Detoxifying is one of the best ways to cleanse the entire system and maintain healthy digestion, boost energy, promote healthy skin and hair and notch up the metabolism to promote weight loss. A natural body cleanse smoothie made using fresh fruits and vegetables can help you achieve all these health goals without any side effects.
In this recipe, we have put together some of the best detox fruit and vegetables such as apples, carrots, tomatoes, beetroot, parsley, lemon, and ginger. Almost all of these vegetables contain a wholesome amount of dietary fiber that helps to cleanse the digestive tract and flush out the toxins effectively.
These ingredients also contain an abundant amount of antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E that helps to reduce inflammation and protect the cells and organs against free radical damage.
Apples are a powerhouse of nutrients that contain very less calories but are loaded with fiber. A specific type of soluble fiber known as pectin found in apples forms a gel-like structure in the intestine and enhances nutrient absorption.
Cellulose or insoluble fiber present in apples add bulk to stool and speed up the movement of waste through the intestine so that the toxins from the waste are not absorbed in the body. Apples are a rich source of vitamins A and C that promote healthy skin and eyes and slows down the aging process of the body.
Carrots are one of the best vegetables for total body cleansing. It has the capacity to cleanse and detoxify the lungs, liver, and kidneys. Carotenes, one of the most important ingredients present in carrots act as powerful antioxidants that have the capacity to heal various diseases.
Organic alkaline elements present in carrots help to balance the acid-alkali balance and blood sugar balance in the body. It also reduces the toxicity of the body and helps to cure acne and pimples. In addition, the diuretic property of carrots helps to flush out excess fluids from the body and reduce water retention.
Tomatoes are extremely beneficial for detoxifying the liver. Raw tomatoes contain a significant amount of glutathione, a specific kind of protein that binds to the toxins present in the body and removes them efficiently.
The antioxidant lycopene found in tomatoes help to protect the liver cells against free radical damage and supports the liver to metabolize and remove toxins from the body efficiently. Lycopene also prevents the progress of various types of cancer and helps to reduce high blood pressure and high cholesterol and prevent heart disease.
Beetroot is one of the most powerful detoxifying foods that aids liver detox and improves its functioning. Beetroot is loaded with betaine, iron, calcium, B-complex vitamins and antioxidants that help to maintain optimum health of the liver.
Beetroot has the capacity to thin the bile so that it can flow more freely through the liver and improve its function. The antioxidants in beetroot help to heal liver disease.
Parsley contains an abundant amount of antioxidant vitamins A and C that boosts the immune system and helps to detoxify the kidneys and liver. These nutrients help to improve the skin and hair and lighten the appearance of blemishes, dark spots and pigmentation.
The diuretic effect of parsley helps to flush out excess fluid from the body. Anti-inflammatory properties of parsley help to relieve joint pain and discomfort associated with gout, arthritis, rheumatism, etc.
Compound gingerol present in ginger has the capacity to cleanse the body by boosting circulation, stimulating digestion and inducing sweat. The digestive benefits of ginger also help to clear out waste and toxins from the colon and liver. The anti-inflammatory property of ginger helps to prevent inflammation of the joint, muscles and tissues and relieve pain and stiffness.
Lemon juice has a wide range of acids that support enzyme functions in the body and promote the liver to flush out the toxins from the system. The mild diuretic effect of lemons helps to get rid of excess fluid and toxins through urine and cleanse the urinary tract, which in turn helps to heal urinary tract infections (UTI).
Lemons contain high amounts of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps to rejuvenate the skin and protect the cells against oxidative damage.
Here is the recipe…
- Apple – 1
- Carrot – 2
- Tomato – 1
- Cucumber – ½
- Beetroot – 1
- Parsley – 1 Bunch
- Ginger – ½ inch
- Lemon – 1
- Chop apple, parsley. ginger and tomato into pieces.
- Peel and chop beetroot, carrot, and cucumber into slices and cut a lemon to squeeze its juice.
- Pour parsley, apple, beetroot and carrot pieces in the blender.
- Then add tomato, cucumber and ginger pieces in the blender.
- Add lemon juice and blend on high speed until it becomes smooth.
- Transfer this smoothie to your serving glass and drink it immediately to get all the nutrients into the body.
- Regular intake of this smoothie will help to cleanse and detox your body to get rid of harmful toxins, impurities and thereby to reduce your weight.
This is a nourishing and healthy cleansing smoothie that contains powerful detoxifying fruits and vegetables that help to flush out toxins, harmful chemicals, and heavy metals from the body and improve the functioning of all important organs.