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We’ve all had those days when we’ve binged on junk food for days at an end, not realising how much harm it causes to our bodies! And ladies, doing it once in a while is not a bad idea, but come festive season, this becomes more of a habit. Downing cocktail after cocktail, gorging on cheese-laden food, and OD-ing on creamy desserts sounds like a whole lot of fun, doesn’t it? In reality, your body is crying for help.
And even in case you eat homemade food, there are so many times we are exposed to heavy metals, pesticides and preservatives, and that causes so much toxicity in our bodies.
Now, if all this continues in the long run, you are most likely to suffer from several other issues, including constipation, nausea, bloating, and headaches. That’s why we think it is a great idea to embark on a detox diet.
As the name suggests, detox is all about cleansing your body and recharging it with nutrients. Scroll through social media, and you will find a string of influencers turning to fruit, vegetable and herbal detox drinks to flush out toxins from the body. And if you do this often, you might just end up with weight loss too!
Are you excited to find about some amazing detox drinks? We surely are!
Although sattu is called the ‘poor man’s protein’, it has several benefits for your health. Not only is it rich in nutrients, but it also boosts energy like no other! Rich in iron, manganese, and magnesium, and low on sodium—sattu also works as a cooling agent to keep the internal organs in good shape. It’s great for digestion controls cholesterol and also helps with weight loss.
100 gm sattu
¼ tsp cumin powder
1 green chilli, finely chopped
¼ tsp salt
200 ml water
1. Take sattu in a bowl, add a little water to it.
2. Make a smooth paste, with the help of a beater.
3. Pour the mixture in a glass and fill it with water.
4. Add salt, cumin powder, and some green chillies.
5. Mix it well, and drink chilled.
This detox drink is nothing like you’ve ever seen before! It contains apple, beetroot and carrot—all of which have a range of nutrients. You can follow the ABC Detox for one to three days, and trust us, you’ll see a great difference in your health. It helps the liver to remove fat-soluble toxins, kidney to eliminate water-soluble toxins, intestines to remove undigested toxins, and the skin will remove metabolic toxins.
1 medium-sized apple
2 medium-sized carrots
1 medium-sized beetroot
1. Peel beetroot and carrot. Chop them roughly.
2. Place chopped items along with ginger in a mixie.
3. Blend without water and strain through a metal strainer.
4. Again add 3/4 cup to 1 cup water and blend. Strain through a metal strainer.
5. Pour it in a glass, and sip on it.
This detox drink is all the goodness you need for your health. It combines jaggery, dry ginger and cardamom, and some other spices—now that sounds like something! This cooler is popular in south India and has often been associated with Ram Navami and Narasimha Jayanthi because that’s when it is served in homes in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
It is also believed that Panakam was used as an ORS, especially because of the high humidity in these regions. Whatever be the reason, jaggery is the star ingredient of this concoction, because it is loaded with electrolytes and raw carbohydrates. It also contains a range of minerals like iron and potassium, while ginger is full of antioxidants.
75 gms jaggery
150 ml water
½tsp cardamom powder
Juice of 3 lemons
Pinch of salt
5 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp nutmeg powder
1. Soak jaggery in the water till it melts completely
2. Filter the water to remove any particles
3. Add the lemon juice
4. Add the powders and stir well.
So ladies, try all these detox drinks and let your body feel more refreshed!