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10 detox drinks to kick start 2016 with

The end of the year party season can be filled with too many indulgences in the finer things of life and why not, there always is a New Year resolution of a fitter you to fall back on. However this time make it something you can stick to. Usher in 2016 with these brilliant detox drinks that help greatly in flushing out the toxins lurking in your body.
Start your day with these detox drinks and nourish yourself inside out – one glass at a time.

  1. Cleanse from within with this Wheat Grass Punch -
    Wheatgrass juice has a powerful ability to fight tumors without the usual toxicity of chemical drugs. The active compounds found in grass juice cleanse blood, neutralizes and digest toxins in body cells. It also helps keep away many problems like ulcerative colitis, cancers, diabetes, obesity, skin problems, and high blood pressure.
     
  2. Beat the alcohol hangover with this mixed vegetable and fruit juice- 
    Carrots, beetroots and apples blended together with fresh mint and a hint of ginger gives you a juice that really tasty and very rich in antioxidants. Minimal fat content, high fibre and vitamin C rich ingredients that help in cleansing the liver - makes this juice a perfect antidote to a night of hard partying.
     
  3. Lemon Grass Spa Drink – to detoxify and rehydrate -
    Lemon grass is diuretic in nature which benefits greatly in removing toxins from the body and maintaining good digestive health. It also keeps your immune system strong because of its high vitamin C content. This recipe calls for club soda but using lemon juice instead will give greater detoxifying results.
     
  4. Loaded antioxidants - Kale Smoothie -
    Internationally a favourite super food, kale is very rich in fibre, vitamin C and potassium, it helps in digestion and relieving constipation. Apples add more fibre, while bananas add sweetness and enough energy to get you up and about the next day.
     
  5. Keep colds, flus and infections at bay with this gajar ki kanji -
    This traditional Indian winter drink has been around for ages and for all the right reasons. Try this recipe with a healthier twist of beetroots and amla. Together, these 3 ingredients are a great source of fibre, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and anti-oxidants which eventually contribute to glowing skin, good hair and a strong immune system.
     
  6. Fig Banana and Honey Smoothie for Instant energy -
    Figs and banana are rich in fiber and potassium which keeps your blood pressure in control and ensures smooth muscle function needed for various processes in the body. While curd is a natural coolant and the probiotics in it help to cleanse the digestive system of toxins. If these aren’t reasons enough, the great taste of this one will totally get you.
     
  7. Lauki Juice every morning to burn holiday fat -
    Bottle gourd is known to be great for the liver, in relieving constipation and urinary tract infection effectively. Along with some roasted cumin seeds, tulsi or basil leaves, some fresh ginger and a good squeeze of lemon juice you can be rest assured of great looking skin and also plenty of weight loss.
     
  8. Suffering from heart burn? This dates jaljeera is the solution -
    The khatta meetha taste of this one is almost addictive and it doesn’t hurt that this drink is so healthy too. The high fibre content in dates prevents constipation while iron prevents anemia. They are also a great source of instant energy and help relieving heart burn. A squeeze of lemon adds to the vitamin C content of the diet requirement in a detox diet.
     
  9. Coconut Green Tea – nature’s own energy drink -
    Coconut water is rich in potassium; helps maintain normal blood pressure while coconut flesh adds the fibre content required in every detox recipe. An excellent source of anti-oxidants, green tea helps in reducing toxins from the body and detoxifies you from within. Plus it super easy to make!
     
  10. Chilled Orange Pomegranate and Celery Drink – detox can be delicious -
    Orange juice is extremely rich in Vitamin C which your body against various infections. It also helps in maintaining eye health as orange juice is also rich in Vitamin A. Celery aids in digestion and is almost negative in calories. Pomegranate has fibre, is anti-inflammatory and lowers risk of heart disease.

These detox drinks had regularly, preferably in the mornings along with a few positive life style changes can be the sure and simple way for you to stick to your resolutions of this year!!

Wishing everyone a very happy new 2016!
Eat healthy
Drink healthy
Stay healthy
 

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