You are not supposed to forget that you need to hydrate a lot more when it is hot and especially during a heatwave.
Detox drinks will help you purify your body, hydrate it and avoid water retention. Moreover, if you follow a program of food rebalancing, these drinks will help your body to evacuate the waste and the fats which are accumulated there.
The principle of a detox drink will be to contain fibers that will help the elimination and others that will have a draining and laxative power. Finally, some of them will purify and detoxify the whole of our liver.
The fruits and herbs of these drinks will have different properties and will each bring their benefit. Here are 10 drinks to adopt.
- The tea
Hot or cold, with or without theine: tea is an excellent antioxidant, especially green tea! It helps to fight against free radicals that participate in the aging of our cells and therefore will help you keep your youth!
Hot or cold, a few cups are enough to benefit from its virtues and all this without calories (if unsweetened tea of course!)
Be careful though, because the theine present in tea is a very good excitant. It is therefore important to avoid consuming it after 4 pm so as not to turn into a werewolf!
- Beet juice
With its unappealing color, beet is not the most attractive vegetable but it has properties that should not be overlooked. Consumed raw, it is a treasure trove of nutrients. We like it especially for its content of vitamins B, vitamin C, and also in numerous trace elements. It is the revitalizing vegetable par excellence and very rich in fiber!
How to consume it in a smoothie? Mix it with a little celery, cucumber, carrot, and apple.
- Apple-Persley Smoothie
Parsley is an incredible source of vitamin C, so you can abuse it! To avoid eating only that (it could be a bit sickening), mix it with a fruit interesting for its fiber content like an apple.
- Lemon juice
Taken in the morning on an empty stomach, it will act on the secretion of bile and thus will help the liver to do its digestive work more easily. Lemon is a very good antioxidant and contains vitamin C. Its acidity may repel some, but mixed with warm water it will be easier to tolerate!
- Detox water
Trendy and very “Instagrammable”, these drinks will both allow you to hydrate in a fun way but also to give pep to the water sometimes boring. Add to your water some fruits to infuse, such as raspberries, blackberries, and herbs like mint or basil. You’ll get the perfect combo to refresh and drain your body throughout the day!
- Vegetable broths
Why not recycle the water you use to cook your vegetables?
How do you do it? Cook, without boiling, vegetables (leeks, onion, greens, carrots, a little thyme, depurative spices, a piece of ginger…), and add a marrow bone if you want your broth to be even tastier.
- Herbal teas
Alternate with your tea or after 4 pm, without theine, they will not have an exciting effect on your body. Prefer plants such as birch, dandelion, or hibiscus with strong draining and detoxifying power.
- Juice from cooking artichoke
Detox food par excellence, the artichoke is a very good drainer and diuretic. It stimulates the production of bile and facilitates the elimination of toxins. Its juice will be concentrated with its benefits and despite its rather strong taste, the effects which it gets will convince you!
- Detox cure
This is a fruit juice or smoothie to be taken over several days to detoxify your body. Made from fruits and/or vegetables, these juices are made in such a way as to optimize their benefits. Cold extracted and preserved at high pressure, these cures are 100% natural. The combination of different fruits and vegetables will surprise you!
Well yes! The most effective and easiest way to stay hydrated is to drink water, sparkling or still. Flavored or not, water contains all the minerals that are essential for your body to function properly.