5 Detox Drinks for Ultimate Bridal Fitness and Health
Initially, when we were bombarded with the words- quinoa, flax seeds, oats, vegetable smoothies, it all seemed like Greek and Latin to us. Terms like cleansing, detox, Keto diets, etc, weren’t part of our vocabulary. However, the trends have changed, and people have soon come to realise that paying close to attention to health isn’t a fad, but rather a necessity.
Detoxing has taken the basic fitness routine by storm and is a must-have especially for those who live in urban areas- a relatively more toxic environment. Detoxing in simple terms is allowing the vital organs of our body to cleanse themselves. The popularity of Detox drinks has gained momentum owing to the properties they possess which help in curtailing problems like gas, bloating, constipation, nausea, skin issues, headaches, weight gain, slow metabolism, and most importantly, removing toxins from the body.
As a to-be-bride, along with getting rid of these problems, you would also want something which helps enhance your hair and skin. The solution to this is detox drinks! And what’s best? You can make them with basic ingredients which can be found in your home kitchen.
Here are some highly effective, easy-to-make, and tasty detox drinks you must start consuming at least 3 months before you tie the knot:
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Benefits: Lemons are ultimate detoxifiers that help in flushing out toxins from your body. Lemon is excellent for keeping your body hydrated and helps in weight loss. Cucumbers are a storehouse of essential nutrients- Vitamin A, B1, B6, C, and D. These are good for reducing headaches, getting rid of hangovers, and helping in hair growth in the long run. Mint contains menthol which acts as a cooling and refreshing agent in the drink.
Ingredients: Water, lemon, cucumber, and mint.
How to make: Take one big pitcher of water. Take one lemon and cut it into two halves- squeeze one half into the pitcher and cut the other half into thin slices and them to the pitcher. Now, take a medium-sized cucumber and cut into thin slices and add it to the pitcher. Add the mint leaves and allow the water to cool for 1-3 hours in the fridge.
TIP: You could also have warm water with few drops of lime juice every morning for detoxing.
2.Strawberry and Lemon drink
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Benefits: Along with being super-duper delicious, this drink helps remove toxins from the body and aids a healthier complexion. It is great for hydration and ensures your skin and hair remain healthy.
Ingredients: Water, strawberries, lemon, and basil.
How to make: Take a pitcher of water (around 1 litre) and add 5 sliced strawberries, add 1 sliced lemon, and a few basil leaves. Now, add a few ice cubes and let it cool in the fridge for a minimum of 20 minutes.
TIP: The longer you allow the drink to remain in the fridge, the more the ingredients get well-infused into the drink.
3. Ginger Lemon Tea
Benefits: Every ingredient in this drink has its share of pros. Honey is antibacterial and acts as a cooling agent. Ginger helps in stimulating effective digestion and helps to release sweat which allows the toxins to be flushed out from the body. Lemon is a natural purifier and helps to cleanse the body.
Ingredients:1 teaspoon ginger (finely chopped), 3 cups water, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 tsp tea leaves for each cup.
How to make: Take the water in a pan and add the ginger to it before it boils. Just as it begins to boil add the tea leaves, honey and lemon juice.
TIP: You could add cinnamon or cardamom to the tea for better flavour.
4. Coconut Water
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In Hawaii coconut water is often referred to as, ‘dew from the heavens’, because of its naturally sweet taste and nutritional value. A natural source of electrolytes it is rich in calcium and Vitamin B. Not only does it help to keep the blood sugar levels in check, it is highly beneficial for skin and hair and overall detox of the body.
5. Pomegranate Juice
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A single glass of pomegranate juice has 40% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C. This juice is highly effective for better digestion and for reducing chances of chronic diseases in the long run. It helps in maintaining sugar levels. Moreover, it is a great pick for cleansing your body and keeping waste materials and chemicals away from the body.
Time to slurrrrrrp!