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5 Detox Drinks That Will Help You Lose Weight And Feel Energized

Here is a hard truth to swallow. No matter how strong your body is, the truth of the matter is it could always use some help from the right kinds of food. Another, fact that is hard to face is that our bodies (no matter how well taken care of) produce harmful toxins.

What follows below will explain how you can make your very own detox drink that not only helps to flush out toxins in the body but also aids weight loss.

Lemon Water

It is no surprise that lemon water topes this list for detox water. Lemon juice is a natural source of ascorbic acid, which helps naturally, cleans the body of toxins. Not only is lemon juice full of full of ascorbic acid it is also an excellent source for vitamin C.

Lemon water is cheap and easy to prepare. All you need is 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, cayenne pepper, 2 teaspoons of maple syrup, and water.

Instructions

Mix together 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, a pinch of cayenne pepper, and 2-3 tea spoons of maple syrup.  Once this base mixture is complete add about 8 ounces of purified water to the mix. Chill this mixture in the fridge for at least one hour for best results.

Other health benefits of lemon water include: preventing kidney stones, soothes a sore throat, helps in weight loss, fights skin irritation and aids digestion.

Vegetable Detox Drink

Much like the lemon water detox drink vegetable detox drink is an excellent way to help boost your body’s natural detoxifying power.

Vegetable detox drink mainly consists of leafy greens, which are known for their effective natural cleansing of the digestive system.  The leafy greens that help make up this drink are also essential for any weight lose plane.

This detox drink can be customized to meet your personal taste however a key ingredient in this drink is leafy greens such as spinach or kale.

Here is a recipe by Natalia Rose, the author of The Raw Food Detox Diet: The Five-Step Plan for Vibrant Health and Maximum Weight Loss, which you can base your personal vegetable detox drink off of.

Recipe

  • 3 carrots
  • ½ a cup of cabbage
  • ⅓ a cup of onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Chopped parsley
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 beets
  • 1 turnip
  • A bunch of spinach
  • 3 kale leaves
  • Mix all the ingredients with water and blend.

Cranberry Juice

Cranberry juice is a perfect all natural detoxing drink. It is packed full of vitamin C, manganese, and antioxidants. Cranberries are a very low calorie fruit. A cup of cranberries contains only 25 calories.

To prepare this detox drink, simply mix one part of cranberry juice with four parts of water. Add a teaspoon of organic honey if you wish to sweeten the drink. Cranberries benefits include decreasing blood pressure, boosting the immune system, and aiding in cancer prevention.

With these 3 fat burning detoxifying drink recipes you are sure to lose weight and feel far more energized.

Original source

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Originally published on Healthy Holistic Living



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