Below are 6 detox water ingredients to help improve your digestive health. Simply add one of the ingredients or a combination to your water and enjoy all the wonderful health benefits. Healthy alternatives to sugary drinks, soda and juices that are loaded with artificial ingredients and refined sugars.
6 Detox Water Ingredients To Help Improve Your Digestive Health
Staying hydrated is key for good digestion. It promotes regular bowel movements and helps flush harmful toxins out of the body. While this can be accomplished by drinking regular water, did you know that by adding a few ingredients to your H2O you can transform drinking water into detox water and up the benefits?
Detoxing helps the body to rid itself of any excess waste it’s been storing.
These 6 Detox Water Ingredients To Help Improve Your Digestive Health are great for boosting your immune system and cleaning out harmful toxins. Learn more about the wonderful health benefits of detox water HERE. If you are also interested in a wonderful natural remedy for colds, check out my popular Detox Bath post.
Some detox water recipes include several ingredients, while others only include one. Each ingredient adds its own health benefit ranging from weight loss to boosting energy levels, detoxing the liver, detoxing the kidneys, etc.
Just pick your favorite ingredients and drink your fabulous detox water. I personally like to drink a glass of lemon water in the mornings on an empty stomach. It really gives me energy to start a busy day. After about an hour, I have breakfast and I am ready to go.
One of my favorite combinations is lemon with mint. My kids really enjoy it too. It is the perfect drink for a party or small gathering. It is refreshing, natural, healthy and satisfies anyone’s thirst.
Find below a list of my favorite 6 ingredients to make detox water recipes. It is up to you and your personal taste, but know that detox water is great for your health. It will make you feel more energized and will improve your digestion.
6 Detox Water Recipes
Lemon or Lime
High in Vitamin C, lemon or lime water helps create digestive enzymes. Either squeeze one lemon or lime into your water or add thin slices (as shown in the photo)
Apple Cider Vinegar
Adding 2-3 teaspoons of vinegar to your water can remove toxins from the body, improve digestion and boost your metabolism. It can also help balance pH levels in the body.
Fresh Mint Leaves
Mint leaves can improve bile flow and functions of the salivary glands. They also produce digestive enzymes which help absorb vitamins and nutrients in food. Mint leaves can also help relieve an upset stomach. Add a couple to your glass of water and enjoy.
Cucumbers are high in fiber, which aids in digestion and healthy bowel movements. Add half of a thinly sliced cucumber to your glass of water.
Add one stick of cinnamon to your water to improve digestion. It can help relieve IBS by killing bacteria and healing infections in the GI tract.
Known for relieving cramps, gas, bloating and indigestion. Cut fresh ginger into small pieces, add to water and let soak overnight. This will allow the water to absorb the nutrients. One ginger will be enough for a big jar.
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Gustavo Woltmann says
Very informative article. You know when it comes to this kind of information it always caught my attention. This year one of my goal is to have a healthy lifestyle and your blog post is very helpful.
Creative And Healthy Fun Food says
Thank you. Glad to know your goal this year is to have a healthy lifestyle. It’s the most important thing you can do 🙂
Thank you…1 diet soda/day is exactly the habit I want/need to stop
Sue Lee says
Thank you for this information. Had no idea.
Creative & Healthy Family says
Alicia Aguilera says
On your water, do you add ginger to cold water and let it steep or just gold water?
Also the other waters, do you eat the cucumbers? How long to step in water and drink to get benefits? I actually have questions regarding all the waters. I need help with digestive problems due to mild gastritis after having h pylori bacteria and strong dose ofantibiotics. My daughter will be living in dorms this Fall and we don’t get flu shots. I want to keep her healthy, because it will be different living with other people. Thank you !
Creative Healthy Family says
Hi, I recommend good supplementation and also natural ways to boost the immune system. We don’t get flu shots either. You can see some suggestions in here: https://www.creativehealthyfamily.com/category/wellness/ I love probiotics and detox baths to stay away from colds and the flu. No, you don’t need to eat the veggies or fruits in the detox water recipes. For the ginger, you can just add it to cold or hot water and if it bothers you, strain it. Hope this helps!
Alicia Aguilera says
I saw the probiotic you use for your children. My daughter is 18. Is there a good brand you recommend? There are so many different brands and strains that it is very confusing if you have never taken a probiotic before. We stay away from medicine, chemicals, I only clean house with natural things, we eat organic and home cooked meals, my daughter and I are vegetarian. She cannot swallow pills, so if she take a multivitamin or probiotic it has to be a chewable or liquid. Do you have any natural suggestions for menstrual cramps? She gets them pretty bad every month and we do not like taking tylenol or motrin. Thank you, I know this is a lot!
Creative Healthy Family says
Hi Alicia, no problem! I love Raw probiotics for kids and I always mix the powder in my kids smoothies in the mornings. The powder really has no taste so you can even mix it with water. I take it myself too but I think they have another one in powder form for adults. It is from Garden of Life. I really trust the brand and after a lot of research it is the one I chose for my family. I also like organic products and all natural ingredients for my home. They actually have a few options in powder form for probiotics. Take a look here: https://www.gardenoflife.com/content/?s=powder+probiotics
For menstrual cramps (I used to suffer from those a lot) I would take ginger or chamomile tea. A hot ginger tea used to give me some relief. Hope this helps 🙂