It’s hard to believe our newest family addition is 3 weeks old. We have all been adjusting well and I must say he is such a sweet little guy. One of our concerns as new moms is that the weight needs to come back off.
This has been a concern for me as I walked out of the hospital weighing more than when I went in! This was a shock to me as this is the first time that has happened. I know that it’s largely because of all the fluids that I was on due to the emergency c-section but it was still a shock.
I know it sounds counterproductive but the best way to get rid of the fluids and swelling is to drink more water. This detox water is filled with cucumber, lemons, and limes that not only add a wonderfully pleasing taste but all 3 of these components have great health benefits as well.
Adding several glasses of this yummy detox water to my daily routine helped my feet return to their normal size and keep me hydrated to keep up with the demands of a newborn and his 2 older brothers.
Detox Water Benefits
Water – Helps to maintain body fluids including digestion to body temperature.
Cucumbers – Cleanses kidneys, improving skin, and lowering blood pressure.
Lemon & Limes – Helps to fight infections, cleanse the kidney, reduces bloating.
Detox Water with Cucumber, Lemons & Limes
- 4 slices of fresh lemon
- 4 slices of fresh lime
- 8 slices of fresh cucumber
Fill a pitcher half way with ice cubes.
Put the lemons, limes and cucumber slices in the pitcher.
Push the lemons, limes and cucumbers down into the pitcher.
Pour water into the pitcher.
Having a great flavored water like this detox water not only helps give my body the essential things to keep it going but also helps me drink more water daily. Nursing a newborn and trying to gently lose weight all require more water than what I’m used to drinking, it might as well do double duty!
What are your favorite additions to your water that help increase your water intake?