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Refreshing Detox Drinks: Beneficial in our Health
Detox drinks help us boost our immune system, aids us to improve digestion and bloating, increase metabolism, eliminate fats and detoxify our colon.
There are numerous variations of fruits and herbs containing vitamins and minerals that are essential to our body. You can choose any of these fruits and herbs and mix them with water to have a refreshing healthy drink.
I searched and summarized refreshing, delicious and beneficial detox recipes that might help you with your health issues.
Anti-bloating Detox Water
These drinks help you with your bloated stomach by easing constipation and expels gas.
1. Citrus Cucumber Ginger Peppermint Detox
Peppermint improves bloating and indigestion by the relaxation of muscles in intestines thus, reduce bloats and gas. Ginger has a carminative effect. Helping alleviate gas, bloating and cramps by calming intestinal activity and expels gas. It also thins the blood and improves circulation, which further helps to relieve bloating. Citrus fruits that are rich in water like orange and grapefruit help ease bloating. Lemon can help eliminate salt retention, which can contribute to bloating.
Just add ½ lemon sliced, ½ lime sliced, ½ grapefruit sliced (or you can substitute it with orange), 1 cup sliced cucumber with peels, 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger to ½ gallon of purified water and cover it with ice. Refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving.
2. Watermelon Cucumber Lemon Mint Detox
Watermelon has high water and fiber content that eases constipation and function as a natural diuretic that helps aid bloating. The citrulline compound found in watermelon also adds up to the detoxifying property of the fruit. Lime contains citric acid which is a good fat burner and antioxidant. It also has a low glycemic index that aids in regulating blood sugar.
To prepare this detox recipe, you will need to mix few slices of watermelon and cucumber, 1 lime or lemon, 10-12 fresh leaves of mint to 34-68 ounces of water (the volume of water depends if you want your drink to taste, strong, medium or mild.)
Flat Belly Detox and Slimming Detox
They are detox drinks that help burn fats and increases metabolism.
1. Apple Cinnamon Detox
Apple contains ursolic acid found in its peel, lowers the risk of obesity (based on a recent study in mice) because it boosts calorie burn – according to HuffPost UK.
It also contains vitamin C as an antioxidant and, B-complex for red blood cell and nervous system’s good health, and dietary fibers. Cinnamon mimics the function of insulin and increases the metabolism of glucose, preventing the high storage of fats in the body. Also, a source of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Add one thinly sliced apple and few sticks of cinnamon in a bottle of water then let it sit in the fridge for few hours.
2. Lemon Cucumber Orange Mint Detox
Lemon is rich in vitamin C and citric acid. It cleanses the digestive system and speeds up metabolism. Cucumber has antioxidant properties and with high water and mineral content, it aids in digestion. Orange is rich in vitamin A, which helps reduce having liver cancer. It also contains fiber that promotes digestion.
You will be needing ½ small lemon (sliced), 3-5 slices of cucumber, ¼ of sliced orange, and a few fresh mint leaves. Mix all the ingredients with 24 ounces of ice cold water in a large pitcher. Drink the detox water during the day.
Immune-boosting detox drinks which contain powerful antioxidants essential in fighting infections.
1. Pear- Raspberries- Rosemary Detox
Pears are abundant in vitamin C and antioxidants that are good for the immune system by stimulating the production of white blood cells. Raspberries boost immune system because it contains vitamin C. It strengthens immunity, fights colds and flu, and infections. Rosemary is a good source of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory contents that help improve blood circulation and boosts immunity.
Add all the ingredients in water (depending on how would you like your drinks tastes).
2. Blueberries- Lemon- Cucumber Detox
Blueberries’ high levels of vitamins A and C, manganese, potassium, dietary fibers and antioxidant boosts the immune system. Lemon is rich in vitamin C, which helps in boosting the immune system. Cucumber packed with antioxidants including manganese, beta-carotene, and vitamin C.
Infused blueberries, lemon, and cucumber in ice cold water and let it sit for few hours before drinking.
3. Orange- Vanilla Beans- Cinnamon Detox
Orange contains vitamins A and C, folate and copper. Vitamin A aids in the development of white blood cells which destroys harmful pathogens. Vitamin C enhances the production of white blood cells and WBC’s function. Folate and copper also promote healthy immune function. Vanilla Beans is rich in antioxidant that preserve immune system. It promotes cellular growth and protects cells from breaking down. Cinnamon has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties.
Mix a thinly sliced orange, vanilla bean, and cinnamon with water to make this immune system-boosting detox water.
These are fruits and drinks to cleanse the colon and help in the elimination of waste as well as other toxins in the colon.
1. Apple Cleanse
Apples contain fibers which add to waste materials in the colon. Eat and snack on apples during the day as well as you get hungry late at night. While in this apple cleanse, make sure to have a green vegetable diet. This is to prevent you from experiencing side effect such as fatigue.
2. Sea Salt Cleanse
Sea salt eliminates fecal matter from the intestines and restores optimal intestinal movement that carries food through the digestive tract, this is according to ColonNews.com.
Mix ½ teaspoon of sea salt with eight ounces of warm water. Drink on an empty stomach in the morning. You can add lemon and or maple syrup to mask the taste if desired.
3. Cayenne Pepper Lemon Cleanse
According to ColonNews.com, cayenne pepper breaks down mucus in the colon and lemon juice eliminates toxins. In preparing this kind of cleanser, you need to pour a ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper into a ten-ounce glass then add 4 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Fill the glass with water and stir. Drink on an empty stomach. Maple syrup or honey can be incorporated to sweeten the mixture.