The purpose of a detox is to remove toxic substances from the body, mainly from the liver. A proper detox can aid in various ways, from weight loss to clearer skin. My go-to each morning is warm water with lime or lemon (whichever is available) and, other than the alkalizing properties, I can feel the diuretic effects almost instantly. A proper detox can help with inflammatory issues, skin problems, and mood changes. Here are incredible detox ingredients that work miracles.
Lemon: Lemon water makes for a powerful detox drink; lemon juice helps to cleanse and alkalise the body. Add one thinly sliced lemon to a large pitcher, or squeeze fresh lemon juice into your glass.It improves digestion, supports your immune system, cures bad breath, brightens skin, and aids weight loss.
Ginger: The spicy root helps cleanse out your body.Ginger is packed with vitamins and combats important health problems, such as acid reflux, along with lowering the risk of heart problems. Boil or steam some chopped ginger in hot water or simply throw a spoon of powdered ginger root in a tall glass for a spicy energy boost and thorough cleanse.
Cucumber: Cucumbers are one of the most hydrating vegetables because they’re mostly made up of water. Many detox programs include cucumbers on them for this very reason, and adding them to your water pulls out their minerals so you’re getting an added benefit.Cucumbers are excellent for rehydration, and cucumber also contains anti-inflammatory properties.
Watermelon: Watermelon helps the body flush out toxins because it contains the organic compound citrulline, which is an amino acid that has been shown to help the liver and kidneys filter and get rid of ammonia.
Ammonia comes in external forms, but is also a by-product of the proteins our bodies are burning up constantly for energy, and it’s quite damaging to our cells. Watermelon may also just give the liver an overall boost.
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