Detoxing is commonly used to help people lose weight, treat skin problems, or even help with inflammatory issues. It does this by removing toxic substances from the body or, more specifically, the liver.
Many people like to add a little something to their water if they drink water at all. The following ingredients add a little extra to one’s morning water and help the body with its daily functions.
Give These 8 Detox Ingredients a Try!
According to Organic Facts:
“The health benefits of lemon include treatment of throat infections, indigestion, constipation, dental problems, fever, internal bleeding, rheumatism, burns, obesity, respiratory disorders, cholera and high blood pressure … it also benefits hair and skin.”
Squeeze half a lemon into a glass of water or add a couple of lemon slices. Lemon is acidic, so I suggest oil pulling before indulging.
Ginger has a bunch of health benefits — including treatment for nausea, digestive problems, and pain and inflammation. This is one powerful root!
You can either boil or steam some chopped organic ginger and drink it in water or if in a rush, add powdered ginger root to a glass of water. It might be a little spicy, but it will feel so good!
According to Dr. Axe, turmeric can help treat the following:
- Chronic inflammation and pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Skin problems and early aging
- It also improves brain function!
If you like, simply add turmeric powder to a glass of water. As with the ginger, it will be spicy, but oh so good!
4. Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper has many different components including antioxidants, and antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Simply sprinkle some cayenne pepper into your morning water or add some to a smoothie.
5. Green Tea
Green tea can reduce the risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol, protect against cancer, control blood sugar, reduce the chance of liver disease, and promote weight loss. (Source) Some believe it also increases brain function.
Drink green tea in the morning to take advantage of its many benefits.
6. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is antibacterial, lowers blood sugar, promotes weight loss, and protects the heart. (Source) When adding it to water, it is important not to add too much. 1 teaspoon for 8 ounces of water is plenty.
This detox ingredient can be a bit difficult for some to swallow. If it makes you feel ill, find something else to try.
7. Bentonite Clay
As one can see, bentonite clay is great for digestive issues, nourishing the body, and detoxing. Preparation of this ingredient is longer than others. One should let a tablespoon of bentonite clay soak in a glass of water overnight before drinking.
The benefits of chlorella include heavy metal detox, radiation detox, immune system support, weight loss, cancer prevention, blood sugar control, and cholesterol reduction. This amazing little superfood is rich in chlorophyll.
Start with just a little bit a chlorella in a glass of water and increase the amount slowly. Increasing the amount consumed too quickly could cause swelling of the face or tongue, sensitivity to sunlight, digestive upset, acne, fatigue, lethargy, headaches, vertigo, and shaking, so proceed with caution.