You are what you eat – Right! No, not wholly, instead you are what you eat and drink!
Our exposure to heavy metals, preservatives, environmental pollutants, chemical-based cleaners, and pesticides has taken the average toxin consumption above usual standards and is affecting our health severely.
As the name suggests, detox drinks are formulations of fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices blended with water which help the vital organs cleanse themselves and boost our immunity and act as a potent anti-aging tool.
Detoxing not only helps to cleanse your system by flushing toxins from the body but also help in weight loss by boosting your metabolism which further facilitates in burning extra fat.
Homemade Detox Drinks for Weight Loss and Cleansing
Grape, lemon and Cucumber Drink
Blend grapefruit, lemon, and cucumbers into a pitcher with half a glass of water. The fat-burning enzymes of grapefruit and the toxin removal and citrus healing properties of citrus calm the digestive system leaving you refreshed and healthy.
Grapes are also great when it comes to fighting dehydration and balancing blood sugar levels.
Cucumber helps to flush out harmful body toxins and rehydrates your cells whereas Lemons help you get burn extra body fat since it mobilizes the flow of bile from the liver. It helps with gastritis, heartburn, and constipation.
Rich in Vitamin C, Lemons are diuretic and also a great natural detoxifier. They help in cutting down extra body fat by mobilizing bile from the liver to the small intestine.
Lemon, Ginger, Mint and Honey Detoxifier
While lemons are known to promote the healthy digestive system, its robust effects increase manifolds when ginger is added to it. Unique elements found in ginger fight nausea and support a healthy gut and even fights cancer. It is rich in antioxidants and possess anti-inflammatory properties and soothes the gastrointestinal tract.
In addition to adding flavor, mint healing and cooling properties calm your digestive tract. It relaxes the stomach muscles and facilitates the breakdown of fats by encouraging stimulating the flow of bile from the liver.
Berries and Orange Detox
Berries are abundant in antioxidants, Vitamin C, and fiber and orange as a healthy fruit need no introduction. This delicious drink is perfect for eradicating free radicals present in the body and creating alkalinity.
Watermelon, Black Pepper, and Lemon Detoxifying Drink
Watermelon contains lots of water, amino acids, and lycopene, which acts as a potent antioxidant and is known for its anti-inflammatory effect. This drink is perfect for fitness lovers and people who aim to lose excess weight!
Citrulline in watermelon helps the kidneys to flush out ammonia, which is very toxic to our body.
Black Pepper has immense curative and protective properties and is a rich source of antioxidants.
Pineapple Mint Detoxifying Drink
Combine a handful of fresh mint leaves and five chunks of pineapple into half a liter of water for this healthy detox. Pineapple is an excellent source of healthy digestive enzymes and vitamin C and is known to improve digestion and boost immunity.
ACV, Cinnamon and Honey Detox Mix
If you want to lose weight fast – this is the perfect detox drink for you. Apple cider vinegar along with Cinnamon and Honey boosts your metabolism and makes it impossible for excess fat to accumulate. Mix a tablespoon of Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar and a Teaspoon of Cinnamon Powder – Losing Weight and Flushing Toxins in one go – Cheers!
ACV has LDL (Bad Cholesterol) lowering properties. It regulates insulin, has anti-inflammatory properties, controls blood pressure fluctuation, and also helps in faster weight loss
Honey is rich in essential vitamins and minerals such as calcium, copper, potassium, magnesium, manganese, and zinc. It helps in metabolizing cholesterol and body fat and promotes the better digestive system.
Cinnamon, on the other hand, is abundant in antioxidants and possesses anti-clotting, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. It balances blood sugar levels and protects against heart diseases and arthritis.
Aloe Vera and Honey Drink
Aloe vera is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids which has antibacterial properties and improves digestion. It is an effective remedy for skin diseases and also helps in weight loss, and lowers the blood sugar levels.
Honey is abundant in vitamins and minerals and has cholesterol metabolizing properties.
Pregnant Woman should avoid consuming Aloe Vera.
Apple, Orange-Carrot and Beetroot Drink
Oranges are a powerhouse of antioxidants and are amongst most abundant natural source of vitamin C and fiber that can lower blood bad (LDL) cholesterol levels, prevent kidney stone formation, reduce the risk of ulcers and lung cancers, and protect against arthritis and cardiovascular diseases
Carrots, on the other hand, are loaded with beta-carotene and fibers aiding in weight loss and digestion.
Beets are an age-old home remedy for digestion, bloating, stomach cramps and packed with anti-inflammatory properties and are rich in Iron.
Pomegranate and Gooseberry juice
Detox with the goodness of pomegranate and Gooseberry that are also given immense importance in Ayurveda for its active cleansing properties. The duo provides a further boost to your immunity system and aids in weight loss at a faster pace and promotes liver health.
Coconut Water with Mint
A lovely detox drink that needs only two ingredients, this quick delight will cleanse the toxins from your liver, intestinal tract and leave you feeling fresh.
Coconut water is abundant in a wide range of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and electrolytes. It also has anti-aging and anti-cancer properties.
Mint is a boon for the digestive system and fighting health issues related to it.
Wheatgrass Juice Detox
Mix a tablespoon of Wheatgrass (Modernage Superfood) a.ka. Natures richest source of chlorophyll in a glass of water or juice it from freshly grown wheat blades and you health drink bursting with unmatched goodness is ready! It not only flushes toxins out of the body but also aid in losing extra body weight but will boost your immune system tremendously and protect you from Cancer. Wheatgrass is amongst one of the best anti-cancer food, I must say!
Buttermilk with Black/Rock Salt and Cumin
Buttermilk is rich in crucial vitamins and minerals and is the best source of probiotics. It aids weight loss, prevents skin diseases, and helps to maintain proper digestion and possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Cumin seeds are high in iron content and is a known remedy to promote digestion and cure numerous diseases.
Detox drinks are one of the most beneficial ways of cleansing the body and providing it with the essential nutrients. If Body toxins are not expelled out of the body, they lead to various health problems including acidity, headaches, constipation, fatigues, nausea, skin problems and even cancer.