Whenever you are detoxing, it is important to make sure that you give your body the nutrients it really needs.
It means that your digestive system gets the respite it really needs from having to break down and digest the food and, it means that your body is getting what it really needs.
Here, we give you just five of the detox drinks or juices which give you the nutrients you need and will help you during the cleansing and weight-loss process.
1. Go Green
Many people don’t like the idea of eating their greens. So, why not juice them instead?
This means that you won’t have to chew them, just drink and you will get all the benefits of your greens in mere seconds.
- Simply take a 10-inch piece of cucumber
- a handful of spinach
- one stick of celery
- two apples and a lemon and juice.
The lemon not only makes it taste better but also has lots of antiseptic properties and is full of vitamins.
The cucumber and spinach means you are getting phytonutrients together with hydration.
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Simple warm water with freshly squeezed lemon is the perfect drink first thing in the morning.
- warm water
- freshly squeezed lemon
It helps the digestive system and makes the process of eliminating waste from the body that much easier.
It can help with any stomach problems such as constipation and diarrhea by helping with bowel functions.
On top of that lemons contain nutrients such as calcium, potassium and vitamin C.
Beetroots not only contain fibre manganese and potassium but they are an excellent source of folic acid too.
The greens on the beetroot shouldn’t go to waste either and can be enjoyed in a similar way to spinach as they are rich in calcium, iron and vitamins A and C.
- 1 cucumber
- 1 beetroot
- 2 sticks of celery
- 3 carrots
- 1 red apple
- an inch of ginger
Why not try this great beetroot, cucumber and ginger juice from Deliciously Ella.
The use of coconut in both cooking and as a beauty regime has become more and more popular in recent times.
Classed as a superfood, people are spreading the oil on toast and using it to cook as well as an effective moisturiser.
It has a unique combination of fatty acids and it’s health benefits include fat loss, can improve your blood cholesterol levels and could lower the risk of heart disease.
- 1 cup (250 ml) coconut milk
- 1 cup (250 ml) water
- 2-3 tsp honey
- 1 tbsp fresh turmeric, grated
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
- pinch of freshly ground black pepper
It is popular as a drink in both water and milk form. Why not try this great recipe for Spiced Golden Coconut Milk over on Reboot with Joe.
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These fruits may look small but they pack a powerful punch.
Containing antioxidants which help to neutralise free radicals linked to cancer, cardiovascular disease and other age-related issues, they are a tasty way to stay healthy.
- ¼ medium red cabbage, sliced
- 1 large cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 large apple, cut into eighths
- Ice cubes (optional)
They are also low in fat, contain lots of fibre and contain vitamin C. Have a look at this great recipe for Blueberry-Cabbage Juice from Eating Well.
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