Most of us have bad eating habits. We eat not because it is healthy for our body but because we love the taste. Water is healthy for our body, but instead of water, we are fond of drinking caffeinated and carbonated beverages. We want to get high, therefore we drink alcoholic drinks and also smoke. This kind of food habit is not only putting our health at risk but also we are introducing a lot of harmful substances and toxins inside us. Even if we try to eat and drink healthy foods and drinks, the food we eat contains a lot of harmful chemicals because our food is grown using chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Toxins get inside our bodies through these foods. We eat processed foods and drinks. These foods and drinks contain preservatives and preservatives also contain toxins. Toxins hamper our metabolism, energy levels, as well as bodily functions.
Here are some detox recipes that you can try to cleanse your body naturally.
Kale and Pomegranate Detox Drink
Mix two cups of pomegranate and some kale leaves in a food processor. Pour the content in a glass, add a few ice cubes, a pinch of black pepper, and salt. Your kale and pomegranate drink is ready.
Health benefits of kale and pomegranate drink
Kale has amino acids, high dietary fiber, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. Kale is beneficial in reducing cholesterol level from your blood. Studies have shown that kale is very useful in the prevention of various cancers like prostate cancer, bladder cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, and ovarian cancer. Kale is also associated with burning fat cells. Kale also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Pomegranate is a multi-vitamin fruit. Vitamin A, B, C, K are abundant in pomegranate. Pomegranate also contains protein, potassium, and fiber. Pomegranate also has abundant antioxidants. Pomegranate boosts immunity. If you are suffering from low blood pressure, pomegranate is very beneficial. Pomegranate is also useful in the prevention of diabetes, cancers, arthritis, cognitive disorders, and skin disease. Pomegranate is associated with boosting memory and improving the circulatory system.
Buttermilk Detox Drink
Add a glass of buttermilk, finely chopped 2-3 mint leaves and 2-3 coriander leaves, a cup of grated carrots, half teaspoon roasted cumin seed powder, and a pinch of salt in a jar. Stir well and drink.
Health benefits of buttermilk detox drink
Buttermilk is very beneficial in weight loss and the prevention of skin disease. It also improves digestion and sleep. Buttermilk also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Coriander Detox Drink
Coriander is a good source of various vitamins such as Vitamin A and K, and minerals like potassium and calcium. Coriander is good for digestion, diabetes, heart disease, and skin conditions. Coriander is also beneficial in menstrual disorder and vision impairment. Add a handful of coriander and a cup of water and blend well. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
Cumin Seeds for Body Detox
If you have tried Indian foods, you might find it interesting that Indians like to prepare their dishes with cumin seeds. Cumin seed is rich in iron, which helps in maintaining hemoglobin levels. Cumin seeds improve digestion. Cumin seeds also have cancer-fighting properties. You can add cumin seeds in powder or paste form in your salad, drinks, or even vegetables.
Papaya and Apple Cider Vinegar
Add three tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and three crushed black peppercorns in three cups of papaya and blend the mixture. Toss 2-3 mint leaves and a couple of ice cubes in a glass and then pour the blended mixture.
Health benefits of papaya and apple cider vinegar smoothie
Apple cider vinegar is very useful for those who have high cholesterol level. Apple cider vinegar also regulates insulin. It is very beneficial in regulating blood pressure and losing weight.
Papaya has a compound called papain, which is a digestive enzyme. Papaya is very beneficial in constipation. Papaya is also useful in the smooth functioning of the cardiovascular system. Papaya is said to combat colon cancer.
Black pepper has a high level of vitamin E. It is also beneficial in digestion.
Mint helps in weight loss, improves digestion, and cures various kind of skin problems.
Detox Recipes for Healthy Body
Green Tea with Lemon
Boil water and pour it in a cup. Dip a green tea bag and add half teaspoon lemon juice. If you want, add honey for taste.
Green tea has antioxidant properties. The antioxidants in green tea flush free radicals from the body which not only slows the aging process but also prevents the spreading of cancerous cells. Green tea also boosts immunity.
Vitamin C in lemon aids the bile juice from the liver to move into the small intestine. This leads to the breaking down of fat cells and flushing them out from the body.
Honey, Lemon and Ginger Drink
Add a half teaspoon of lemon juice, one teaspoon of ginger juice (or grated ginger), and 1 tablespoon of honey in a glass of warm water and stir well.
Honey is multi-vitamin food. It also contains minerals like zinc, magnesium, potassium, calcium etc. Honey is very beneficial in metabolizing fatty acids and cholesterol. It also helps indigestion.
Ginger is a source of antioxidants, it also has anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger is good for those who are battling diabetes and heart diseases.