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5 natural detox drinks
How can you prepare a refreshing and detoxifying drink? Here are 5 easy-to-prepare and effective recipes.
Cleansing the accumulations of toxins in the body helps increasing energy levels and general wellness. Moreover, detoxification is connected to a sense of lightness and loss of “puffiness”. In the book 7-Day Detox Miracle, Sara Faye, Stephen Barrie and Peter Bennett explain that body cleansing can improve the functions of the entire body. According to them, detox drinks help restore a healthy balance.
1 Green drink
This detox beverage is prepared with mainly green vegetables. It acts on the digestive system.
• 3 cabbage leaves
• 2 stalks of celery
• 2 beetroots
• 1 turnip
• ½ bunch of spinach
• ½ bunch of parsley
• 3 carrots
• ½ onion
• 2 cloves of garlic
Mix all the ingredients with water and blend until smooth.
2 Dandelion tea
Taraxacum, or dandelion, is high in vitamin A, potassium, iron and calcium. The dandelion tea is diuretic and helps excrete toxins through the liver and kidneys.
It is prepared with 6 spoonful of dried dandelion root and 12 spoonful of fresh dandelion leaves infused in 4 cups of boiling water, but there are different recipes that recommend pouring 2 teaspoonful of dandelion leaves into a cup of boiling water. Let it infuse for about 10 minutes. Drink cold.
3 Cranberry juice and psyllium
It prevents urinary tract infections and ulcers. It contains also vitamin C, manganese and antioxidants. Cranberry juice has become a popular detox drink and, according to the Mayo clinic, healthy adults can drink two glasses of this juice every day. To obtain a detox drink, add a spoonful of apple pectin and psyllium fibre to stimulate bowel movement.
4 Fruit drink with spices and spirulina
Fibres, vitamins and minerals are a detoxifying mix par excellence. This recipe includes fruits, linseed oil and lecithin that provide fatty acids that are essential during the detoxification process. Blend:
• 230 ml of orange juice
• 120 ml of water
• ½ cup of strawberries and bananas
• a little piece of peeled ginger
• 1 small clove of garlic
• 1 spoonful of linseed oil
• 1 spoonful of freshly squeezed lemon juice
• 1 spoonful of spirulina powder
5 Maple lemonade
Pour 2 spoonful of freshly squeezed organic lemon juice, 2 spoonful of pure maple syrup and a pinch of cayenne pepper in 230 ml of water. Drink 6-8 glasses of this beverage during a day without (or almost without) food.
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