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This approach to losing weight is easy to follow!

A detox water is simply a way to purify the body by flushing out whatever ‘toxins’ exist. By adding a few slices of fruit, or vegetable, into our daily intake of water, we can benefit the mind, body, and soul at the same time. 

How Detox Waters can Really Flush Your Fat and Toxins Away

More water makes the body’s job of flushing toxins easier. That’s a natural, everyday process, essential for life. Plain water is a crucial ingredient to keep the system working. But adding cucumbers, fruits or mint doesn’t give the water extra power.

You know that drinking water to lose weight is one of the easiest habits you can have. You know you are supposed to drink enough water everyday but it's so boring. If you start drinking detox water, you may find yourself tricking your mind into drinking more water than you have usually because the detox water tastes so good. There is nothing to lose from enjoying them frequently.

Bottom Line: The detox water tastes so yummy that you may find yourself tricking your mind into drinking more water than you have usually.


  • Have almost zero calories
  • Tastes delicious 
  • Improves your mood
  • Flushes toxins from your system.
  • Fills you up so you don’t eat as much junk.
  • More water naturally helps your body release fat cells.

Video Tutorial

5 Yummy Detox Water Recipes

Apple Cinnamon Detox Water

  • Apples
  • Cinnamon 
  • Ice
  • Water
  • Slice an apple and toss into the pitcher accompanied with the cinnamon stick. 
  • Cover it with ice. 
  • Next, fill the pitcher with water and allow it to set in the fridge for 15 minutes before drinking.
Cucumber, Lemon and Mint Detox Water

  • Ice
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 orange
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 Liters of water
  • Fill in the water or pitcher with the slice of cucumber, lemon and orange. 
  • Then, let the water to cool in the fridge about an hour. 
  • Leave it longer for better taste.
Watermelon and Mint Detox Water

  • ½ Cup of Watermelon – Cubed
  • 10 Mint Leaves
  • Water
  • Add watermelon in a large jar (Freezing watermelon is suggested). 
  • Add the mint leaves. 
  • Then, add water. After that, allow to chill for 10 minutes before drinking. 
Strawberry, Basil and Lemon Detox Water

  • 1 lime thinly sliced,
  • 8 strawberries sliced,
  • 12 leaves of basil
  • Water
  • Put the ingredients into a mason jar. 
  • Muddle each layer of the ingredients to release the juices and essential oils. 
  • Then, pour water on it, place lid on the jars and cool it in the fridge overnight. 
Grapefruit Detox Water

  • 1 red grapefruit, sliced
  • Water
  • Put grapefruit slices into a mason jar. 
  • Then, fill with water. 
  • Lastly, close the jar with lid on and put in fridge overnight or at least 30 minutes before drinking.

How long should you infuse the water?

A good rule of thumb is to infuse for 1-2 hours at room temperature or in the fridge for 3-4 hours to achieve potent flavor and water color. Do you like your water really fruity and tangy? You can infuse overnight or up to 12 hours!

If you infuse for 4 or more hours, though, be sure to remove the fruits and herbs from the water, then store the infused water in the fridge for up to 3 days. Removing the infused fruits from the water will prevent the fruit from decomposing in the water and potentially creating undesirable flavors.

How long do infused waters last?

Drinking the water the same day or next day is optimal, but you can drink your refrigerated infused waters within 3 days of infusing. However, you should always drink un-refrigerated infused waters the same day as infusing. 

How many times can you re-use the fruit in an infused water?

Each time you re-use the fruit in your infused water, you are going to lose flavor. Fruits with strong flavors, such as lemon, pineapple, and orange, are best for multiple infusions. Berries, melons, and fleshy fruits are not ideal because they decompose quickly.

What is the best container for infusing water?

You can use mason jars when on-the-go, but there are some amazing infused water bottles on the market now. 

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Written by Sapna Vyas Patel , PhD in Nutrition Science and Dietetics
Sapna writes simple, easy to understand articles that are based on pure scientific evidence. She is one of the most popular fitness professionals in India and is followed on social media by fitness enthusiasts, nutritionists, dieticians, doctors, trainers, and professionals.

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