Every day we work hard and most of us feel energy drained by mid-day, needing some sort of energy boost. For a quick pick-me-up,we turn to sugar which does more harm than good Sluggishness and even bloated feeling during the day can be the result of excess toxins in the body. Detox drinks help to naturally reduce inflammation, boost energy, support digestion, cleanse the liver and promote healthy skin.
Let’s check out drinks that we can make easily to detox the body everyday without any side-effects:
- Watermelon/Cucumber, lemon/lime, mint leaves, and water. Watermelon helps the body flush out toxins because it contains the organic compound citrulline, an amino acid that help the liver and kidneys filter and get rid of ammonia. Lemon or lime juice helps stimulate and regulate the digestive track , stimulates bile production, and thins out bile, which allows it to flow more freely. Mint leaves help you digest more effectively, improving the flow of bile from the liver, to the gallbladder, to the small intestine, where it breaks down dietary fats. Mint also helps relax cramped up stomach muscles.
- Cruciferous vegetables & leafy greens: This group includes a lot of veggie superheroes, and is why you see so many “green” detox drinks or smoothies.
- Grapefruit: High in antioxidants and vitamin C, grapefruit or grapefruit juice also aids the liver in flushing carcinogens and possibly pesticides out of the body.
“Good Food is Good Mood.” Raw Juice Guru