When making Detox Drinks it’s a good idea to include fresh herbs because they are powerful detoxifying agents.
Did you know that mint has one of the highest antioxidant capacities of any food? It’s the perfect ingredient for detox drinks because it invigorates the senses while soothing an upset stomach or indigestion. Mint improves the flow of bile through the stomach and speeds up the digestion process, helping to detoxify the body. It also has antimicrobial properties and can be used to support oral health.
Its beneficial properties come from gingerols, the oily resin from the root that acts as a highly potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Ginger serves as an effective digestive aid and natural remedy for nausea. It is frequently used in Chinese herbal formulas as an important medicinal ingredient.
This herb is part of the mint family and has anti-inflammatory properties. Rosemary works by enhancing the body’s bile flow, which is essential for fat metabolism and detoxification. Rosemary boosts nutrient absorption and helps to reverse or prevent toxic overload.
Dandelion greens increase urine production and serve as a natural laxative. Dandelion aids digestion by maintaining the proper flow of bile and cleansing the liver. It provides a rich source of vitamin C, which helps with mineral absorption and reduction of inflammation. Dandelion also helps for loss of appetite, upset stomach, intestinal gas and gallstones.
Apple Cider Vinegar (acv)
This type of vinegar has a range of benefits when it is raw, unfiltered, and with the mother, which is the dark, cloudy substance in the jar. It increases metabolism and speeds up weight loss due to an organic acid called acetic acid. It also supports digestive function with its enzymes and probiotics and reduces acid reflux naturally. Vinegar is naturally acidic and will therefore lower the ph in the stomach. Additionally, it helps control candida overgrowth, a known cause of low stomach acid.
When you think about the amazing health benefits we can get from fresh herbs, it’s easy to see why they make such great ingredients for Detox Drinks.
Watch out for Tip 5, it’s all about our Natural Detox Drink Recipe Suggestions
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
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