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Detox Drinks and Their Impact

We’ve all been there: you slip up, and a cheat meal turns into a cheat weekend, and it seems to happen more often than you’d like. To get back on the right track, your body needs to recover. With that in mind, today, we’ll discuss detox drinks and their impact.

Detox drinks have been dubbed “miracle water,” as they supposedly work wonders. They cleanse the body, boost metabolism, lose weight, deflate belly bloat, help deal with varicose veins, moisturize skin, and make you feel years younger. Is there any truth to this? Scroll down to find out.

Detox Drinks and Their Impact

Let’s immediately address the validity of this widespread belief. Although we do believe in the power of food, unfortunately, detox drinks do not guarantee success on their own. Just as you won’t lose weight long-term by swallowing pills, detoxing, in medical terms, is nonsense — a marketing ploy to make you part with your money.

That is not to say that almost every food, herb, flower, or plant, does not have an active ingredient that provides therapeutic and pharmacological activity. However, when talking about our body, it is our liver that is responsible for toxin disposal, and it is liver that we need to take good care of.

If you tend to eat bad food and then go on a smoothie diet for a few days, you won’t lose any long-term weight or successfully cleanse your body. There are no shortcuts on the road to wellness.

A healthy and balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables coupled with physical activity is the key. The secret is to avoid consuming toxins altogether rather than searching for ways to get rid of them.

With that said, you can help your liver out. Although this cucumber, lemon, and ginger detox drink will not work miracles, it will quench thirst and provide your body with vitamins and minerals. It may prove to be a lovely alternative to plain water; because it doesn’t feature any added sugar, you don’t have to worry about extra calories undoing all your hard work.

Cucumber, Lemon, and Ginger Detox Drink

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups (1 liter) still or sparkling water
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 lemons
  • 2-inch piece of ginger
  • elderberry syrup to taste

Instructions:

  1. Peel ginger.
  2. Squeeze the juice from the lemons and strain it. Reserve a couple of lemon slices for garnish.
  3. Cut the cucumber into slices and pound ginger.
  4. Pop the ginger in a carafe, add water, cucumber slices, lemon juice, and elderberry syrup; stir.

We hope that you’ve found this article useful and it encouraged you to consider making better choices for your health. Keep well-hydrated and healthy!

Valerie

I am an English major with a love of languages and fiction, and with an incurable travel bug. In my free time, I read fantasy, drink copious amounts of coffee, and like to go see movies. Culinary art means everything to me. My main hypostasis is the taster, though. The music school has taught me to appreciate the symphony of airy meringues, to create harmonious overtures of light snacks, hard rock of meat, fish, and vegetables on the grill. Choir classes have accustomed me to hear and feel the people nearby and create perfect harmonies of sounds.

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