There are several pollutants in the environment such as carcinogenic chemicals, pesticides and industrial wastes, which you are being exposed to every day. Did you know, it affects your health to a great degree? These toxins damage your internal organs, metabolism, immune system, mental health and lead to chronic illnesses. Cancers, heart diseases, neurological problems and what not – these toxins are responsible for the deterioration of your over-all health.
However, there are several detoxifying techniques which can help flush out those accumulated toxins from our cells. Diet, exercise, yoga, fasting and many more – if you search for detoxification techniques, you will find loads of information on the internet. But no other technique is as simple as making vegetable juices. Yes! Just drinking juices of some veggies will do the cleansing from inside out. Well, all you need is a nice, easy-to-use juicer and some vegetables. If you don’t have a juicer, consider buying it now. It will minimize your effort and make juicing even more enjoyable.
Here are five simple recipes of detox juice that you can make from kitchen ingredients. And these are not expensive at all! So, just have a look!
1) The Pink Beetroot Juice:
- 1 whole Beetroot
- 1 pear
- 2 inches of Ginger
- 1.5 cups of Pineapple
Beetroot is great for eliminating toxins from the body and has also been effective for liver problems. This juice is truly delicious with a beautiful pink hue that is caused by the Betalain stored in the Beetroots. Pineapple and apple also provide a boost to your digestive system with a large amount of fibers. Lastly, there’s garlic which aides blood circulation, boosts immunity and gives the juice a tangy flavor.
2) Immunity Boosting Juice with Carrots:
- 4 whole Carrots
- 1 head of Celery
- 1 bunch of Dill
- 1 Lemon
- 1 Apple
Carrots, as we know, are loaded with Vitamin A while the other fruits like apple and lemon are rich sources of vitamin C which is a powerful anti-oxidant. Dill is an essential herb rich in vitamins A and C and other minerals like magnesium, iron and manganese. This herb is also a great source of Calcium which is essential for stronger bones. While these ingredients boost the immune system, Celery does the gentle detoxification. Isn’t it a perfect detox juice?
3) Increase Your Metabolism With Turmeric Juice:
- 1 ounce of Turmeric, juiced
- 1 cup of Coconut water
- 1 inch of Ginger
- Half peeled Lemon
This juice is a little unusual from the others. Turmeric is a spice used mainly across the East for cooking and there are multiple benefits of this herb. This juice recipe can warm you up and increase your metabolic rate that will also help you lose weight. Celery and Cucumber will keep you hydrated and cleanse your body slowly and gently. Coconut water is great for hydrating your cells and also provides sweet taste to the juice. Use a juicer and mix all the ingredients to get a tangy smoothie.
This juice might taste a little strong because of the turmeric. You can decrease its amount and slowly add up as you get habituated with the taste with time.
4) Simple Juice for Glowing Skin:
- 1 cucumber
- Half, peeled lemon
- 1 apple
- A handful of basil leaves
This is the simplest of all the other juices and what it does to the skin is nothing short of a magic. Cucumbers are rich in minerals and have super-hydrating effect on the skin which helps eliminate harmful toxins. Juice a cucumber with its peel on so that you get all the goodness of silica, potassium and magnesium.
Lime, on the other hand, restores the pH balance and apples add its anti-aging properties to the juice. As we know, basil leaves have anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties that make it a must have in the juice.
5) Anti-Oxidant Boosting Juice:
- 3 cups of water melons
- 1 inch of ginger
- Quartered and unpeeled lime
- Half Stalk of lemongrass
With water melon as the main ingredient of this juice, it is loaded with free-radical fighting anti-oxidants and hydrating properties. Watermelon also lends deliciousness to the juice. Ginger aides in digestion and boosts your immune system while lime gives it an added zest.
The half stalk of Lemongrass is great for the anemic as it is rich in iron. Not only that, this sweet herb also adds taste to the juice and detoxifies the body naturally. Add lemongrass to your juice and your digestive system will thank you.
Are you thinking how to juice lemongrass as it is a little hard? Well, there are multiple types of juicers you can find in the market which can perfectly do the job. You can also buy juicers online.
The Best Time To Drink Detoxifying Juices:
Studies have shown that the best time to have detox juices is the morning hours and these are best consumed on an empty stomach. Thus, the fruits and vegetables are easily digested without the interference of any other food.
After drinking the detox juice, wait for ten minutes and then eat other foods. You can also drink juices in the afternoon but morning is the best time as our digestive system works best during the first hours of the day.