Major Benefits of Detox Drinks
When you hear the word “detox,” do you immediately think that it requires fasting? It’s really much simpler than that. Detox drinks can be made with ingredients you already have at home, like lemon, apple cider vinegar, cucumbers, and watermelon. There’s too much to go into when it comes to the advantages of ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) so you can check on that >>Here on this link <<. For now, keep reading to learn major benefits of detox drinks from the team at AbawiFit.
Every day we are exposed to environmental pollutants, preservatives, heavy metals, pesticides, and cancer-causing chemicals. We inhale, ingest or come into contact with these toxins and they get stored in the tissues and cells throughout our bodies. Many of these toxins have demonstrated harmful cancerous, reproductive, metabolic and mental health effects. Detox drinks help us to avoid toxic overload before it becomes a major health problem.
Having a toxic overload in your system is obviously not healthy. Here are some signs that may tell you that you have a toxic overload going on in your body.
aches and pains
5 Major Benefits of Detox Drinks
1. Remove Toxins from the Body (and Cleanse the Liver)
Environmental pollutants, pesticides, heavy metals, and chemicals are stored in our tissues and cells. This affects immune system function, our mood, metabolism and our ability to fight disease; in fact, symptoms of poor health in people free from diagnosed disease may also be related to toxin buildup.
2. Reduce Inflammation
When you cleanse the liver with a cleansing drink and give your digestion system a chance to rest by having detox drinks and smoothies instead of heavy meals, you are reducing disease-causing inflammation and swelling within the body. Some detox drink ingredients, like watermelon, cucumber, strawberries, and ginger help to reduce inflammation while easing your digestive system.
3. Aid Weight Loss
Detox drinks can boost your metabolism and energy levels, leaving you feeling fresh and light throughout the day! Some fruits, like benefit-rich grapefruit, even contain special enzymes that help the body to utilize sugar, thereby boosting the metabolism and aiding weight loss.
A recent study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine evaluated the effects of a 21-day detox program. Participants stuck to a diet that involved unlimited fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables and at least 64 ounces of water a day. They were also allowed to consume complex carbohydrates and protein shakes throughout the program.
As a result of the detox, the seven participants demonstrated short-term weight loss (an average of 11.7 pounds) and improvements in their lipid profiles. Total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels decreased.
4. Healthy Skin
By eliminating toxins from the body and reducing inflammation, detox drinks boost skin health and minimize the signs of aging. When the skin becomes clogged with pollutants and chemicals, it leads to wrinkles, dryness and other signs of aging.
Strengthening the skin’s metabolic mechanisms with fruits and vegetables enhances the luster of the skin. Many detox drink ingredients are often vitamin C foods, which can also help to naturally slow aging and heal wounds by forming new scar tissue.
5. Increased Energy and Mental Alertness
The ingredients of any detox drink will work together to reduce inflammation, cleanse the liver and boost energy levels naturally. Without the toxin overload weighing you down, you will feel lighter and refreshed as opposed to living with fatigue or mood swings.
Ingredients like lemon, rosemary and mint will rejuvenate the body and can even improve mental alertness. These powerful foods also help you to restore hydration, especially after exercise or a busy day.
Homemade Detox Drinks
Here are some of the AbawiFit team’s favorite detox drinks you can make at home (yay DIY detox)! These are pretty easy to make and are well worth the effort to see the major results of detoxing.
Ginger Tea Recipe
Veggie Smoothie (the good tasting kind)
Concoction # 3
Abawi Super Detox
AbawiFit is here to educate you on the benefits of healthy detoxification and more daily diet questions. Our team of online fitness trainers hopes you have a healthy and happy day!