Detoxing gives your body an opportunity to take a break from the drawn out process of breaking down mass amounts of food, while still providing you the nutrients you need to stay healthy. So, dare to detox with any of these 10 tasty drink options.
For starters the Matcha green tea in this recipe is the highest quality green tea available, and further a staple of Japanese culture. Just one cup of Matcha green tea provides you 5 times the average amount of antioxidants any other food can deliver your body. Of all the antioxidants within Matcha green tea, the EGCg is the most infamous and is widely and highly regarded for its cancer fighting properties. Scientists have concluded that Matcha green tea contains upwards of 100 times the average amount of EGCg than any other tea available on the market. Outside the extensive added benefits provided by the green tea, you’re left with a delectable and tropical-tasting beverage.
The simplicity is the beauty of this recipe. With this “dream water” you’re simply soaking water overnight with fruits and vegetables, so the water retains some their nutrients.
his recipe brings together two of the most powerful and antioxidant rich members of the “healthy foods” community: pomegranate and kale. The pomegranate in this recipe cuts your blood pressure (or keeps it at a healthy level), and also inhibits abnormal platelet aggregation that could play hand in a heart attack or stroke. Then there’s that good ‘ol green stuff, the kale; kale’s among the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, and it contains 206% of your recommended daily Vitamin A, as well as 684% of your Vitamin K. Vitamin K plays a key role in protecting your heart and in lowering cancer risk.
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The turmeric in this detox drink recipe has the Midas touch for helping your liver break down toxic chemicals, and it’s also a metabolism boosting spice! The lemon juice and cayenne pepper work together to add some heat to the drink, making this a beverage to be enjoyed in small and well-calculated sips.
Grapefruit enjoyed alone is already an effective detoxifying ingredient, but when you start adding in healthy ingredients like avocado, it only gets better. The avocado brings with it healthy fats and a rich supply of potassium. If the drink tastes a bit harsh on the tongue, we recommend you consider adding in some maple syrup to sweeten it up a bit.
The blueberries carry the show on this one, with their renowned antioxidant richness. But it doesn’t stop there; the cranberry juice is also effective at encouraging your body to detox, and can even be used as a supplement to treat urinary tract infection. What’s more is the banana comes in to provide your body some extra fiber and potassium!
It had us at “love your liver.” This is after all, the grand quest to detox your body, which starts with your liver more often than not! The beets do more than provide an eye-catching color to this drink; they’re a natural sexual stimulant, a proven effective liver cleanser, and they contain betaine, a substance used to treat depression.
This recipe’s great for those days you find yourself a bit rushed, without the time to whip up an extravagant smoothie. The ginger provides full-body healing properties, while the honey and lemon work off each other to provide a tasty sweet and sour combo.
Lemonade must have the most impressive slate of variations on the planet; this green lemonade combines kale and lettuce among a few other ingredients to make it a nutrient-dense detox drink.
This detox beverage not only includes cranberries and their renowned astringent properties, but it also calls for the addition of some turmeric—a spice that’s a metabolism booster!
This article was republished with permission from Fitness Republic.
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