The human body is constantly being impacted by various toxins which are everywhere, in the food we eat, in the air we breathe, in all household products, and so on. As a result of that we have many toxins accumulated in our body that can impede the functions of many body organs and as well as hinder the weight loss process.
Our body has its own defenses against toxins through organs like the liver, lungs, kidneys and skin. They remove the present toxins and release the body from the negative effect of them. However, when the body is overwhelmed with toxins these organs cannot at the fullest perform their tasks and thus the toxins start to accumulate in our body triggering many diseases. Therefore, we should start to introduce certain methods that will help in the removal of toxins like for instance the detox tea that has been highly recommended by the traditional medicine Auyrveda.
In order for your body detox to be successful you need to know that there are two types of waste: exogenous toxins, which come from our external environment and endogenous toxins, which are produced inside our body.
How the body detoxifies itself?
After the last meal the body needs 8 hours to digest, absorb and assimilate the consumed food. The body will start to detoxify naturally, and if our diet is based on healthy foods, this process will last only for 4 hours. This period is enough for the body to clean itself and remove all of the toxins from the body provided that is healthy and consumes natural ingredients. In case of stress, poor lifestyle, high exposure to toxins this process lasts longer since the self-sufficiency of our body is significantly weakened.
Dr. Alejandro Junger, a cardiologist and follower of alternative healing and body regeneration, advises fasting of 12 hours after our last meal. This period would be enough for the body to process food (8 hours) and detoxify (4 hours). However, due to the modern way of living this is very difficult to achieve and because of that we need to introduce certain detox treatments.
Ayurvedic doctors highly recommend the use of the following drink that will offer body detox.
A Recipe of a Detox Tea
- 4 lemons
- 2 teaspoons of ground ginger, organic
- 2 teaspoons of ground turmeric, organic
- A quarter teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 5 drops of stevia (for better taste)
- 8 cups of mineral water
Method of Preparation:
You should squeeze out the juice out of the 3 lemons and then add it in a blender along with the juice with ginger and turmeric. Transfer the resulting mixture into a large pitcher, and then include the stevia, cayenne pepper and the 4th lemon but nicely sliced. Combine all the ingredients and put it in a fridge for around 10 minutes, and after that serve it. You can keep this drink for 5 days in a fridge.
How does it work?
It is an incredible detox food that improves the digestive health of the body and also enhances the work of the metabolism thus helping you in losing weight.
This root reveals powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties due to which it can battle the germs and inflammation in the body. Plus, it is great for the digestive system as it can alleviate indigestion and detoxify the body. In fact, it is beneficial for the overall body and health.
This root is also an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent. It helps in the fight against chronic inflammation and free radicals that are accountable for the occurrence of many diseases. The intake of this spice will help your liver to detoxify the body more effectively.
This spice contains an active ingredient known as capsaicin that can stimulate the work of our metabolism and help in the weight loss. Plus, this spice can enhance stomach’s defenses by elevating the production of digestive fluid and in that way promoting body’s digestion.
People that suffer from citrus allergies, biliary or gastric disorders, and stomach ulcers should not use lemon. The high intake of lemon peel can promote the formation of kidney stones.
Pregnant women should not use ginger after the first trimester of pregnancy due to possible contraindications. Likewise, people with blood diseases should not use it at all.
The use of cayenne pepper is not advised for people with irritable bowel syndrome or hemorrhoids.
Turmeric should not be used by people that are following an anticoagulant therapy and for the ones that have recently undergone surgery.