Tasty detox drinks can be created by adding carefully selected fruits, vegetables and herbs to water. Each one has specific components that aid detoxification while helping to boost the immune system and prevent chronic disease.
The are numerous ones to choose from including:
Watermelon helps hydrate the body
It fights inflammation and free radical damage while providing vitamin A and vitamin B, both known for having anti-ageing properties. It also provides potassium and magnesium, which are important for detoxification and managing blood flow and hydration levels in the body.
Cucumber isn’t just cool
It provides impressive benefits when it comes to fighting free radical damage and inflammation. Cucumber also contains some powerful polyphenol compounds, which can help slowing down our ageing process caused by oxidative stress. The cucumber is a diuretic; it stimulates urination, flushes out toxins and prevents water retention.
Lemon is multi talented
It contains ascorbic acid, which helps to detoxify the body. Lemon also aids digestion, keeps your skin glowing and provides vitamin C, which stimulates white blood cell production and boosts immune system function.
Grapefruit tastes and smells great
Did you know that just smelling the aroma of grapefruit affects your autonomic nerves, fat metabolism and appetite? The enzyme found in grapefruit, AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), aids sugar metabolism and therefore supports weight loss. AMPK is generally activated during exercise to help muscles utilise stored sugar and fat for energy. Grapefruit like lemon is rich in vitamin C and boosts the immune system.
Raspberries are special little berries
They contain ketones, natural chemicals that are thought to help weight loss fast. Raspberries are also high in vitamin C and B vitamins. They promote skin healthy and naturally slow ageing.
Strawberries are more than tasty treats
They are full of anti-inflammatory antioxidants and anti-ageing flavonoids that may lower the risk for chronic diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease.
So when you choose fruits and vegetables for the Detox Drinks you make it’s good to know you’re doing more than just keeping your taste buds happy!
Watch out for Tip 4, it’s all about the Best Herbs and Vinegar to use in Detox Drinks
Tip 1 Detox Drinks – Spring to Life with our 5 Tip Series
Tip 2 Detox Drinks – Health Benefits
Tip 3 Detox Drinks – Best Fruit and Veg to Use
Tip 4 Detox Drinks – The Best Fresh Herbs to Use
Tip 5 Detox Drinks – Great Recipe Suggestions
Written for you by the Ondol practitioners