Whether you want to try a new detox diet to shed some pounds, or you simply want to look healthy, the best way to achieve these goals is by drinking a lot of water. It keeps our body hydrated and helps it get rid of harmful toxins. It also maintains the health of all vital organs. While you might be aware of these benefits, did you know that adding some special ingredients to water can almost double its benefits?
Here, are five effective water recipes:
1. Lemon Water
Lemon is rich in vitamin C and potassium. Drinking lemon water early in the morning helps our body absorb vitamins effectively. It promotes healthy digestion, boosts our immunity, reduces belly fat, and also keeps our skin blemish-free. To prepare lemon water, take a glass of water, add three to four tablespoons of hot (boiling) water and a half cup of lemon juice to it. Mix well, and your lemon juice is ready!
2. Rose Water
Do you know that drinking rose water is also equally beneficial for your skin, body, and hair? Rose water maintains the pH balance of the skin and prevents excessive oil formation. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that help in treating skin-related issues like acne, eczema, or redness. To prepare rose water, pick some fresh petals of rose and wash them properly. Now, put these petals in a pan and add some water to it. Cover the pan and let it boil on low flame for some time. Filter the water and drink it once it cools down.
3. Ginger Water
When you suffer from a headache, the first thing that usually comes to your mind is a hot cup of ginger tea. But, were you aware that ginger water is equally beneficial for your health? It has been used since ages to treat menstrual cramps, nausea, digestion-related problems, joint pains, etc. To prepare ginger water, grate half a ginger, mix it with a glass of water and boil it for some time. Strain the water and drink it while it is lukewarm.
4. Rice Water
Rice water makes a very good hair rinse. It is used as a natural hair shampoo and works even better when mixed with castile soap. Rice water can also be used as a face toner. To prepare rice water, soak rice in some water and keep it aside for 2-3 hours. Now, boil it for 30 minutes on low heat. Once it cools down, puree this mixture in a blender until it forms a smooth mixture. Your rice water is ready!
5. Cucumber Water
Cucumber water contains silica that is very beneficial for your muscles. Drinking this water keeps your skin healthy and supple. To prepare cucumber water, peel the skin of a cucumber, cut it into thin slices and mix it with water. Keep it aside for an hour. Your drink is ready to serve!
BY M.DIVYA SRI
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