release oils from the mint leaves and put them into the pitcher.

Stir and refrigerate.

When you refill your pitcher, keep in mind that using the same fruits from your previous water the be diluted and less nutrient-dense the fruit becomes. I recommend that after 2 refills, dump all the ingredients and replace them with fresh cuts to make sure you get all the vitamins and minerals you need. Also, use the water within 24 hours.

You will need:

  • ½ gallon spring water
  • ½ grapefruit sliced
  • 2-3 mint leaves
  • ½ lemon (lime) sliced
  • 2 tbsp grated ginger

I like to store my infused lemon water in quart-sized glass jars in the refrigerator. It takes several hours for the flavor of the fruit to infuse into the water. Try preparing them before bed and in the morning you’ll have a cold-infused hydration drink to take with you. 

I hope you enjoy this easy detox drink!

xo,

Lora

 

One thought on “Lose Belly Fat with This Detox Water Recipe (Yes, It’s Possible)

  1. L'Anne M Wilkinson says:

    Thanks My Friend. I will give this a whorl. I am 60 yrs old still look pretty well. Please send tips to us women

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