(for one 24 oz serving)
– 3-5 slices of fresh cucumber
– 1/2 small lemon sliced
– 1/4 of orange sliced
– a few fresh mint leaves
– 24 oz of ice cold water
Why does this work?
*Cucumbers prevent water retention and also have many anti-inflammatory properties.
*Lemon provides the cleansing effect of citric acid to help clear out the digestive syste
*Oranges contain flavonoids in the peel and juice that stimulate the immune system and protects against a fungi/pests while helping to reduce cholesterol levels
*Mint helps the body digest more easily and it also soothes any stomach cramps you may have.
Keep in mind that the more you refill your jug, glass or bottle with the same fruits, the more diluted and less nutrient-dense the fruit becomes. So I would recommend that after 2 or 3 refills, dump it and replace with fresh cuts to make sure you get all the vitamins and minerals you need. I also wouldn’t leave the fruits in there for more than 24 hrs before changing it.