I drink significantly less water now that the weather has cooled down a bit. I just don’t crave it as much and find myself gravitating more towards hot teas and coffee. I don’t feel dehydrated but I do feel a slight bloat that I didn’t notice when constantly drinking my LMG (lemon, mint, ginger) water. So I guess it’s back to the cutting board to prepare my usual drink of the day.
It’s delicious (I can’t stand plain water), refreshing and from a vanity standpoint, helps with weight loss Lemons are not only a diuretic, they also help to reduce your body’s overall acidity and if you maintain a more alkaline diet, you’ll lose weight faster. Not to mention it’s great for the skin (see here). And both mint and ginger aid in digestion which in turn helps to reduce bloating. It’s the perfect trifecta and I try to drink at least 2 pitchers a day.
The recipe is simple.
- 1 sliced lemon
- Couple sprigs of mint
- 1/2 to 1 TBSP grated ginger (I like to peel fresh ginger right away and store in the freezer to grate when needed – this really makes it last forever!)