3. Detox drinks
Detox drinks are a good way to manage weight and feel healthy. Detox drinks can be quick and easy to make at home, but in order to get the most out of them, it’s important to have basic knowledge about what a detox drink should contain. For starters, let’s look at what a detox drink should aim to do. They should kick-start the body’s natural detoxification system and help eliminate various toxins that can cause things like bloating, digestive problems, skin issues.
There are two types of toxins: environmental, which come from the air, food, and water around us, and metabolic toxins, which are produced inside the body by cells. Though our body is generally very good at removing toxins that we come into contact with, when toxins overload our system they become much harder to get rid of. Detox drinks support the body’s natural detoxification process by boosting energy, cleansing the liver, reducing inflammation and promoting healthy skin.
A detox drink should contain very little sugar and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Fruits like watermelon, lemon, lime, grapefruit, raspberries, and strawberries are full of beneficial nutrients and polyphenols like vitamin C, ascorbic acid, potassium, lycopene, ketones, and other antioxidants. Dark, leafy greens like spinach or kale can also be added to provide vitamins and minerals, and other ingredients like apple cider vinegar, cayenne pepper, ginger, and rosemary can further cleanse and detox.
It’s important to make sure you detox properly. Avoid anything that encourages you to stop eating or to eat much less than you usually would, as the lack of nutrients is not healthy for anyone. While they might make you feel lighter and thinner initially, they will starve your body of the essentials needed to stay healthy. To avoid the need to detox in the first place, try to eat as healthy as possible, staying away from avoidable toxins like cigarettes, and getting lots of exercises.