We all know that along with your HCG shots, drinking water helps in shedding weight easier. Because of that, infused water has been a weight loss trend since 2014.
It’s not healthy to rely on vitamin water, weight loss teas and juices sold in the supermarket because most of them are packed with preservatives and sugar. Instead, make your own detox water to help your body flush out toxins and aid in weight loss. To add some extra oomph to your flavored water, we have gathered some recipes we are sure you can enjoy:
Kiwi is a good source of vitamin C. Every 100 grams of this fruit contains 154 percentage of vitamin C which is twice of that found in lemons and grapes. It is also a good source of dietary fiber which lowers the risk for cardiovascular diseases. It also helps in the digestion of proteins in the body for better bowel movement.
3-4 ripe kiwis, sliced and peeled
8 cups of distilled water
Add the sliced kiwis in a clear water bottle. Add the distilled water. You can also put it in the fridge if you plan to drink it after your workout.
Pineapple and ginger
Pineapple is packed with nutrients, vitamins and minerals such as copper, potassium, manganese, calcium and vitamin C, among many others. It is a rich source of both soluble and insoluble fiber which helps you in preventing digestive problems such as constipation, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome. Meanwhile, ginger calms the digestive system by eliminating excess gas and soothes the intestinal tract.
1 cup fresh pineapple
1 inch piece ginger, thinly sliced
8 cups of distilled water
Add the pineapple and ginger in a clear watter bottle. Pour the water up to the brim and refrigerate until cold.
Cucumber and lavender
Cucumber keeps you hydrated and helps in flushing out toxins in your body. It is packed with vitamins A, B, and C which boosts your immune system. It is also beneficial to those who are suffering from diabetes because cucumber contains a hormone needed by the body for insulin production. Meanwhile, lavender decreases bloating and poor digestion. It also contains phytonutrients which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
2 sprigs of fresh lavender
8 cups filtered water
Add the cucumber and fresh lavender in your water bottle. Pour the water and refrigerate it before serving.
Watermelon and mint
Watermelon is 92% water so it’s effective in keeping your body hydrated. The high water content of this fruit is what keeps you feeling full when you eat them. Water and fiber you get from this fruit means that you can eat it as much without worrying about the calories. On the other hand, mint stimulates your digestive system which helps in the breakdown and absorption of food and transforms fat into energy.
7 watermelon cubes
5 cucumber slices
2 sprigs of mint
Place the watermelon, cucumber and mint in jar. Fill it with a cup of filtered water. Let it sit in the fridge overnight for more flavor.
Try these recipes along with you HCG shots for a healthier and more effective weight loss. Enjoy!