The Best Holiday Detox Drinks - Green to Glass

The best drinks for good health

If you prepare and consume the following drinks on a regular basis, you will significantly improve your chances of feeling quite fresh all year round. When you occasionnaly drink too much alcohol, eat a lot of sugar, saturated fats and processed foods, these drinks will also be your best allies for a quick gut recovery.

When your gut bacteria is off balance the following symptoms can appear :

  • weakened immune system;
  • mood swings;
  • bad digestion;
  • energy slumps;
  • skin problems;
  • aches related to inflammation.

But this does not have to be your destiny. Read on to see why these 4 drinks are best detox drinks to help you avoid these bad symptoms or at least minimize them.

Fruit Water Kefir

Sparkling, probiotic, fruity water kefir you can easily make at home! This version was prepared with dried dates, lemon and orange slices, and fermented for 3 days.

This lovely refreshing drink is linked to various health benefits, including improved immunity and even protection against certain types of cancer. Dairy-free and vegan-friendly, this tasty beverage offers beneficial bacteria and yeast!

Furthermore, this fermented drink has a low glycemic load and no caffeine.

Make your own Fruit Water Kefir

Coconut Water Kefir

If you want to add more probiotics to your diet, give water kefir a try! Dairy-free and vegan-friendly, this tasty beverage offers beneficial bacteria and yeast and can easily be made at home. Furthermore, coconut water is low in calories, naturally free of fat and cholesterol, and has more potassium than four bananas!

Make your own Coconut Water Kefir

Wheatgrass Juice

Wheatgrass is the young grass of the common wheat plant. Its nutrient density is very high; it is a source of many vital nutrients your body can’t do without. You can purchase it at your local natural foods store. It is suitable for a gluten-free diet.

Listed below are some of the many health benefits of wheatgrass

  • It is very rich in vitamin A (important for great hair and skin), B, C and E.
  • Wheatgrass is a good source of antioxidants and electrolytes (17 essential amino acids, 90 minerals, 13 vitamins et 80 enzymes).
  • Its overall composition of chlorophyll is 70%.
  • Wheatgrass is a blood strengthener and rebuilder which can help give you a boost in energy.
  • Supplies a good source of protein.
  • It is beneficial for the overall immune function.
  • Wheatgrass purifies your blood and protects your liver by detoxifying the body of heavy metals.
  • Acts as an antibacterial by halting growth of unfriendly bacteria.
  • Is a liver cleanser and detoxifier, and reduces free radical damage.

Because of its healing properties, wheatgrass can assist in fighting skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, can improve digestion, and help to reduce inflammation.

The taste of wheatgrass can be unpleasant for certain people, therefore I recommend you add small quantities to your smoothies so you can gradually initiate your taste buds.

Make your own wheatgrass juice

Raw apple cider vinegar

(1 tablespoon in a glass of filtered water)

Raw apple cider vinegar has alkalizing attributes and aids digestion. If your vinegar does not mention the word raw on the label you are not on the right track. Add 1 teaspoon of vinegar to a tall glass of filtered water.

The choice is yours

In the end, you could just opt for a glass of water, but you won’t get all the benefits of the best detox drinks. So how good do you want to feel today?

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