If you’re tired of feeling sluggish, bloated, and exhausted, you may be experiencing toxic overload. By following a natural detoxification protocol, you may be able to cleanse your liver, eliminate toxins, improve your digestion, reduce inflammation and boost your energy.
One of the most popular ways to tackle the toxic load in the body is to drink a detox tea. The ingredients are easy to find, incredibly healthy for the body, and will provide you with a wide range of benefits. When your detox is complete, you will feel lighter, fresher, and will experience a mental clarity that you haven’t felt in a long time.
A detox tea can be made from many items from your local grocery store. For an added punch, you can incorporate some herbs that may be found at a health food store or online. You can choose from the ingredients below to concoct the best detox tea for you.
Dandelion – Dandelion greens are the ideal ingredient for detoxification as it is a natural laxative and increases urine output. It also cleanses the liver, improves digestion and reduces inflammation.
Mint – With its high antioxidant value, mint leaves are not only an excellent choice for a detox drink, but it also adds a refreshing flavor. As a digestive aid, mint speeds up the digestive process which also helps with detoxification.
Rosemary – Also a member of the mint family, rosemary provides excellent anti-inflammatory benefits, encourages bile flow, improves gut flora, and helps reverse toxic overload.
Ginger – Ginger’s warming action helps break down toxic accumulation in the organs. It’s also soothing to the digestive system and can reduce nausea, constipation, and bloating.
If you’re not sure which herbs to choose for your detox tea, you may use a blend. One recipe you can try is 1 teaspoon of dried dandelion, 1 teaspoon of dried mint, and a quarter to a half teaspoon of ginger (depending on your taste). Steep these ingredients in a cup of hot water for five minutes, then strain and drink.
You may want to add a natural sweetener to the tea or you can chill the tea and blend with other detoxifying ingredients to turn your hot detox tea into a cold glass of refreshing detox drink.
Some detoxifying ingredients that can add a tasty kick to your drink would be cucumbers, lemon, strawberries, raspberries or watermelon. Cucumber in particular is refreshing, hydrating, can reduce inflammation, and combats free radical damage. Their diuretic action will also help your body purge the toxins faster. This is why you often see cucumber water served at health spas.
You may also want to add some grapefruit as grapefruit has been demonstrated in research studies to boost metabolism, reduce appetite, and burn fat. Including grapefruit in your detox drink would aid your weight loss while also helping you detox.
Be sure that the ingredients you use in your tea are organic because using pesticide-laden herbs or foods would only add to your toxic load. You should also consume plenty of water whenever you are on a detox regimen, to help flush the toxins from your body.
By combining these healthy cleansing ingredients, you’ll be able to create the best detox tea that will help you reach your health goals.