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Detoxification inspiration

Update : 15 May 2015, 12:27 PM

Remember that low-carb diet fad? That is so 2008! But the latest craze that celebrities like Beyonce are swearing by is here to stay. Detox water is not only for the waist-watchers but a very effective way of flushing out harmful toxins from your body, boosting your immunity and if that wasn't enough to get you excited, it also gives you amazing skin!

We know detox water sounds like something very high-end and pretentious, probably out of a size-zero Victoria's Secret Angel's fitness regime. In the most reductive term it basically is water infused with slices of fruits and vegetables. Detox water is made by soaking fruit and vegetable slices, letting their nutrients, flavours and all other unadulterated goodness diffuse into the water. Yes, its that simple. You can kiss your bland cereals and protein shakes goodbye because now you have a better tastier alternative

One good news is you don't have to starve yourself to death to benefit from detox water. Yes, this may be the best discovery you ever made. If you don't know where to start from, we have got a few detox water recipes lined up for you that should do the trick - be it weight-loss, detoxification or just for amazing supple skin.

1. Cucumber chiller

This drink is the undisputed king of detox waters. Dice up cucumbers and lime and mix in a pitcher of water. Add a sprig of mint and slurp! This drink is full of vitamin C and also leaves a fresh minty aftertaste.

2. Aloe water

We all know about the wonders of aloe vera. Adding aloe vera to your detox water will give you amazing results too. Mix two tablespoons of aloe vera gel with a glass of water and a squeeze of lemon then blend. This drink aids in digestion and pumps up your energy.

3. Mango ginger water

If you are not feeling mango milkshakes and mango juices this summer, you should definitely try out some mango ginger water instead. Chop up some fresh mangoes and slice up some ginger. Mix them up with a good helping of water. What will make this drink your new favourite is that it helps relieve migrain and menstrual cramps.

4. Watermelon cooler

If you have been avoiding watermelons for that sticky juicy mess they make while eating, this recipe is just the one for you. Add chunks of seedless watermelon to water and leave them overnight. Have a glass before breakfast to flush out your system and start the day with a healthy dose of vitamins.

You can also cook up your own detox water recipes. Try out any combination of fruits, vegetables and herbs, the sky is the limit. You might also want to add some honey or a pinch of pepper to add a little kick to your drink because variety is the spice of life. Too much water and fruits can never be a bad thing so get slurping!

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