Do you experience regular stomach upset, irritation or discomfort, bloating, dehydration, crankiness, mood swings, fatigue, low energy, body aches, digestive issues, cold? Or you’re craving sugar unnecessarily and urinating more often? Then you’re due for a detox!
A good detox aids in cleansing your system, improving digestion, and relieving stress.
You should not only detox when you feel like shedding some weight. When you detox, you get rid of internal junk; this helps clear your skin and gives you a more radiant glow. It relaxes your senses and helps you feel refreshed, energized and all-round lighter within.
You don’t have to always break the bank to get rid of unwanted calories, junk, bloating or to cleanse your system when you need a detox. There are a number of accessible ingredients (fruits and vegetables) you can use regularly for your homemade detox and you’ll be just fine.
Below are 5 quick and easy recipes for homemade detox you should definitely try:
Water is known to be effective for cleansing the system, aiding digestion, weight loss and clear skin. How much more when you add natural ingredients that provide the right nutrients to give you all the cleansing you need?
Water, Lemon, lime, ginger slices, orange, cucumber.
Slice and add all the ingredients into a jar, leave to steep for about 30 minutes and your detox is ready.
Apple Cider Vinegar Detox
Apple cider vinegar is known as a natural laxative which improves digestion, reduces belly fat, lowers cholesterol and improves satiety.
Apple cider vinegar can also be used in salad dressing, meat and vegetable marinades, green juice and many more ways.
Ingredients: Apple cider vinegar, water, honey, lemon juice, ginger, cinnamon.
Directions: Mix all the ingredients in a jar and you’re good to go.
Coconut Water, Lemon & Mint Detox
Coconut water is nutritious and has antioxidant properties. It may have benefits against diabetes and kidney stone, reduce blood pressure and improve heart health.
Ingredients: Coconut water, mint leaves, honey, lemon.
Directions: Empty coconut water in a jar, chop coconut meat and add to coconut water.
Add mint, honey, lemon juice and garnish with some lemon slices. Your detox is ready.
Orange, Carrot, Ginger Detox
Orange is known for producing collagen a protein that heals wounds and gives smoother skin. While carrot maintains sugar level, lowers diabetes risk and strengthens the bone. This detox boosts your immune system and helps your body fight germs, especially when infused with ginger and turmeric, which helps relief aching bones.
Ingredients: Carrot, lemon juice, crushed ginger, raw turmeric, orange.
Directions: Juice orange and carrot separately.
Add orange and carrot juice with turmeric and ginger to a blender and blend.
Add lemon juice, sieve and serve.
Cucumber Mint Detox
Mint is widely known for relieving upset stomach, improving the flow of bile and aiding digestion. It is also perfect for hot weathers and is more nourishing when combined with cucumber which is a rich antioxidant.
Ingredients: Cucumber, mint leaves, lemon juice, lemon slices, water.
Directions: Peel and blend cucumber with mint leaves and water.
Sieve, add lemon juice and more water if necessary.
Garnish with lemon slices, mint leaves and ice cubes. Your detox is ready to serve.
We also recommend honey, lemon and ginger tea as a perfect way to begin the day with the right energy boost. This healthy easy-to-make tea is also known for treating cold, sore throat and has enough benefit to give you the daily cleansing you need.
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