Common DIY detox water drinks for weight loss and cleansing – Part 1

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Detoxification or cleansing is as important as removing makeup before going to sleep every night. For a healthy body and mind, you need to get rid of all the toxins in your body. A detox drink not only flushes out toxins but also gives your body the nutrition it needs without bloating you up.

One of the major reasons we gain weight and lose our glow is because we carelessly brush off the importance of detoxification. Pollution, eating out, stress at work, too much of alcohol, not getting proper sleep, etc. contribute to weight gain as well as unhealthy skin.

Our simple and easy to prepare juices and smoothies will help rejuvenate your mind, body, and skin. I assure you, losing weight and getting glowing skin was never this easy before!

Detox Drinks For Weight Loss

Green Tea And Lemon

Detox Drinks - Green Tea And Lemon

The goodness of green tea is well known. It helps you lose weight and look fresh. A detox drink of green tea and lemon is what you need to start your day with.

What You Need
  • Water
  • 1 green tea bag
  • 1/4th lemon
How To Prepare
  1.  Boil a cup of water and put a green tea bag in it.
  2. Add the juice of the lemon.
  3. Drink it while it is still hot.
Benefits
  • Green tea boosts your immunity. It is a good source of catechins, a type of antioxidants. Antioxidants scavenge the free radicals, thereby slowing down ageing and preventing the proliferation of cancer cells.
  • Lemon helps in cutting down the extra body fat by helping in mobilizing bile from the liver to the small intestine.

Avocado, Cucumber, And Flaxseeds

A healthy smoothie in the morning, right after your run, will make you feel re-energized and rehydrated. Avocado, cucumber, and flaxseeds put together in a smoothie make the perfect energy booster. Since it is very filling, you will not feel hungry for a long time.

What You Need
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cucumber
  • A few flaxseeds
  • A pinch of salt
How To Prepare
  1. Cut the avocado in half, take the seed out, and scoop out the creamy part.
  2. Slice a cucumber.
  3. Toss the avocado, cucumber, and flaxseeds into the blender.
  4. Add a pinch of salt and spin it till you get a smooth, creamy texture.
  5. Let it cool in the fridge for a while. You can also add ice cubes to it.
Benefits
  • Avocados are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and fibre. They provide alpha and beta-carotenes to the body.
  • Cucumber helps to flush out toxins and rehydrates the cells.
  • Flaxseeds have a high polyphenol antioxidant content that helps to detoxify the body. It also aids weight loss, helps prevent cardiovascular diseases, and decreases insulin resistance.

3. Slimming Detox Water

Detox Drinks - Slimming Detox Water

This detox water will make you feel thoroughly refreshed. The cucumber and grapes work together to create magic.

What You Need
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 lime
  • A handful of green grapes
  • Mint leaves
  • Black pepper
How To Prepare
  1. Slice the cucumber and toss the cucumber slices and grapes in the food processor.
  2. Throw in some roughly chopped mint leaves.
  3. Add the juice of half a lime. Give it a spin.
  4. Add pepper and ice cubes before drinking.
Benefits
  • Grapes are great when it comes to fighting dehydration and controlling blood sugar levels. They help to regulate insulin and increase insulin sensitivity and also slow down aging.
  • Pepper improves digestion and is a good source of vitamin E.
  • Cucumber flushes out toxins and rehydrates your cells.
  • Lime is very helpful in regulating digestion. It helps with gastritis, heartburn, and constipation.

4. Honey, Lemon, And Ginger

What You Need
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 inch ginger root
  • 1 glass warm water
How To Prepare

1. Heat a glass of water. Do not boil it.
2. Use a mortar and pestle to crush the ginger root.
3. Add the lemon juice, crushed ginger, and honey to the glass of warm water.
4. Drink it while it is still warm.

Benefits
  • Honey contains a myriad of vitamins and minerals such as calcium, copper, potassium, magnesium, manganese, and zinc. It helps in metabolizing cholesterol and fatty acids. Honey has a good glycemic index and promotes better digestion.
  • Ginger is used in many food recipes and is a good source of antioxidants. It has anti-inflammatory properties and soothes the gastrointestinal tract.

Burn Fat Detox Water

Detox Drinks - Burn Fat Detox Water
What You Need
  • Green apple
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey
  • Water
How To Prepare
  1. Slice a green apple and toss it into a jar.
  2. Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, one tablespoon of ground cinnamon, one tablespoon of honey, and a liter of water.
  3. Keep it in the fridge overnight.
  4. Your drink is ready.
Benefits
  • Apple cider vinegar boosts your immunity by lowering blood cholesterol. It regulates insulin, has anti-inflammatory properties, controls blood pressure fluctuation, and also aids weight loss.
  • Honey is rich in vitamins and minerals such as calcium, copper, potassium, magnesium, manganese, and zinc. It metabolizes cholesterol and fatty acids and promotes digestion.
  • Cinnamon has antioxidant, anti-clotting, and antimicrobial properties. It also controls the blood sugar levels, improves brain function, protects against heart disease, and has a warming effect on the body.

Lemony Lemonade

What You Need
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 oranges
  • 1/2 inch ginger
How To Prepare

1. Squeeze the juice of the lemon in a glass.
2. Squeeze out the juice of two oranges and add it to the lemon juice.
3. Crush half an inch of ginger root and make it into a paste.
4. Add the ginger paste to the juices.
5. Stir well before drinking.

Benefits
  • Lemon helps you get rid of extra body fat since it mobilizes the flow of bile from the liver to the small intestine.
  • Oranges are full of vitamin C and fibre. This makes them an excellent source of antioxidants. They also lower blood cholesterol levels, prevent kidney stone formation, reduce the risk of ulcers and stomach and lung cancers, and protect against rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Ginger is used in many food recipes and is a good source of antioxidants. It has anti-inflammatory properties and soothes the gastrointestinal tract.

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