Why Detox? Benefits of Some Drinks
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Due to heavy workload, we substantially need energy support. We mostly fulfil this need with sugar. However, sugar does more harm than good. Unfortunately, many people are not aware that toxins in our bodies make us feel terrible. Detox drinks, however, decrease the inflammation naturally, cleanse the liver and help us have a healthier skin.
As it is very easy to prepare detox drinks at home, you don’t need a doctor to detox your body. What you need are vegetables, fruit and some herbs. While getting vitamins and minerals thanks to these drinks, you support your body during detoxification process.
People usually associate “detox” with being hungry but it goes far beyond this.
We live in a world surrounded by too much dirt, preservatives, heavy metals, pesticides and chemicals that cause cancer. All these toxic substances penetrate into tissues and cells in our bodies. It is well known that these toxins cause cancer and metabolic and mental disorders. Detox drinks help us remove the toxins from our bodies before they become a problem.
Here are the signs that depict we have a lot of toxins in our bodies:
- Pain and Ache
- Abdominal fat
- Skin Problems
- Desire to binge
- Low energy
- Mood changes
The Top 5 benefits of Detox Drinks
Remove Toxins From The Body
Factors that cause environmental pollution accumulate in our tissues, which effects not only our immune system but also our mood and metabolism. In an article published in 2000 in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, how 7-day detox for heavy metals affected health was researched. It was found that the ability of liver for detoxification increased 23%.
When the liver is cleansed and digestive system is at ease, inflammations that cause diseases significantly decrease. Some foods; such as watermelon, cucumber, blackberry and ginger, decrease the level of inflammation in your digestive system.
Help Weight Loss
Detox drinks support your metabolism and boost your energy and thus make you feel refreshed. Fruit like grapefruits have special enzymes that help the body use sugar better, which makes it possible to lose weight.
In an article published in Journal of Chiropractic Medicine in 2013, the effects of 21-day detox programme was studied. 7 participants were allowed to eat limitless fruit and vegetables, either fresh or frozen, and drink 1.8 litres water each day. Complex carbohydrates and protein mixtures were not restricted in their diet.
It was seen at the end of the detox that participants had lost weight and had better fat profiles. Their total cholesterol level was also lower.
Improve Skin Health
When toxins are removed from the body, aging subsides and thus skin becomes healthier. When our skins are congested with chemicals and dirt, wrinkles, dryness and signs of aging emerge immediately.
Eating fruit and vegetables boosts the metabolic mechanisms of skin and makes it brighter. In most of the detox drinks, vitamin C is included, which slows down the aging process and forms new tissues, which accelerates the epithelizing.
Increase Energy and Mental Awareness
Ingredients in detox drinks are highly effective in decreasing the inflammation, cleansing the liver and boosting the energy level naturally. When toxins don’t weigh too much in your body, you wil feel much more energetic. Your mind will be clearer and mood changes will come to an end.