Updated: Aug 17, 2020
Source: Women's World magazine; extracts of article Dr.Oz's detox water!
Everybody's buzzing about the fat-flushing power of "detox water," but do the drinks really work?
According to research, Dr. Oz's favorite new recipe sure does! Blended with H2O, green tea, lemon juice, cucumber, mint and cayenne, "it's tried and tested to help you reset your body to lose the weight,"he recently stated. Women who have sipped versions of his drink report weight loss that occurred very quickly, as well as feeling way less bloated—meaning there's still time to get a whole lot slimmer before summer arrives!
To make matters better this isn't a liquid only debloat strategy. You can sip four or more glasses of detox water a day to speed results while eating healthy food.
"You won't be hungry," says Oz. Also many women reported feeling better than ever, says Sugar Impact Diet author and nutritionist JJ Virgin, who Dr Oz got the powerful recipe from.
"Nutrients in this detox water not only help you steadily drop pounds, they work to improve energy levels, sleep quality and overall health,"
Per Rhenotha Whitaker, New Jersey radio host Dr. Oz recruited to test the drink claims, "This is 'wow water! "
For optimal results when enjoying this “wow” drink, pair detox water with detoxifying foods. A guideline to stay on track: Stick to unprocessed choices, aiming for healthy fats, as well as high quality protein and lots of fiber and antioxidant-rich berries or veggies at each sitting. Detox water can be made with regular or decaf green tea; aim for four or more glasses a day. Additional plain water and other detox teas can be consumed as well.
"We want to clean out your pipes in a healthy way, " says Dr. Oz. “Turns out, many of us carry an overload of toxins absorbed from pesticide residue on food, air pollution and a zillion other places chemicals hide in the modern world.”- Oz
Our livers can't always filter such toxins out fast enough, "so they're tucked into fat cells for safe-keeping," says Virgin. Toxins inhibit fat burning in the cells where they're stored, and can also cause irritation and inflammation that slow the thyroid and trigger a variety of other health issues. This is why Dr. Oz's drink is loaded with powerful detox ingredients. "Antioxidants in green tea, for example, have been shown to activate special pathways the body uses to get toxins out of your system, " Virgin says.
Purdue University team discovered that lemon allows us to absorb more of green tea's antioxidants. Turbocharging the effects of tea and allows you to move toxins out more quickly. Plentiful water itself can be used as another detox tool—Virgin explains that getting lots of it makes it a cinch for the body to flush impurities away in your sweat or urine.
Drinking detox water can keep you well-hydrated and research shows you'll reduce headaches, brain fog, kidney stones and heart disease risk by 50%!
As toxins exit your body, fat burns faster and on top of that, antioxidants in both green tea and cayenne have been shown to rev up metabolism by 35%. " You can literally burn hundreds of extra calories," says Virgin.
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To start enjoying the drink that boosts the burn:
5 cups cold filtered water
3 cups strong green tea, brewed and cooled
1 whole medium cucumber with peel, sliced
Juice of 1/2 lemon 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, lightly chopped 1/2 tsp. cayenne powder
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and refrigerate. Allow to infuse at least 1 hour before enjoying. Virgin also encourages you to customize it using any healthy ingredients you prefer, such as other herbs and fruit.
For original article and more information see Women's World magazine, article for Dr. Oz's Detox Slimming Water.