Detox is a process that helps the vital organs cleanse themselves.
It is believed to cleanse the digestive system and help the body eliminate waste products and various toxins absorbed from the air, soil, water, and food as well as toxic substances produced by the body itself.
Although, there’s little evidence that detox drinks remove toxins or flush fat from your body. Still, these fruit-infused beverages can be full of vitamins and essential micronutrients. They’re also a tasty way to stay hydrated!
The healthiest way to use these drinks is to include them in a diet already full of fresh fruits and veggies, healthy proteins, and fiber-rich foods. All of these things help support your body’s natural detoxification processes.
Orange carrot and ginger juice
Oranges are powerhouses of antioxidants and vitamin C. Carrots are loaded with beta-carotene and fibers aiding in weight loss and digestion Ginger is an age-old home remedy for digestion, bloating, and stomach cramps, and is packed with anti-inflammatory properties.
Do you need more convincing to prove that this is one of the best detox drinks to counter toxin intake and related problems?
Watermelon mint detox water
Wanna slim down, lower your blood pressure, and reduce your BMI (body mass index)? Science says eating fresh watermelon might help. Add in mint’s reputation as a digestive aid, and you’ve got a detox buddy for your weight loss efforts.
Whip up this tasty drink by infusing water, watermelon, mint, lemon, and ginger for a few hours (or overnight). The result is a super-hydrating detox water that tastes like summertime.
Cleansing cucumber lemonade
The vitamin C in lemon will keep your immune system in fighting form, while cucumber will soothe inflammation. The result? You’re likely to feel truly refreshed, less swollen (if bloating was due to inflammation), and more hydrated.
This “detox” lemonade has a cool crispness thanks to the cucumber and a light sweetness from raw honey. Blend and strain a chopped cucumber, mix it with honey-melting warm water, then top with ice and fresh-squeezed lemon juice.
Glowing skin detox drink
Once again, hydration is key for healthy skin and this recipe is so simple: just a couple of spoonfuls of honey and a slice of lemon in a cup of hot water.
The steaming elixir won’t work miracles, but it will hydrate you, and promote good digestion and natural detoxification (thanks, lemon!).
Easy detox smoothie
This smoothie is brimming with vitamins and micronutrients because it’s full of fresh, whole foods. Nix the junky additives and food colorings and enjoy this “detox” smoothie that supports your body’s natural detoxification processes.
Lemon ginger detox drink
Ginger has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative properties, which basically means it’s great for soothing swollen joints, general swelling, and maybe warding off infections and disease.
Together with vitamin C-packed lemon, this drink could help you perk up and steel your immune system for the day ahead.
Tips for making homemade detox drinks:
Instead of buying a pack of weight loss detox tea, you can DIY a healthy detox drink at home that gives you legit health benefits.
Some tips to keep your sips in the healthy range:
- Use fresh fruits and veggies. Rather than reaching for a prepackaged powder or supplement, make your detox drinks with fresh, whole foods.
- Savor the flavor. If all you’re thinking about is flushing out last night’s cheesy nachos, pause. Take a deep breath. Your “detox drink” should be an enjoyable tool for healthy living, not a restrictive regimen.
- Don’t swap a meal for a drink. Whether you’re sipping infused water or a smoothie, remember that it’s a drink, not a meal!