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Foods and Herbs to Add to Your Water That Will Do Two Important Things
Water is absolutely essential to the body. We can’t live more than a few days without it. Drinking fewer than the recommended 8 glasses each day can cause our bodies harm or keep it from performing its necessary processes such as the digestion of food, the removal of waste, and the detoxification of your body.
Water, all by itself, will be used by your body to remove toxins, but when you add a few little things to your water, you can not only improve the removal of toxins, but you can also add some of those all-important antioxidants.
Antioxidants are what neutralize free radicals in the body. Free radicals damage our DNA and our body’s right down to a cellular level. They are one of the driving forces behind the development of premature aging, chronic disease, and even cancer cells. This is why antioxidants are so super important to your body.
Simply by adding a few little natural fruits or herbs to your water, you can turn that plain old water into some powerfully detoxing, antioxidant rich water that can give you some real benefits.
You don’t need to buy any special vitamin water, sports drinks, or energy drinks to get some real health benefits. All your water needs is a little extra boost from Mother Nature herself.
You knew this little yellow jewel would be on this list, didn’t you? Lemons are a terrific source of vitamin C, which is a really important antioxidant because it helps to kill those free radicals we talked about. Lemons will also alkalize the body, which is also important because cancer cannot live in an alkaline environment. Lemons also stimulate the production of bile, which helps to improve digestion and allows the liver to help to detoxify itself. Adding just a squeeze or two from an organic lemon into your water will give you tons of health benefits and detox powers galore.
This is another citrus fruit that is loaded with vitamin C and other antioxidants. Grapefruit is well known in helping the liver flush carcinogens from the body. Pink grapefruit is not only the sweetest, but it also has high levels of antioxidants. Squeeze the juice from a segment or two into your water and then drop it in for some tasty detox power you will love.
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