Water can have the power to infuse your body with new fitness energy. Of course, we all need water for life. However, “infused” detox waters have become a fitness trend. You can transcend hydration with these exciting, natural weight loss aids.
Actress, health advocate and fitness fan Gwyneth Paltrow and legendary stars Jared Leto and Beyoncé are some of the hot celebs starting their day with warm water infused with lemon. Famous trainer Jillian Michaels also advocates a dandelion root tea and cranberry juice-infused detox water.
So, what’s the answer? Can so-called “detox waters” actually help you lose weight?
If you replace your morning coffee with hot water and lemon it can contribute to weight loss. It’s useful not just because it replaces other drinks, which may contain fat and sugar, but also because water itself keeps your metabolism working. Lemon water also reduces bloating and acts as a mild diuretic.
Therefore, drinking infused water before bed is a wise choice if you want to keep your metabolism burning fat long after you’ve closed your eyes.
The recipe goes beyond the typical 1/2 glass water and 1 sliced lemon. It calls a bunch of cilantro, which relieves bloating and is rich in antioxidants that reduce water retention.
One tablespoon freshly grated ginger is the secret ingredient that fires up the metabolism and aids digestion, while 1 tablespoon aloe vera juice reduces inflammation and fights against dangerous free radicals.
The final ingredient, 1 sliced cucumber, is the real key to this infused water’s power. Cucumbers have a high fiber and high water content. The high fiber content in cucumbers can make them a great addition to a weight loss diet.
Fiber can help you feel full without adding high-calorie items to your diet. This helps you resist overeating! Drinking this water before meals can help you eat less. Even more, drinking this detox water at night can cut down on late night snacks.
Preparing the water for infusion is easy. Just combine 1 sliced lemon, 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger, 1 tablespoon aloe vera juice, and 1 sliced cucumber in a jar overnight with plenty of water and drink throughout the day.
Don’t hesitate to double or even quadruple the recipe to ensure you’ll always have this fat-burning water solution on hand. It’s a refreshing solution that will keep you powered up and going as you reach your fitness and weight loss goals.