Many of people assume detox drinks require a lot of time and resources to make. However, the truth is, detox water can be more effective than other fussy or expensive so-called detox beverages. Water not only detoxes, but it carries nutrients to our cells, aids with digestion, flushes our body’s waste, and keeps our kidneys healthy. In the Detox section of the DHEMM system, there are two particular detox waters that we’ve found to be extremely effective: Alkaline Water and ACV Detox Water.
The “alkaline” in alkaline water refers to its pH level. The pH level is a number that measures how acidic or alkaline a substance is on a scale of 0 to 14. For example, something with a pH of 1 would be very acidic, and something with a pH of 13 would be very alkaline. Normal drinking water generally has a neutral pH of 7. Alkaline water typically has a pH of 8 or 9.
Drinking alkaline water (ion water or hydrogen-rich water) detoxifies the body and leaves the skin looking smoother, more elastic, and more youthful. You can buy alkaline water from health food stores like Whole Foods, for example. You can get a portable alkaline water bottle (e.g., IonPod) that converts regular water to alkaline water or buy a fairly expensive machine that converts the water from your faucet to alkaline water. For more tips on how to boost the ph level in your water check out my blog here.
You want to be sure you’re building up your alkaline water tolerance at a slow pace, so it’s recommended you begin with about eight ounces per day. The benefits of alkaline water include: healthier hair and nails, increased blood oxygen and energy levels, and an improved immune system.
ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) Detox Water
The ACV detox water consists of unfiltered and unprocessed apple cider vinegar (2TB), a dash of cayenne pepper, a dash of lemon, and 6-8 ounces of warm water; you can add stevia to sweeten the taste, but it’s not necessary.
ACV has great cleansing properties due to it’s rich content of minerals, vitamins and enzymes. It helps to remove toxic waste more efficiently before it has time to accumulate and damage the body,aids digestion,detoxifies the liver, purifies the blood and improves circulation due to its powerful enzymes that break down bad cholesterol and preventing it from clogging your arteries. Drinking a small amount of ACV diluted with water before each meal is also great for stimulating your metabolism, helping you burn fat faster. Finally, ACV detox water reduces the amount of time that fat remains in the digestive tract.
Until next time, JJ