There are countless recipes for detox drinks and they all do work if you Drink them. Many people start drinking these drinks and expect miraculous results in the first day. In order to experience the benefits, you have to stick to drinking this drink for at least a few days without making excuses – if you go to work you can put it in a water bottle and easily carry it around.
Here’s the simple recipe for my favorite detox drink:
- 10 oz. Water
- 1 tbsp. Honey
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1/4 tsp. Turmeric
How It Works
The reason why detox drinks work well is partly because of the continuous intake of antioxidants. If you were to eat a meal with a high antioxidant content, the oxidants don’t stick around for very long and are rapidly excreted by your kidneys. Green tea antioxidants work for an hour or two and so do most other water-soluble antioxidants. When you consume them continuously in a drink however, the effects are much more renounced and you start to feel the benefits of the detox.
This detox drink works very well, because of the cleansing power of honey, mixed with the acidity of lemon juice and it’s vitamin c content. Turmeric rapidly removes toxins from the Liver and some cultures even use it as a hangover remedy, as it cleanses all the toxins that are created as by produces of alcohol breakdown.
Do Cleanses Help With Weight Loss?
Having toxins in your liver is a major reason why your body stores visceral fat. Also called Belly Fat, this type of fat is not used by your body for energy and wreaks havoc on your health. Diabetes is strongly linked to the presence of visceral fat. It increases the risk of developing heart disease and cancer and is almost impossible to get rid of through exercise. Having belly fat also makes it more difficult for your body to burn subcutaneous fat.
For some people who have a lot of toxic buildup in their liver, a proper cleanse can be the trigger that enables their body to completely get rid of all the unnecessarily stored fat, which is the majority of it.
Your liver stores glucose, cleanses your blood and regulates serotonin. Serotonin is the main neurotransmitter and low levels to it cause clinical depression. Serotonin is regulated by the liver and produced in the intestines. Toxic buildup prevents that and shuts down serotonin production, making you feel sluggish, tired and depressed. Toxins also clog up your liver to prevent it’s basic metabolic functions that enable it to burn fat. As a result, it turns most of the glucose that goes through it in triglycerides, that are then stored in fat cells.