The latest health trend these days lies in drinking homemade detox drinks to help shed the extra pounds and to detoxify the body from unnatural impurities. Because homemade detox drinks are all natural, organic and easy to use, people are flocking to them as a way to lose weight, detox the body and to get a kick start on living a healthier lifestyle. Here are several homemade detox drink recipes that can help you start on the road to a healthier you.
Lemon Honey Drink
Fresh lemon makes a great detoxifying drink both for weight loss and for general improved health. Combine freshly squeezed lemon juice with cayenne pepper and raw organic honey or organic maple syrup (light on the honey and syrup amounts as to not overdo sugar intake) and heat it up as you would a tea for a delicious detoxifying drink.
Cabbage contains lots of fiber and is a great detoxifier when made into a broth. Boil your cabbage, add several other vegetables such as carrots, peas and onions, and drink 4-6 glasses a day of the warm broth to help detoxify the body.
Combining organic cranberry juice with water (using a 50/50 mix ratio) and drinking 6-8 eight ounce glasses of the mixture a day is a great way to detox the body. Make sure to only use organic juice when doing juice detoxes. The chemicals and pesticides found in non-organic juices can hinder the detoxification process.
Cucumber and Lemon Drink
There’s little that’s so refreshing as a glass of cold water infused with fresh organic cucumber and fresh organic lemon. Drink 4 to 5 glasses a day of this detoxifying drink. You can use an infusion pitcher to store your cucumber and lemon water in, or simply place cucumber and lemon slices in your glass of water. It’s a good idea to let the cucumber and lemon sit in the water for an hour or so before you drink it in order to gain the maximum amount of nutrients from the drink.
Apple Cider Vinegar Drink
Apple cider vinegar has long been known to be a great detoxification ingredient. Combine raw, organic apple cider vinegar with raw organic honey and freshly squeezed lemon juice as a way to clean your body of toxins and impurities.
More Tips for Maximum Benefits While Detoxifying
Here are some other tips that will help you to get the best results as you work to detoxify your body and lose weight in the process:
- Keep eating to a minimum while detoxifying. When the body has to work to digest and process other foods during a detox, the detox will be less effective
- Eat only raw or lightly steamed organic vegetables and fruits while detoxing
- Get plenty of rest while detoxing – the extra sleep helps your body to maximize the detox process and heal faster
- Avoid nutritional supplements and over the counter medications when possible during a detox
- Consult your physician before beginning a detoxification program
By utilizing the above homemade detox drink recipes, you can make a detoxification program both effective and great tasting. Get a thorough check up from your family doctor and begin your detox program today.
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