There comes a time in your life when you just need to take a break from FOOD! Giving it a full repair so it can work properly once again. This process is known as Detoxing. In this post we will be sharing the importance of Detoxing, and some of the best drinks to detoxify your body from toxins.
Detoxing or cleansing is basically eliminating/reducing all the toxins that your body compiled over the years. Such as too much coffee, soda, saturated or un necessary fats and oils.
There are thousands of ways to detoxify, but if you are just starting, we suggest you do it for a day or three once a month. Simply, stick to only consuming fresh fruits and veggies, stay away from any caffeine and soda, not to mention cigarettes and add some nutrients in a form of drinks throughout the day.
And just like that, in a matter of few days, you will feel like a different person inside out. A cleansed new version of you..Glowing and all.
However, many people struggle to find the perfect detoxifying drinks.
5 Best Detoxing Drinks to Try Now!
So here are favorite ones, picked by our specialized nutritionist, a regular intake of these drinks can boost your metabolism, help in digestion, improve your immunity and overall health. Accordingly, it can aid in fat loss on the long run.
1- Apple Cider with Cinnamon:
Both apple cider and cinnamon increase your metabolic rate, work as a stabilizer and they are full of vitamins. Adding an acidic component to this drink such as lemon juice makes it even more appealing since it balances blood sugar level, full vitamins, minerals and is just great to your body.
- 1 glass of warm or hot water (12 oz.) You can make it with cold water too if you like.
- 2 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar.
- 1-2 Tbsp. lemon juice.
- 1 tsp. cinnamon or just add a cinnamon stick, if it is warm water.
- Sweeten to taste with any diet sweetener; Splenda, Equal or any other.
2- Berries Smoothie:
Now this is an absolute favorite! It tastes great, very fulfilling as a meal on its own and works wonders. It’s been proven that fresh or even frozen berries can be one of the highest most effective antioxidants there is.
Berries are known to purify the skin, lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Moreover, they can reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.
- 1/2 cup of frozen or fresh berries (blueberries, cranberries, raspberries and strawberries).
- 1/2 cup frozen water or a mix or ice cubes and water.
- 1-2 tsp. lemon juice.
- Diet sweetener.
- Blend all and enjoy.
You can drink this for breakfast or dinner while you eat veggies and fruits.
3- Mango Carrot Herb Smoothie:
This is such a great drink for your skin, vision and weight loss (Yup that’s right all these benefits in one drink).
While carrots improve your vision, they also work as a natural detoxifier for your skin…making it look younger and healthier. It also reduces your risk of cancer which is always a plus.
As for the mangos they help reduce body fat shedding away those extra pounds…unlike what people think of them as fatty fruits.
You can also add a little bit of fresh greens; such as mint or basil for more nutrients and great taste.
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks.
- 1/2 cup fresh or no added sugar carrot juice.
- 1/2 cup fresh or no added sugar orange juice.
- 2 Tbsp. fresh mint or basil.
- In a mixer, blend all the ingredients until smooth.
- Serve cold as midday refreshing drink.
4- Beet Carrot Smoothie:
Again carrots for their great nutrients will be part of this detoxifying smoothie. As for the beet along with its natural vitamins, it works as a natural body healer. Beets can used to heal: anemia, liver, kidneys, skin and much more. Blending these two ingredients together, will detoxify your body and heal it inside out.
- 1 sweet apple and cut into small cubes.
- 1 small red beet boiled and chopped.
- 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut.
- 2 Tbsp. of fresh lemon juice.
- 2 Tsp. of minced fresh ginger or just a couple of thin slices
Boil the beets and carrots and let them cool down. Then mix them all together with the apples and the rest of ingredients with cold water or ice and serve.
5- Natural flavored water:
As simple as that; water with some lemons, oranges, grapefruits, watermelons, cucumbers or even berries can be a great detoxifier to the body. Just chop any of these ingredients add it to cold water and drink all day long. It purifies your skin and body inside out.