With spring and daylight savings happening next month, I have been thinking quite a bit about spring cleaning. My favorite part of spring is having longer days, lighted evenings, outdoor dinners and hearing the birds chirp with a little more “pep” in their song! Everything around feels different and happier and brighter!
My goal is to finish clearing out our garage and any extra unneeded things around the home. I have so many random dishes and trinkets that I have collected over the years due to some sets breaking. It is time for out with the old and in with the new. That being said, it also goes the same for my body. It is time to get a good detox sesh in with Lemon Cucumber Mint Detox Water!
Hot Yoga and running have become a new favorite regular workout routine of mine. I was getting so burnt out on trying to squeeze in a home workout while the kids play that it was making me stressed and unmotivated. Running I love because I can do it with them. And Hot Yoga balances out the rest of my body through stretching, toning and sweating out toxins. A nice little formula for “spring cleaning” the body. But you do sweat. ALOT. And lots of hydration is important to balance out lost electrolytes and flush out toxins.
I make a pitcher of this detoxing water and leave it in the refrigerator and drink two of them a day. I have been doing this for a couple of month and I have had more energy and clearer skin!
Lemons prevent kidney stones, aid in hydration and have anticancer properties. The juice in lemons contains pectin, a soluble fiber that has been shown to aid in weight loss. Lemon mixed with warm water and consumed first thing in the morning aids in a healthy digestive track. They’re a surprisingly good source of an alkaline food, even though they are acidic, and that can help balance your body’s pH.
Cucumbers contain vitamin A, B1, B6, C & D, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium. They contain enough B vitamins, sugar and electrolytes to replenish many essential nutrients, reducing the intensity of both hangover and headache. They are an anti-inflammatory and the silicon and sulfur in cucumbers help to stimulate hair growth.
All mints contain the volatile oil menthol, which gives mint that characteristic cooling, cleansing feeling- giving your drink a refreshing taste! Peppermint is used to treat gallstones, irritable bowel syndrome and the common cold.