5 easy-to-fix detox drinks to get you over the Bank Holiday slump
We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and for those looking to keep healthy, you don’t want that morning cup of coffee ruining the hard work of prepping a fresh, nutritious breakfast.
A hectic weekend (especially the Bank Holiday) can leave you feeling bloated, tired and lacking your usual energetic self.
From bloated tummies, to swapping your caffeine and sugar hits for a refreshing hot sup, we’ve rounded up five drinks that’ll keep your tummy healthy and put you back on the path to success.
Dandelions are a great source of vitamin A, potassium, iron and calcium. A natural diuretic, dandelion detox tea will eliminate bodily toxins through the liver and kidneys.
For the best results, add 2 teaspoons of crushes dandelion leaves to a cup of boiling water and allow it to brew for 10 minutes.
*Warning – definitely does NOT taste like your morning cup of tea…
Well known for detoxing and promoting a healthy liver, milk thistle helps lower cholesterol levels and has shown signs of helping reduce the growth of cancer cells in breast, cervical, and prostate cancers.
Crush 1 tbsp. of milk thistle seeds in a mortar. Add to 3 cups of water and boil. Steep for about 20 min and strain. Drink 1 cup 30 min before meals in the morning, afternoon and evening, as well as just before going to bed.
The Rainbow Veggie Juice
If you’re a fan of juicing, this recipe is sure to keep your tummy healthy while giving you a fuller feeling.
The juice line-up lends itself to the name – with red tomatoes and peppers, orange for carrots yellow for lemons and green from celery, parsley and kale and blueberries for blue. As well as being packed with anti-oxidants, you’ll get one of your five a day before the rush of the morning commute!
Hot Water With Lemon Slices
As well as being rich in vitamin C, lemons boast strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers! Hot water and lemon can be used to aid weight loss, ease digestion and cleanse the liver.
Lemons also contain many substances–notably citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene–that promote immunity and fight infection.
Slice a lemon into wedges and add to boiling water for a citrus, early-morning cleanse.
We all know green tea is good for us, but did you know it’s richer in antioxidants than white, black, and oolong teas, even though they all come from the same plant?
The caffeine in green tea also means this drink flushes out toxins and waste, which helps to alleviate bloating by counteracting water retention. Drink three to four cups a day for a healthy balanced start to the day.