Foods and Herbs to Add to Your Water That Will Do Two Important Things

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7. Apple Cider Vinegar

This is probably the most powerful detoxing agent around! Adding a bit of apple cider vinegar to your water will balance out the pH of your body, kill bacteria, improve digestion, and eliminate toxins! It’s pretty strong tasting, but if you add just a bit to your water each day, you will become accustomed to the taste and your body will get a bit of detox power with every single glass you drink.

 

8. Ginger

This root has been used for centuries to help improve digestion, stop nausea, vomiting, cramps, and gas. This anti-inflammatory root kills cancer cells and stops inflammation in the body while it improves digestion and circulation. You might want to drink this as a hot tea, or simmer some fresh root slices in some hot water, then allow it to cool and drink it later with ice.

 

9.  Mint

Another tasty herb that can’t be beat! Fresh mint leaves improve the flow of bile and stimulates the digestive enzymes that help the body absorb more nutrients from the foods you eat. Mint, besides being super tasty and refreshing, is super soothing and calming. It helps to refresh the mind and settle upset stomachs. Mint will stimulate your liver to make more bile, which will help you break down fats as well as allow your liver to perform detox processes that will remove more toxins and waste from the body.

 

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10.  Watermelon

Watermelon also contains citrulline, which helps to remove ammonia from the body. Ammonia is a byproduct of the protein our bodies burn when they are using energy. It’s a very natural process, but it is also a very damaging compound to our cells. You can help remove more of it by adding a few crushed pieces of watermelon to your water. This sweet fruit not only refreshes the taste buds, but it stimulates the liver into removing toxins. It is also high in vitamin C, which, as you know, is a powerful antioxidant that will stop free radical damage.

Everyone has different tastes and preferences, but one of the foods above is bound to appeal to you. Adding just a few of the foods or spices here will give your plain water a healthy, hydrating boost of antioxidant power and help the body detox naturally.

Always buy organic to avoid more contamination from pesticides or chemical fertilizers.

References:

Annualreviews.org

Jn.nutrition.org

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