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Detoxifying at home with fresh homemade drinks is one of the best mantras for a weight loss regime. Trying to keep yourself away from sugary and fizzy drinks may not give immediate results. The detox drinks made at home from fresh fruits and herbs not only taste delicious, but also are effective in flushing off toxins from the body and leading to effective weight loss. Here are some popular detox drinks that are easy to make, tasty to sip and great to lose weight:
Lime and Ginger water
1. Lemon-ginger water: Lemon is rich in citric acid and is an effective fruit for weight loss. Squeeze few lemon slices and grate ginger finely in a glass of lukewarm water. Stir the mixture well to make it a tasty and healthy lemonade. For best results, ensure that the lemonade is your first drink of the day.
Lemon watermelon juice
2. Lemon- Watermelon juice: Watermelon and lemon, both help flush off toxins from the body. Also, lemon juice fights constipation and regulates function of the digestive tract. Cut few slices of watermelon and put those in a juicer. Add water to the slices to dilute the drink. Once the watermelon juice is made, squeeze few lemon slices to it and let it refrigerate for sometime. You can even add handful of mint leaves to the drink for a refreshing flavour. The drink improves blood flow, flushes out uric acid and ammonia, positively affects kidney health, and boosts weight loss.
Chilled green tea
3. Chilled Green tea: Green tea detoxifies the toxins from the body very effectively and boosts overall health. Make green tea and chill it in a freezer. Add few drops of lemon and one tablespoon of honey to the chilled green tea. Stir to mix the ingredients finely and make the drink tasty and more effective in promoting weight loss. Drink a glass of iced green tea regularly for healthy digestion and natural detox.
Kiwi and green apple drink
4. Kiwi and green apple juice: This natural detoxifying drink is also a secret mantra to get a beautiful skin. Kiwi is rich in Vitamin C and is ideal for weight loss. Take 2-3 peeled kiwis along with one or half a portion of green apple (depending on the size). Add water and make a tasty kiwi-green apple juice at home. Drink regularly for a quick weight loss. You can also add lemon juice to the drink.
Cucumber lemon drink
5. Cucumber and lemon juice: The homemade juice flushes out toxins from the body and boosts metabolism. It also keeps the body hydrated for a longer time and promotes weight loss. Take a pitcher of normal water and mix lemon and cucumber slices to it. Add few mint leaves for a refreshing taste and better aroma. Refrigerate overnight and drink it in the morning. Make a habit of drinking cucumber-lemon juice every morning for effective weight loss.
The fruits are readily available and the drinks can be made easily in a go. All you need to do is include one of these detoxifying drinks on your daily basket to get a healthy body devoid of unwanted fat.