The word “detox” simply connotes the removal of toxic substances hence when on a detox programme; the sole aim is to get rid of unwanted substances from the human body. The human organ responsible for detoxifying is the liver.
The origin of detoxification dates back to the Romans, Greek and Native Americans. It involved cleansing of the body with hot coals, sauna, natural herbs and water.
For the benefit of this article, we would concentrate on 5 DIY detox waters;
Cucumber infused water: this involves adding a few slices of cucumber into 500-1000ml of water and allowing it to stand overnight. Cucumber is one of the green vegetables that is less caloric and revitalizes the body.
Cinnamon water: add half a teaspoon of cinnamon to 500 ml of water.
Lemon water: add lemon to water and it would boost your metabolism while aiding digestion. To make it more effective, I add thin slices of lemon to warm water first thing in the morning.
ACV therapy: The tri-power of the Apple Cider Vinegar does so much magic. A cap full of ACV in a litre of water taken through the day aids bowel functions. (Kindly disregard the concentrated taste- I enjoy mine in gulps)
Pineapple detox water: I love the effect this does to me. I Soak the back of the pineapple for 10 minutes, drain it and make the water sit for 30 minutes before consumption. I enjoy this first thing in the morning and it aids digestion.
The benefits of detoxification are:
-Drop in inches around the waistline
-Effective bowel movement
-Fluidity around joints
Feel free to share your detox therapy in the comment box. I love to know what works.