Even though your surroundings may look clean, your body is exposed to several pollutants, chemicals, and pesticides every day. These harmful elements in the environment can have serious health effects on your well being.
The buildup of toxins in your body can affect digestion and also make you lethargic. Detoxification is the process of removing these toxic substances from the body by cleansing the liver. Detox drinks can help you lose weight, reduce inflammation, improve your energy levels, and promote skin health. Using simple ingredients at home, you can create a magic drink that will keep you healthy and free from toxins.
Looking for an energy boost and a stronger immune system? Here are 5 detox drinks that are worth a shot.
1. Mint And Cucumber Drink
While cucumber helps you stay hydrated, mint can aid the digestion process and adds a lovely flavor. This refreshing drink can also aid weight loss due to its lemon’s metabolism boosting properties.
- 9–10 mint leaves
- 1 cucumber
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- Black salt
- Cold water
- Ice cubes
- Peel and chop the cucumber.
- Blend the cucumber, mint leaves, and 1 cup of water.
- Strain the mixture and add lemon juice and black salt.
- Dilute it with water if needed and pour in into glasses.
- Top it with ice cubes and garnish with a few mint leaves.
2. Ginger And Orange Drink
Oranges are rich in the antioxidant vitamin C, which improves your skin health, reduces wrinkles and fights sun damage.1 Carrots are rich in fiber which improve digestion and promote weight loss. Ginger can reduce inflammation, relieve constipation and stomach cramps.
- 2 oranges
- 1 carrot
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- ½ inch ginger
- Peel the oranges and carrot.
- Put them in a blender, add lemon juice and ginger and blend until smooth.
- Strain to remove any pulp.
- Pour the juice into a glass and serve cold.
3. Green Detox Drink
In addition to being low in fat, the green leafy vegetables in this detox drink are high in dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamin C and folic acid. These nutrients help to boost your immune system, improve digestion, and speed up the metabolism.2 3
- 3 kale leaves
- 3 carrots
- 2 stalks of celery
- 2 beets
- 1 turnip
- ½ bunch of parsley
- ½ bunch of spinach
- ½ cabbage
- ½ onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- Wash all the ingredients and add them to a blender.
- Blend until it forms a smooth mixture.
- Strain and pour it into glasses.
4. Ginger And Lychee Drink
Lychee contains beta-carotene which strengthens the immune system. It is also known to show anti-cancer effects on the body and its fiber content supports the digestive system.4 Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants, dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins which keep your skin healthy, maintain your heart and digestive health, and boost your energy levels, and aid weight loss.
- ½ cup of finely chopped ginger
- ½ cup lemon juice
- 2 cups of lychee juice
- 1 cup grapes
- ½ cup chia seeds
- 3–5 mint leaves
- Ice cubes
- In a blender, put ginger, lemon juice, lychee juice, ice cubes, and salt.
- Blend it well and pout it into a jar.
- Now, add chia seeds and slices grapes to it.
- Mix it well and garnish with mint leaves.
5. Green Apple And Cucumber Drink
Just like apples, green apples are also nutritious. They are rich in nutrients that can help you lose weight, and their fiber content is great for detoxifying your liver, kidneys, and stomach from toxins. The other greens also help to eliminate the harmful toxins from the body.
- 1 cucumber
- 4–6 lettuce leaves
- 2 celery stalks
- 1 green apple
- ½ bunch of cilantro
- Chop the ingredients and put them in a blender.
- Blend until smooth and strain the mixture.
- Pour it into a glass a drink immediately.
Note: Before you start the detoxification process, consult your doctor to rule out any risk of health problems associated with it.
|↑1||Pullar, Juliet M., Anitra C. Carr, and Margreet Vissers. “The roles of vitamin C in skin health.” Nutrients 9, no. 8 (2017): 866.|
|↑2||Slavin, Joanne. “Fiber and prebiotics: mechanisms and health benefits.” Nutrients 5, no. 4 (2013): 1417-1435.|
|↑3||Lattimer, James M., and Mark D. Haub. “Effects of dietary fiber and its components on metabolic health.” Nutrients 2, no. 12 (2010): 1266-1289.|
|↑4||Wang, Xiujie, Shulan Yuan, Jing Wang, Ping Lin, Guanjian Liu, Yanrong Lu, Jie Zhang, Wendong Wang, and Yuquan Wei. “Anticancer activity of litchi fruit pericarp extract against human breast cancer in vitro and in vivo.” Toxicology and applied pharmacology 215, no. 2 (2006): 168-178.|