Detox out the toxins: Before going straight into the topic, I would like to throw some light on what exactly is DETOXIFICATION and why do we need it. Detoxification is the process by which unwanted toxins from a living organism are removed either by medicinal or physiological methods. These harmful toxins are hazardous for our body and can cause a lot of diseases like cardiovascular disorders, kidney infections, etc.
Our bodies show us some symptoms that it desperately needs to get detoxified. One should never ignore such warnings. If you’re at school or work and you feel tired, fatigued every time, perhaps your body is screaming for detoxification. If you are constantly constipated, it might be a red alert that excessive toxins have blocked your digestive track. You need to be very particular for all these signs and act immediately for the betterment. There are some psychological signs as well which includes discomfort at work, low concentrations, feeling of depression all the time and difficulty in breathing. Here are some of the best homemade tricks which are helpful for the proper functioning of your body and which detoxify the unwanted from your system.
Now why there is a need for detox drinks? There are many reasons why detox drinks are beneficial for us, they are as follows:
- We are prone to a lot of harmful pollutants each day and they have an adverse effect on our body. A detox drink will be beneficial in flushing out all the toxins from our body and improving our immunity system.
- Detox drinks help in cleansing the liver. Detox ingredients like watermelon, lemon etc. act as anti-inflammatory agents.
- Helpful for mental alertness and act as an active entity for weight reduction.
Here are the lists of certain best homemade detox drinks that soothes your body and keeps you healthy.
1.Apple Cinnamon Detox Water:
Apple is considered as the miracle food. We are all acquainted with the old Welsh proverb that states, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away”. They are rich in antioxidants, flavonoids and dietary fiber. They have a lot of nutritional values. Consuming apples reduces the risk of having heart diseases, hypertension and even cancer. It has Vitamin C in it which blocks the damages caused by free radicals, as well as boost the body’s resistance against infectious toxins. It also prevents our body from the bad cholesterol. Cinnamon is nonetheless a miracle spice. It too has a lot of health benefits. Blending both to prepare a detox drink can be really helpful for the body. Having 3-4 Cinnamon sticks after each meal can reduce the inflammation caused by any food items and helps in weight reduction. It fights against any infections or viruses, and diabetes too.
Preparation of the drink:
- Take a litre pitcher filled with water
- Add the slices of apple and a cinnamon stick(you can also add cinnamon powder)
- Let the ingredients stay inside the water for an hour
- The water can be refilled three to four times using the same apple and cinnamon stick.
2.Cucumber And Lemon Detox Drink:
Cucumber is another important food and perhaps the best for weight loss. They help you to stay hydrated and full so that you don’t opt for unhealthy foods always. It’s essential for removing all the unwanted toxins from the body. They are skin friendly too and reduce the risk of cancer. Lemons are rich source of vitamin C and it aids in digestion. It helps in flushing out kidney stones.
- You need to take a pitcher and add 8-9 glasses of water
- Add sliced cucumber, lemon and some mint leaves
- Refrigerate it overnight
- Enjoy the drink empty stomach and throughout the day for better results.
3.The Green Detox Drink:
This drink is very effective as most of the ingredients added in it are green leaves or vegetables. Green vegetables are rich in vitamins and are good for maintaining the immunity of the body. Dark green leafy vegetables contain plant pigments lutein and zeaxanthin, which helps in preventing strokes, heart diseases and lung cancer. Vegetables that are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin are kale and spinach.
- 3-4 carrots
- 3 kale leaves
- 2 celery leaves
- 2 beets
- ½ cabbage (more consumption of it can cause gastritis)
- 1 fresh parsley
- 2 green apples
- 1 small cucumber
- ½ lemon
- ½ ginger
This drink is very helpful as all the ingredients contained in it are highly nutritious. You just need to blend all the ingredients completely and refrigerate it for sometimes to keep your stomach cool.
4.Fruit Punch Detox Drink:
After talking about green vegetables, fruits are another blessing to the mankind. They are naturally healthy and contain lower sodium, fat and calories and mainly no fruit has cholesterol levels. They are rich in all essential nutrients and provide adequate energy to the body.
- 1 orange
- 2 kiwis
- 1 frozen banana
- 3 strawberries
- ½ watermelon
- Handful of mint leaves
- ½ lemon
- Cumin powder
- Cinnamon powder
- Honey (if needed for better taste)
You just need to blend all the ingredients properly and pour it in a detox bottle. Add some cumin powder to it and enjoy the drink.
I’ve added orange because they are tasty and healthy. They have higher content of vitamins in it. They are low in calories. Kiwis added with oranges can provide you ample amount of Vitamin C. It is a good source of dietary fiber and helps in digestion. Strawberries boost the immune system and metabolism. It reduces body inflammation and chances of cancer. Watermelon contains high antioxidants and amino acids to prevent damages and it also removes harmful toxins out of the body.
5.Apple Cider Vinegar Drink:
- 2 tablespoons Apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 glass water
You have to mix all the ingredients together and drink. Apple cider is an essential product to cleanse your liver. It has many health benefits such as it reduces belly bloating, cures cough and cold and boosts immunity, etc. Thus, the mixture of all the above ingredients can be proved as the best detox drink.