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Spicing up your Water for your Lungs

30 Jul 2015
| Under COPD, Lifestyle, Lung Disease, Uncategorized | Posted by | 4 Comments
Lung Institute | Spicing up you water for your lungs

“Drink at least six to eight glasses of water everyday.”

We’ve all been told that drinking water is vital to our health. Whether it has come from our doctor, significant other or a close friend, we are constantly being reminded that we need to increase our intake of water. When dealing with a condition like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), staying hydrated is important. As simple as it may be to convince yourself in that moment that you will make the change, it is easier said than done. Thinking realistically, why would you choose water when you could wake up to a refreshing glass of cranberry juice or coffee in the morning?

The Answer

Water is only as bland as you let it be. Spicing up your water for your lungs can be a game changer. Detox waters are on the rise as a new trend that many are starting to add into their daily routine. These recipes include putting different variations of fruits and veggies into your water to make it come alive with flavor. For patients dealing with an intense lung disease, adding these recipes to your daily regimen can even change the way you feel. Not only do these combinations fire up the taste of your water, but they also have several health benefits. Depending on which detox water you choose to create, some can help with digestion, strengthen your immune system, and even promote weight loss.

Spice it Up

The magic behind creating detox water is quite simple. Try out one of these detox recipes today!

Boost your Immune System

When dealing with a condition like COPD, strengthening your immune system can help manage the symptoms of the disease. Putting a lemon in your water can give your immune system a quick boost. Lemon also washes out harmful toxins that our body struggles to get rid of. Cucumber works as an anti inflammatory throughout your body and also helps maintain hydration. Lastly, mint leaves sweeten the water and aid in digestion.

Cucumber Lemon Detox Water

8 cups of water

1 cucumber, sliced

½ lemon, sliced

About 10 mint leaves

Mix ingredients into a large pitcher and allow everything to soak overnight to guarantee a remarkable flavor!

Shrink Fat

There is no direct relation between having COPD and gaining weight, but feeling forced to cut back on physical activity can lead to an increase of unwanted fat. Trying to keep your weight down can be just as challenging as drinking enough water daily. Luckily, this recipe gives you the chance to kill two birds with one stone. This Slim Down Detox Water will flush out the toxins in your body and has the potential to shrink fat too. The lemon and lime help to clear out toxins from your digestive track, and the grapefruit works away at unwanted fat.

Slim Down Detox Water

1/2 cup of water

½ grapefruit

½ cucumber, sliced

½ lemon, sliced

½ lime, sliced

5 mint leaves (Or more)

Mix all of the ingredients together and let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving!

Support your Digestion System

Taking aloe supports circulation and digestion, along with increasing energy levels by eliminating feelings of fatigue. Patients with COPD can feel an increased desire to be more active, and reducing fatigue can help them become more active.

Aloe Water

2 Tablespoons of aloe gel (extracted from its leaf)

1 lemon, sliced

2 Tablespoon of lemon juice

4 cups of water (or more)

To correctly extract the gel from the leaf, cut the leaf down the center and simply remove the gel. Mix the gel, water, and lemon in a blender and process it for one minute. Store in the refrigerator for several hours and enjoy!

Water is the key to flushing out toxins and keeping your body clean. Spicing up your water for your lungs is a delightful way to make sure you are in taking enough water daily. When dealing with a condition like COPD, drinking the recommended amount of water is important to keeping up with your health.

The Lung Institute has helped many regain their quality of life by using stem cell therapy. If you or a loved one suffers from this condition, please contact us to speak with a patient coordinator by calling (800) 729-3065.


  1. Lung Institute

    4 months ago


    Thank you for your comment.

    Actually, having juice instead of water, or mixing a little juice with your water, is perfectly acceptable. We have written a number of blogs about juices and COPD.

    Our dedicated medical team has a wealth of knowledge about stem cells, treatment options, candidacy, cost and more. We’re happy to answer your questions, so feel free to give us a call at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


    The Lung Institute

  2. Virginia

    4 months ago

    Can i mix my water with a little grape juice, cranberry juice, or orange juice? I have copd thank you

  3. David Ebner

    3 years ago


    I just spoke with Sarah. She’ll contact you very shortly with the link. Sorry about the wait and thanks for the comment!



  4. jeff kennell

    3 years ago

    Waiting for a link from Sarah Peterson to connect to yesterdays seminar in Tampa. Would really like to watch.

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