Detox Water with Cucumber and Citrus
A detox water with refreshing cucumber and citrus is hard to beat. Beyond adding some zing to plain water, this beverage boasts powerful health benefits. Best after soaking overnight, this recipe makes multiple servings that store well in the fridge and pack a flavorful punch.
Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins. They are also known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol, which have been linked to reduced risk of several cancer types, including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and prostate cancer.
Citrus fruits have an abundance of vitamin C, potassium, pectin, and phytochemicals that benefit numerous conditions including allergies, asthma, cancer, cataracts, heart disease, stroke, and the common cold.
And mint, which adds a tasty zest to any dish, has been used to relieve abdominal pains, bad breath, and sore throats.
Detox Water with Cucumber and Citrus (makes 4-6 servings)
8-10 cups of filtered water
1 large navel orange
~15 mint leaves
4-6 glass jars with lids
Cut the cucumber and fruits into slices and distribute evenly among the jars. Add 3-4 mint leaves to each jar and seal. Refrigerate. Enjoy your detox water with cucumber and citrus after the jars have soaked for at least several hours or overnight.
Bill Rawls, MD is an advocate for individuals with fibromyalgia and related conditions. Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Rawls has always focused his practice on health and wellness. After experiencing fibromyalgia and Lyme disease first hand, he shifted toward helping others with those conditions. He uses his passions for writing and study of natural herbal medicine to reach out to those left behind by the current healthcare system. Through books and health restoration protocols available through Vital Plan, he paves the way toward a better life. His latest book, Suffered Long Enough, puts the pieces together for fibromyalgia and Lyme disease sufferers and offers a safe pathway back to normal health.