A human body takes in a despicable amount of toxins from water and food, air pollution, drugs and stress. Unless, of course, you live on a remote island away from industrial plants and stress factors with a chance to eat ripe papaya right from the tree. In this case, you’re all set. As for the rest of us, especially big city dwellers, a regular removal of toxins and impurities from the body is something worth thinking about.
Regular body cleanse with the help of detox drinks which you can make at home using natural ingredients is not only a healthy process but a pleasant one as well.
Here are a few recipes of DIY (‘do-it-yourself) detoxification drinks to get you started:
Liver is a key player that partakes in a great number of vital processes inside our body: it filters blood, neutralizes toxins and harmful chemicals, synthesizes hormones and turns food to energy. It also aids digestion and proper functioning of the immune system.And this is an example of an easy-to-cook cleansing smoothie for a healthy liver:
- 1 middle-sized beetroot
- 1 small tangerine
- Half an apple
- 3-4 fresh or frozen strawberries
- 1 glass of water
All you have to do is mix all the ingredients together.
Known for its multiple benefits and cleansing qualities, beetroot has the power to reduce inflammation of any kind. As well as it is considered the number one food for a healthy liver. But if you’re not a fan, you can always mix it up a little by adding other superfoods that are also good for the liver: carrot, cabbage, citrus fruit, garlic, olive oil, sesame seeds, asparagus, broccoli, berries, celery, green tea, spinach, artichoke.
Oxygen uses lungs as a doorway to get to our blood and then to all organs. And in a nutshell, this is how we live and breathe. So, keeping the lungs clean and tidy is big. Unfortunately, these days even non-smokers don’t get a one-way ticket to lungs health. Just like any other organ, lungs react to stress and absorb toxins from the outside world.That’s why lungs cleansing is essential, and there is one way to do it:
- Add freshly squeezed grapefruit or orange juice to breakfast
- Drink a smoothie made of mixed together carrots, celery, spinach, parsley and kelp with lunch
- A detox tea: rose hips, ginger, mint will be terrific before dinner
- Last but not least: enjoy a glass of pressed pure cranberry juice before going to bed
Repeat this combination for 3 days straight.
Other ingredients which are also great for the lungs: carrots, rose hips, onion, garlic, beetroot, broccoli, olive oil, howthorn, kelp, leafy green vegetables, pineapple, oregano.
The two cute bean-shaped organs may not seem like much because they are small and funny looking. But, of course, they’ve most certainly earned their place on a par with other vital organs for being super industrious. They work round the clock filtering toxins out of the blood protecting it from infection.To repay the favor and prevent kidney stones try this healthy and delicious smoothie:
- A cupful of cranberries
- 1 celery stalk
- 1 apple
- 1 pear
- 1 cucumber
- A handful of spinach
Blend the ingredients together and drink up!
Other superfoods to boost your kidney health: radish, carrot, garlic, parsley, lemon, cauliflower, blueberries, chia seeds, asparagus.
Colon is the ultimate exit for toxins we accumulate throughout the day. With its help they are flushed out of the body for good. If we don’t take good care of the colon, the toxins get stuck inside causing bloating, diarrhea, constipation and gas, which may turn into chronic conditions.
To function like clockwork our colon needs hydration and plenty of nutrients. And this smoothie has the whole package:
- 1 tbsp of ground flaxseed
- Half a ripe pineapple
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cucumber
- 1 apple
- 1 grapefruit
- 1 celery stalk
Give the ingredients a stir and enjoy!
Also great for the colon: cucumber, pineapple, celery, grapefruit, lemon, watermelon, spinach, papaya, grapes, strawberry, mango, almond, kiwi, quinoa.
There is no need to radically change the diet for a period of cleanse. However, it’s still better to cut down on inflammatory foods, like fried, fatty and sugary foods, while doing cleansing to enhance the effect. Also you need to prepare that you will lose some weight during the period of cleanse.
Try using fresh ingredients where possible, although frozen foods are not out of the question. You can choose your favorite fruits and veggies, berries and herbs from the lists above, balance out the sweet and sour taste to find your perfect match. No matter what combination you decide to try, you will still get a delicious way to keep your fundamental organs and entire body healthy and well.