People who have yet to sample detox water may believe that this beverage lacks a refreshing and palatable flavor. They may think that it tastes more medicinal than it does fruity and delicious. However, detoxes can in fact be quite flavorful if they are created with ingredients that are fresh, in season, and clean. You can make your own detoxes at home using fruits, vegetables, and other ingredients that appeal to your unique palate.
In fact, the key to making your detox taste as good as possible involves using ingredients that you enjoy eating regularly or as a treat. For example, if you love to drink orange juice in the morning, you can create a powerful detox using fresh oranges from the grocery store or from your favorite farmer’s market. When you combine orange slices with pure water, you can detox your body while also enjoying the orange flavor that appeals to you.
If you like the flavor of cinnamon or mint, you can create a detox using these ingredients by either steeping or boiling them in water. Unlike adding fruit or vegetable slices to your detox, when you want to add mint, cinnamon, basil, or even aloe to your water, you must allow them to steep and release their flavor into the water itself. This can be done by boiling mint leaves, cinnamon sticks, or pieces of aloe, basil, and other ingredients in water or by simply allowing these additions to rest in the water for several hours before drinking the detox. Your ideal detox drink does not have to be something that you do not like the flavor of or that you would dread drinking every day. You can make it tasty, refreshing, and ultimately healthy by using fruits, vegetables, and other ingredients that appeal to your unique palate.
Why Does Detox Water Taste Bitter?
When your palate detects bitterness in your detox, it may be the result of several different factors. Detox water should be flavorful and ideally delicious because you are using all-natural ingredients to create this beverage. If it does not taste good, you may need to consider what could have gone wrong in its creation.
First, you may consider the water that you are using. If you are using tap water, you may have inadvertently added debris and contaminants from your local water source into your detox. While tap water may be safe to wash dishes or take a shower, it may not have the most pleasant taste, particularly if you want to create a refreshing detox. Instead of using tap water, you should use purified water in bottles or add a filter to your home’s tap.
Second, you may consider the ingredients that you are using in your detox. If you are using fruit or vegetables that are out of season or dirty, you may have accidentally caused your drink to taste bitter. Fruits and vegetables that are out of season often are either under ripe or on the verge of spoiling. They are not suited from which to make a detox. Likewise, if you failed to wash your ingredients before using them in your detox drink, you likely added dirt, fungus, and other contaminants to your water. You should wash each piece of fruit or vegetable thoroughly and even use a commercial produce spray that will get rid of bacteria, fungus, and other debris. You should also use containers like pitchers, glasses, or bottles that have been carefully washed and sterilized for your detox drink. These precautions help you avoid water that tastes bitter.
Why Does Detox Water Work?
Detox water works because of several different reasons. First, when you want to look and feel better, your doctor may advise you to drink more water each day. Water is a natural purifier that helps your body flush out waste, fat, and bacteria that may be adversely affecting your health. Second, the fresh fruits, vegetables, and other additions that you put in your detox also offer their own unique mix of nutrients that help fight toxins in your body. Most of these ingredients have Vitamins C and E, as well as B complex vitamins, protein, fiber, silica, and other important nutrients that your body needs for good health.
Because these ingredients are fresh rather than canned or frozen, they offer the most powerful and direct hit of nutrients into your digestive tract and bloodstream. Canned and frozen varieties often lose much of their nutrients because of the canning or freezing processes used by the manufacturer.
As you drink your detox, the nutrient-infused water makes its way through your body and leaves behind all of the essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs to restore itself. Your body also flushes out the dangerous toxins that put your wellness at risk. The freshness and pureness of your water detox proves to work better than most commercial detoxing products on the market.