Do you feel like your body needs a cleanse? Spring is just around the corner and there’s no better time than now to give your body a fresh start! Clear out all of the toxins and fill your body with fresh nutrients that will help you lose weight, gain energy and feel healthier everyday.
Not sure what beverages boast the most benefits? Don’t worry, we’ve taken the time to compile this list to help. Below, you will find 10 effective drinks that will detoxify your body and leave you feeling fresh and healthy.
1. Fresh Pineapple Juice
The enzymes found in pineapples provide you with many benefits. They break down protein, flush out toxins from the intestinal tract and give you a boost of Vitamins C and B1.
2. Peppermint Tea
Peppermint tea is known for its calming effect. Not only does it strengthen the nerves but it also helps with indigestion, nausea and gas. Oh, and did we mention it also restores balance of the colon and promotes healing? A cup of this tea once a day will work wonders on your body.
3. Raw Cabbage Juice
Sure, it doesn’t sound the most enticing but this beverage is an excellent source of Vitamin C and contains considerable amounts of amino acids (which boast anti-inflammatory benefits). A glass of this juice will go a long way in preventing ulcers, cancer and colon problems.
4. Fresh Apple Juice
Fresh apple juice is a delicious way to replenish your body with the nutrients it needs to feel healthy. This particular juice is high in antioxidants and nutrients that flush out the liver and kidneys. If you’ve had a long weekend of partying, your body may be in dire need of a glass of apple juice.
5. Lemon Water
This is the easiest (not to mention cost-effective) detox beverage available. Lemons are considered a super fruit because of their many health benefits. These benefits include (but are not limited to) cleansing the blood stream, neutralizing the system and detoxifying your body. Drinking a glass of lemon water when you wake up and before you go to bed will give your body the boost it needs to feel healthy again.
6. Aloe Vera Juice
You’ve probably read about the health benefits of aloe vera, but did you know it comes in juice form as well? This pulpy, sweet juice may be a little hard to swallow at first but the health benefits you’ll receive from just one glass make it totally worth it. This juice will restore balance of the colon and promote healing by reducing inflammation.
7. Ginger Tea
Ginger tea, much like peppermint tea, calms and soothes the body and mind. It also facilitates detoxing via perspiration while soothing stomach irritation. One cup of this tea every night will help you de-stress from a long day and keep your body clean and healthy.
8. Fresh Papaya Juice
Similar to pineapple juice, papaya juice aids in digestion. It also boosts your intake of essential vitamins and flushes out toxins from your body. If you’ve grown tired of pineapple juice (or are simply looking to mix things up) try sipping back a glass of this tropical juice a couple times a week.
9. Fresh Carrot Juice
A glass of fresh carrot juice might not sound like the most appetizing beverage but its countless health benefits have made this one of the most popular detox drinks. This drink is incredibly high in Vitamin A, antioxidants and minerals and is known to treat intestinal parasites, constipation and digestive problems. It doesn’t get any better than that!
10. Fresh Beet Juice
Similar to carrot juice and aloe vera juice, beet juice doesn’t exactly scream delicious. However, drinking this detoxifying beverage a few times a week will help to heal your liver, balance cholesterol and lower blood pressure. Make your juice with roots and greens to take advantage of all the health benefits this beverage has to offer.
(via Active Beat)