We all know, drink your 64 oz of water each day. But did you know that drinking too little water makes the body retain water? It is said that some people carry 10 pounds or more of extra water. This can be caused for a myriad of reasons but consuming too little water, food allergies and hormonal fluctuations are top on the list of causes.
Water isn’t the only thing that helps flush the system. Herbs, fruits and vegetable can have the same effect (when combined with the proper amount of water).
This week I voe to drink my 64 oz and incorporate some of the follow recipes into my daily routine.
Purpose: Your kidneys need water to help flush out all that waste from your system. The lemon water helps your liver and kidneys do their job.
Directions: Heat up 8 oz of water and add 1/2 a lemon.
Drink before breakfast.
Purpose: Cranberry juice cleanses the lymphatic system from accumulated wastes, reduced water retention, and helps with cellulite.
Directions: 4 oz of REAL Cranberry Juice (find it in the health food section at your grocery store not on the juice isle) to 28 oz of Water. You can drink up to two of these a day to get your 64 oz of water. It is a little dry tasting at first but soon you will really like the taste. This mix is so good for you after a week you will be able to see the difference it makes on your skin.
Purpose: Rich in antioxidants, can help speed up metabolism, and is even said to help protect skin from sun damage.
Directions: Drink Green Tea as desired throughout the day. Best to drink in the morning since too much caffeine can disrupt sleep.