Rich menus in carbohydrates and fat are almost inevitable, usually during the holidays. But as soon as the holidays are over, we end up with a lot of toxins circulating in the body, which affects not only our health but also our appearance. Here is a simple and effective detox recipe!
What are the “toxins” and what is their effect on our body?
Toxins are poisonous substances that can come from the outside but also from inside our bodies. Those produced by our body are the result of several factors: stress, which has a disruptive effect on the functioning of our body, poor digestion caused by fermentation of eaten food, etc.
Outside toxins include all subjects absorbed every day by our body through food products: pesticides in fruits and vegetables, preservatives, dyes, etc. There are also chemicals that comes from cosmetics and hygiene products that enter the body through the skin, as well as detergents and cleaning products we inhale; not to mention all the pollutants that surround us in our homes (furniture and wall paints, dust), office pollution (copiers and printers dust ), cars (gases).
The combination of all these harmful substances has a high impact on our body. That is why we are seeing a number of increasingly high cases of cancer, allergies, unexplained weight gain, depression, lack of concentration and many other ailments.
To avoid this, a regular body detox is necessary. Fortunately for us, natural medicine is great regarding the cleansing of our body.
The recipe we propose below is extremely beneficial since it acts on two levels: it eliminates toxins from our body and purifies it the while stimulating the fat-burning mode to speed up weight loss.
- 1 cup tomato juice
- Juice of half a lemon
- 2 teaspoons grated ginger
- Chilli powder
- 2 stalks celery
Mix all ingredients, except the celery. Use tall glasses to serve and celery to decorate. Drink this drink and eat the celery, and for better effect, take 3 glasses of this natural detoxifier, daily, between each meal.
This drink should be kept refrigerated.
Rich in antioxidants, fiber, vitamin C and water, the tomato is a very important health ally. It strengthens our immune system and helps fight against many diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and hypertension. It also contains anti-toxic elements that, as their name suggests, eliminate toxins and waste from our bodies, and dissolve the bad fats. It also has many benefits on our skin, it tones and moisturizes the skin but also protects against aging.
In addition to its many benefits, such as the fight against flu and nausea, lemon promotes bile production which stimulates the liver function, promoting fat breakdown and disposal.
This root that gives flavor to our food, but not just that it is full of blessings. It has an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. It is also known for its ability to aid digestion and stimulate liver work; it is also responsible for the purification and detoxification of our body. However, ginger is not recommended for pregnant women, people suffering from blood diseases and diabetics.
With its spicy taste and its antioxidants properties, chilli promotes weight loss because it helps the body to burn fat, reduces appetite and inhibits the cravings for sweet cravings.
Its high content of vitamins K, B6 and C, potassium and sodium gives it the reputation of being a very effective slimming ally. It is also very beneficial to the kidneys, and allows people suffering from fatigue or overwork to regain their energy and vitality. And also is famous for its aphrodisiac effect!