So, wouldn’t you like to get rid of the “need” for sugars without all the extra stress and want? If only there was a way that didn’t make you feel terrible doing it. Well, there is, and in this article, I am going to give you five simple drinks you can take to detox your body and not crave all the sweets you have become so accustomed to. And the best part is, these drinks have natural sugars in them so you won’t feel so deprived!
Lemon has ascorbic acid, assisting in the cleansing process. Known also as the staple beverage of Stanley Burroughs’ Master Cleanse, this detox drink is easy to make. Mix 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup and 1/10 teaspoon of cayenne pepper in 8 ounces of purified water. Proponents of the Master Cleanse recommend you drink 6-8 glasses of this lemonade drink and eat nothing each day of your cleanse. Despite its popularity, nutritionists warn against the lack of essential nutrients in this drink.
GREEN DETOX DRINK
This vegetable detox drink is primarily green vegetables, providing an effective natural body cleanse of the digestive system. For this detox drink, you will need:
- 3 carrots
- 3 kale leaves
- 2 celery stalks
- 2 beets
- 1 turnip
- ½ bunch of spinach
- ½ cabbage
- ½ bunch of parsley
- ½ onion
- 2 garlic cloves
Mix all ingredients with water and purée in a blender.
DETOX DANDELION TEA
Dandelions are a great source of vitamin A, potassium, iron, and calcium and dandelion detox tea is a diuretic that will cut bodily toxins through your liver and kidneys. It’s suggested that brewing 6 tablespoons of 1-year-old dried dandelion root and 12 tablespoons of fresh dandelion leaves in 4 cups of purified, boiling water. Other recipes call for simply adding 2 teaspoons of crushed dandelion leaves to a cup of boiling water and allowing it to brew for about 10 minutes.
FRESH CRANBERRY JUICE
According to Mayo Clinic, there is some evidence to suggest that drinking cranberry juice may help prevent urinary tract infections and ulcers in healthy people. Cranberry juice also has vitamin C, manganese and antioxidants. Though not advocated by any authoritative body, cranberry juice has become a popular detox drink, and according to Mayo Clinic, two 16-oz. glasses of full-strength juice can be safely be consumed by healthy adults. To make this detox drink, dilute one part cranberry juice in four parts water. Then, add 1 tablespoon each of apple pectin and psyllium fiber to stimulate gentle intestinal elimination.
Because fruit is high in fiber and packed with essential vitamins and minerals, it’s a wonderful natural detox for the body. This recipe incorporates fruit, along with flax oil and lecithin, to give essential fatty acids while you detox. In your blender, combine:
- 8 oz. of orange juice
- 4 oz. of purified water
- ½ cup banana
- ½ cup strawberries
- ½ cup yogurt
- ½-inch slice of ginger
- 1 small garlic clove
- 1 tablespoon flax oil
- 1 tablespoon lecithin granules
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, if desired
- 1 tablespoon of protein powder or spirulina powder
Hopefully, you have found some helpful recipes in this article and this is could be the kickstart you need to start your Health & Wellness journey. At 180 Healthcare we strive to help people and companies Get Fit & Be Healthy as a way to not only help people live longer, more productive lives but to also help reduce the overall healthcare costs in the United States. If you would like more information simply click the link above.