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5 Best Drinks To Detox Your Body

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5 Best Drinks To Detox Your Body

Do you feel bloated and sluggish? You probably need a little detox.


What happens when you detox your body?

Cleaning your house from clutter makes living and moving around easy.

Clearing your mind from negative thoughts gives you peace of mind. 

In the same way, flushing out dirt from your body can help it function at its best. 

What can detox do for you? 


1. Physical benefits

Toxins in your body can accumulate in the major organs. 

Removing them will help these organs work more efficiently. 

Your digestive system will be in its best condition. Thus you'll have a faster metabolism and better digestion. Which then helps you lose weight.

A healthy gut helps boost your immunity, prevents signs of aging, and promotes proper blood circulation.


2. Psychological Benefits

Detox also offers mental health benefits. 

Toxins can affect the functions of our brain. 

When you have too much crap in your system, you tend to feel tired and sluggish.

Detox can help you be more energetic and alert. 

Read how food affects your mood here.


5 Best Drinks To Detox Your Body


How do you detox at home?


1. Water

The easiest, most economical, and often taken for granted detox drink is one we access and use every day...

Water!

Drink eight glasses of water per day to eliminate toxins.

Listen to your body. You'll know if you feel dehydrated or you've had too much water.

Sometimes water alone is not enough. 

This is when you infuse it with fruits like lemon.

Best Drinks To Detox Your Body: Water

2. Lemon Water

Boost the power of water as a detox drink by adding lemon to it. 

Lemon contains high amounts of d-limonene which can assist in the breakdown of the toxins. 

It also has citric acid that improves the absorption of aluminum hydroxide. This helps fight off toxins in your system.

How to make lemon water:

    1. Press and roll the lemon on the counter or on a cutting board. This makes it easy to squeeze.
    2. Squeeze one lemon in 8 oz of room temperature water. According to nutritionist Wendy Leonard, room-temperature water aids nutrient absorption and utilization.
Best Drinks To Detox Your Body: Lemon water

3. Tea

Tea is one of the most popular drinks for detox. 

It's widely used around the globe and has been around for centuries.


How can tea help you detox and lose weight?

Teas contain catechins and some have caffeine that helps boost metabolism and burn fat.

What are the best teas for detox?

  • Green tea
  • Oolong tea
  • Hibiscus tea
  • Dandelion tea
  • White tea
  • Citron tea
  • Chamomile tea
  • Rose tea
  • Turmeric tea
Detox Your Body with tea

4. Green Juice or Smoothie

Not everyone likes their vegetables. But you NEED them if you want to flush out toxins from your body. 

Vegetables are rich in fiber.

This works like a broom that sweeps toxins or waste materials out of your digestive system.

What veggies can you put in your green smoothie?

  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Parsley
  • Lettuce
  • Celery
  • Bok Choy
To add a little sweetness, mix it with fruits like cucumber, apple, or lemon juice.

Detox Your Body with green smoothie

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

ACV is fast becoming a popular detox drink. 

It can soothe digestive tissues, minimize water retention, and curb the appetite.

How to do an apple cider vinegar detox

    1. Add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of warm water. 
    2. Optional: add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, maple syrup, or stevia sugar to make the drink more palatable.

When is the best time to drink apple cider vinegar?

Drink your apple cider vinegar first thing in the morning or right before eating. It's advisable to drink ACV with an empty stomach because it helps in breaking down food.

It also helps you feel fuller faster.

NEVER drink pure apple cider vinegar. It's an acid so it can damage your esophagus and harm your stomach.

Detox Your Body with ACV

How do you cleanse your body from harmful substances? 

Try adding these 5 best drinks for detox to your list. Your body will thank you later.


About the Author:

Emily is the founder of BodyShape101.com. It's where she and her associates talk about exercise, fitness, and yoga. Their aim is to help people like you be at your healthiest. BodyShape101 talks about exercise & fitness tips. She is a mother of one who tries to find a balance between her passion and her biggest joy in life.

Edited by About Life and Love


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  1. Great tips and a very helpful post! x

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  2. I prefer plain water, of course a dash of lemon juice will be heavenly. But still, I don't overdo it with detox. Anything over done will have other implications on our body.

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