Detoxing with various beverages is a great way to help give your body the nutrients it’s really craving, and can give your digestive system a break from having to break down and digest food. The liver is the most important detoxifying organ in the body, so it only makes sense to drink fruits and vegetables to help it function at its best. Here is a list of detox drink recipes that can be incorporated into any detox program you’re following, or just enjoyed for their health benefits.
Matcha Mango Pineapple Smoothie – The matcha in the title means that you’re getting the real deal green tea that is used in Japanese tea ceremonies. Talk about a big boost of antioxidants, this smoothie can’t help but be green because of the tea. The pineapple is a nice touch, and the mango really lends a hand with additional vitamins and nutrients that are tough to find in other fruit choices. You’re left with a tropical-tasting blast of antioxidants that will be of great help to your body.
Pomegranate Pineapple Lemon Juice – Pomegranate is surging and popularity recently, and it’s not surprising to see why. It’s a great detox food, containing more antioxidants than green tea. Green tea has pretty much set the benchmark as far as antioxidants go, so this is pretty impressive. There’s also pineapple in this, so you’re going to get some sweetness and the extra vitamins it contains. The lemon will help rev up your metabolism, and balance out the sweet flavors.
Losing weight is a difficult, not to mention long, process. Some people engage in diet regimens, go to gyms and some just starve themselves but to no avail. Shedding the extra pounds need just the right amount of exercise, balanced diet, determination and effort in order for it to work. But there are also times when you need to get rid of the damaging toxins, free radicals and substances in your body in order to burn fats effectively and boost your metabolism. This process is called detoxification or in other term, cleansing.
Detoxification helps in removing the toxins brought by processed and inorganic foods from our body. With this, losing weight and burning fats can be done in a safe and natural way. However, before switching to detox diet, you need to make sure that you are healthy and your body can handle it. Otherwise, your efforts will be wasted. There are detox drinks for weight loss that you can easily make in the comforts of your own home. What more can you ask for? They’re cheap and 100% natural.
Here are seven detox drinks you can try:
Tea is drunk by most people every day. It is a natural detoxifying agent that helps in eliminating toxins from the body. Not all forms of tea are effective for weight loss. Only few such as dandelion tea, peppermint tea, ginger tea and green tea are especially effective if you want to lose weight. Drink as much as three to five cups a day for best results.
2. Salt Water Cleanse
Before starting your detox process, try cleansing your digestive tract with the salt water cleanse in order to prepare your body for detoxification and weight loss. Infuse 1 quart of lukewarm water with 1 to 2 tablespoons of sea salt. Stir until it dissolves, drink and relax. Make sure you do this at home where you can go to the comfort room anytime as it can be quickly dispelled from the body.
Obesity is one of the most dreaded lifestyle ailments today and is spreading like an epidemic all across the world. Owing to slavery to the taste buds and lethargic living conditions, being obese and overweight is affecting all age groups and either sex. The main problem with weight gain is that not only does it affect the confidence and mental stability of the obese person (making him easy target to mockery), overweight and obesity lays foundation of many other serious diseases. No doubt, weight loss is much sought after by one and all.
Weight Loss in Ayurvedic Dosha Types
According to Ayurveda philosophy, Kapha type of individual (having more of water and earth in their constitution) is more likely to gain weight easily. Although, the Vata types having more of air and ether, would generally be skinny and devoid of much fat. The fire types or Pitta dosha personalities who are generally gifted with proportional body weight, could be gaining weight just in case they lose their balance.
In the case of weight gain or obesity, it is believed that the Kapha dosha gets accumulated which further slows down the fat metabolism and leads to the disease of obesity. Therefore, Ayurveda believes that of the three basic dosha types, those people who have more of Kaha dosha in their system generally have a low BMR and gain weight easily. Thus, for weight loss, the Kapha types need to be more strict and careful with themselves both in the terms of diet intake and undertaking exercise routine.
We all know bloating feels uncomfortable and we’re not so excited about the way it looks either..so what can be done about the tummy, fingers, ankles and more that seem to gain two or more clothing sizes overnight? The good news? It’s only temporary!
These 5 simple tips can help flatten your stomach starting today:
Salt is a beneficial and necessary component of healthy living. However, if you are eating an excess of salt, you will retain water and that can lead to an imbalance of salt and water in the body and that is synonymous with your ‘not-so-favorite’ five letter word: Bloat. If you are eating processed foods such as frozen dinners, fast foods, snacks etc, you are most likely taking in excess sodium. Salting all of your food is another indication you are taking in too much sodium. Stored carbohydrates hold three times the water that protein does, so if you are eating an excess of pasta, cereals etc,, next time reduce the amount of carbs and add more protein in its place.