Let’s talk water shall we?  I don’t know about you but I always start to freak out right about now because you know what’s coming up??  {whispering}  Swimsuit Season.  Shhh…don’t say it too loudly!  The first thing that always pops in my mind is that I do not drink enough water throughout the day.  I’m so happy to share my Lemon Cucumber Mint Detox Water today.

Are you a water drinker?  Some people are and some aren’t.  I am NOT a water drinker!  I mean yeah sure, after the gym or on a 130 degree day, water is fabulous but for every other occasion…I tend to choose something with flavor.  I need my drink to taste like something.  I drink a lot of coffee and iced tea throughout the day and would love to cut some caffeine from my beverages, without substituting in sugary, empty calorie drinks.  So I did a bit of research and some trial and error and discovered this awesome, natural way to flavor my water!  {and it has health benefits also!  Score, multi-tasking!}

Lemon Cucumber Mint

Yes, it’s exactly what it says:  Lemon Cucumber Mint Detox Water!  So not only does it taste delicious but it also has added benefits:

Benefits of Lemons:

1. Lemons are rich in vitamin C and flavonoids that work against infections like the flu and colds.

2. Your liver loves lemons: “The lemon is a wonderful stimulant to the liver and is a dissolvent of uric acid and other poisons, liquefies the bile,” says Jethro Kloss in his book Back to Eden. Fresh lemon juice added to a large glass of water in the morning is a great liver detoxifier.

3. The citric acid in lemon juice helps to dissolve gallstones, calcium deposits, and kidney stones.

4. Vitamin C in lemons helps to neutralize free radicals linked to aging and most types of disease.

5. Lemons have powerful antibacterial properties; experiments have found the juice of lemons destroy the bacteria of malaria, cholera, diphtheria, typhoid and other deadly diseases.

Benefits of Cucumbers:

1.Quick pick me-up – Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins. Put down your sodas and coffee and eat a cucumber slice  << I should follow my own advice more!

2. Fight cancers – Cucumber are known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol. These three lignans have a strong history of research in connection with reduced risk of several cancer types, including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and prostate cancer.

3. Relieves bad breath – Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds, the phytochemicals will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

4. Hangover cure – To avoid a morning hangover or headache; eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish many essential nutrients, reducing the intensity of both hangover and headache.

5. Control Blood Pressure – Cucumber juice contains a lot of potassium, magnesium and fiber that work effectively for regulating blood pressure. This makes cucumber good for treating both low blood pressure and high blood pressure.

Benefits of Mint:

1.  Sooths the digestive tract and if you are having stomach ache then it can be of great help

2.  Mint helps in eliminating toxins from the body.

3.  Crushed mint leaves helps in whitening teeth and combat bad breath.

4.  Mint is a very good cleanser for the blood.

5.  Mint can help relax your mind.  {who doesn’t need some help with this?!?}

Detox Water – Lemon, Cucumber & Mint

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Ingredients

  • 2 quarts bottled or purified water
  • 1 cup English Cucumber sliced {the ones that are wrappedplastic wrap = no wax!}
  • 2 each lemons sliced
  • 10-15 leaves mint

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients and let steep overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Enjoy over ice the next day!
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If you want to increase the health benefits of this amazing water you can add a drop of Lemon essential oil to your glass.  If you are wanting to find out more about essential oils you can check that out here and also find the most current details on the awesome promotions + FREEBIES happening each month!

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So the next time you need some flavor in your drink, put down the soft drink and pick up a glass of cucumber lemon mint water!  Your body will thank you!

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Hope you are all having a wonderfully *hydrated* day {wink!}

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