Lemon Ginger Cucumber Water

This naturally flavored water reduces excess bloat and promotes hydration balance! It's a great addition to a clean eating lifestyle or digestive reset program.


Do you ever get “off track” with your food choices and suddenly feel like your belly grew a few inches in a few days? Or maybe you have chronic bloating and you’re not sure where to start to normalize your extended belly?


Balance Your Hydration and Debloat with Plant-Based Nutrients

This is a quick and easy way to reduce bloating by using all natural ingredients that support gut health!

This Lemon Ginger Cucumber Water provides an ideal combination of ingredients to soothe the gut and reduce bloating:

  • Water is an essential nutrient, and many do not consume enough. If you feel thirsty, your body is telling you that you are already dehydrated. Dehydration can lead to constipation and bloating because the body’s hydration status is out of balance.

  • Lemons contain compounds called flavonones which are known to have anti-inflammatory benefits. The lemon flavor infused in water is desirable to most and considered thirst quenching.

  • Ginger has a soothing effect on digestion by reducing intestinal cramping, gas, and bloating. It also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

  • Cucumbers have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. They also contain compounds that support the body's natural detoxification pathway.




Recipe for Lemon Ginger Cucumber Water


1 large glass pitcher of filtered water

1 lemon cut in slices

1/2-inch piece fresh ginger root - peeled and grated

2-inch portion of a cucumber – skin peeled and cut in slices


Put lemon, ginger, and cucumber into the pitcher of water. Stir. Cover and store in the refrigerator. Sip on this water throughout the day for debloating benefits. Prepare a new pitcher with fresh ingredients the next day.




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