5 Detox Drinks and Why You Need To Drink Them Now
What an awesome holiday season we had this year! So much fun, festivities, and food was had with family and friends. I’m sure, you enjoyed the season and splurged a little on your normal eating habits and workout routine but, it’s time to get back to feeding your body “living” food again. Food that will help flush out the Christmas Calories and help get you that flat stomach again.
Why Should You Detox?
Every day we are naturally exposed to preservatives, metals and possibly cancer-causing chemicals in our foods. They get stored in our tissues and cells and also fat causing calories make us gain weight and decrease our metabolism.
Detox drinks help us get rid of these extra fat causing cells and bad chemicals before they become a health problem.
Signs You Need to Detox
If you are experiencing frequent bouts of any of the following, then you are in need of a detox:
- Skin problems
- Belly fat
- Food cravings
- Low energy
- Bad breath
- Mood swings
5 Major Benefits of Detoxing:
- Reduces inflammations
- Boosts energy
- Supports digestion and weight loss
- Cleanse your liver
- Enhances mood
To make most of these drinks we suggest getting a blender to blend the ingredients together. Most people don’t link thick grainy smoothies so find one that you will drink regularly and actually like!
Here’s what each of these ingredients will do for you:
Lemon - Flushes out toxins accumulated in your body and will increase your body’s ability to melt fat as fat metabolism will be increased once the impurities are out of the system.
Cucumbers - Will helps reduce stomach fat, are refreshing, high in water content, loaded with fiber, and very low in calories. One full cucumber contains only 45 calories.
Parsley & Cilantro - extremely low in calories, full of antioxidants and offer several vital vitamins and minerals that help to ease water retention without causing the bloating
Cinnamon - Antioxidant for balancing blood sugar.
Cayenne pepper - Helps speed up your metabolism and helps stabilize blood pressure.
Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar - Full of probiotics and other beneficial bacteria. It can support immune function, help with blood sugar and constipation and help curb your appetite.
Chia Seeds - Full of plant protein, iron, calcium, fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3’s. Contributes to feeling full, keeping you hydrated and helps digestion.
Celery- Loaded with calcium, B vitamins, iron, magnesium and will promote alkalinity, detoxification and help de-bloat.
5 Detox Drink Recipies
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Consisting of only 4 ingredients, (lemon, water, parsley, & celery) this detox drink packs a punch and will get you feeling good again quick. A 3 for 3, make this drink 3 times a day for 3 days and be amazed at how great you feel and how good you look! Check out the full recipe here: Click Here
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This drink is different from your usual green smoothie. If you're looking for a serious toxin fighter, you've found it here. Including apple cider vinegar, honey, cyanine peppers, and cinnamon, this drink will kick out any lingering body toxins and excess fat in no time. But only for the bravest of souls. Click here to see the recipe: Click Here
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This detox wonder will take you back a little to the summer days. Watermelon and mint can still be a great source for detoxing. Watermelon contains a substantial amount of citrulline, an amino acid that helps the liver and kidneys filter and get rid of ammonia. (Ammonia is a by-product of the proteins our bodies are burning up constantly for energy and can be damaging to cells) Cucumber also has citrulline in it, but not quite as much as watermelon. Click here to see the full recipe: Click Here
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This metabolism booster is perfect to perk up your energy level and help burn calories. Or, take it before bed and let the detox do the work as you sleep, boosting your metabolism while you sleep to effectively burn calories while you are sleeping. The best part is it’s delicious and easy to make. Click here to make this recipe: Click Here
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For those who have the detox drink thing down, this recipe calls for a few more ingredients, including the always beneficial chia seeds! Make this drink to give your body the nourishment it needs and to kick back the toxins it picks up on a regular basis. Click the link to follow the recipe: Click Here