You’ve probably heard of detox a lot lately, and probably from some Instagram model or the other advertising for slim tea and such. So why should you even bother with detox tea or any other such concoction? Simple: they have a variety of health benefits which include:
- Reduced Inflammation of the digestive system
- Cleanses the Liver and removes toxins from the body, boosting the immune system
- Makes your skin healthier and brighter
- Boosts your energy and your metabolism, leading to weight loss
It makes sense that some detox beverages don’t work for others, so here are 10 detox drinks you can easily fix for yourself at home, depending on your taste and comfort.
- Watermelon Detox Water
Watermelon hydrates your body like crazy, is low in calories and is an antioxidant. Its properties may prevent osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and hypertension.
Watermelon, 1 sliced Cucumber and 1/3 Mint (optional), Jug of water
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Chop a cup full of watermelon and cucumber, and add to a large jug of water. You may add a couple of mint leaves for freshness and taste, which can sooth an upset stomach and act as a antioxidant .Store in the fridge overnight and draw from your fountain of your youth (the jug) whenever you’re thirsty!
- Flat Tummy Water (Cucumber, Ginger and Lemon Detox)
This particular detox is infused with ingredients that specifically target weight loss. Lemon contains pectin, a type of fiber which makes you feel full for a longer period of time. Cucumbers clean out your entire urinary system and your liver, meaning more water is retained and every toxin flushed out.
1 tbsp grated Ginger, 1/3 cups mint leaves, 1 sliced Lemon and 1 sliced cucumber
Infuse the fruits in the jug and let the mixture settle overnight in the fridge. Drink continuously during the day for seven days.
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- Apple Cider Vinegar Morning Detox
This is a pretty useful drink that can cure even a nasty hangover if made properly. Drinking apple cider vinegar increases metabolism and speeds up weight loss. It helps balance your body’s pH and promotes cardiovascular stimulation.
2 tbsp ACV, 2 tbsp lemonjuice, 1 tbsp raw honey, Glass of hot water, 1 tbsp cayenne (optional)
Simply mix all the ingredients together in a glass of warm or hot water and take it as a morning beverage.
- Orange and Blueberry/Strawberry/Raspberry Detox Mix
This one goes without saying: it’s a natural juice without the processed sh* from factories. You even get to drink actual water, too! Oranges are rich in Vitamin C which generally boosts your immune system and makes your skin healthier. Berries are also filled with Vitamins A, B and C and reduce inflammation, naturally slow aging and balance ph levels in your body.
1 sliced orange, 200 grams of berries of your choice, 1 glass of water
There’s two ways to consume this: the first method simply involves mixing everything together as it is; the second method requires you squeeze the berries, mix into the water and add the orange slices. Happy drinking!
- Dr Oz Swimsuit Slimdown Drink
The last one is always a banger! This particular drink is the ultimate magic potion to help you on your weight loss journey – but mind you, it’s not every one’s cup of tea. All the ingredients in Dr Oz’s potion are all weight trimmers and boost your immunity considerably.
1 cup of either grapefruit, orange or pineapple juice, 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar, 1tsp of honey,
Has to be taken before every meal to ease with digestion. Take it continuously for about a week.