5 Simple Homemade Detox Drinks for Weight Loss

Losing weight is often a long and difficult process, and various different techniques could work. However, increasing fluid intake to help the body purge all toxins is a fool-proof method that must accompany any weight loss plan you’ve charted for yourself. While water is great to detox and cleanse your body, these 5 simple homemade detox drinks also aid in weight loss.

Green Tea

green-tea-home-health-care Whether you love simple green tea or prefer a green tea with lemon, mixed fruit, berry, dandelion, peppermint or ginger flavours, they all do a stellar job to detox the body and remove harmful toxins. Drink as much as 3 to 5 cups a day, and don’t add any sugar.

Apple Cinnamon Detox Water

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Slice 1 apple and put it into a pitcher and add a small spoon of cinnamon powder, or 1 stick of cinnamon. Let this mix sit for a few hours, and drink it chilled throughout the day. This simple recipe will detoxify your body and boost your metabolism so you continue to burn more calories all through the day.

Lemon Detox Drink

Ginger honey lemonade for summer.
Ginger honey lemonade for summer.

Also popular as Master Cleanse, this combination of lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup has been used by several celebrities to lose weight in short periods of time. It’s effectiveness in breaking down built up toxins in the body while contributing to short term weight loss has made it a popular option for a spring detox.

Cabbage Broth

IMG_0303Boil shredded cabbage with other vegetables like onions, carrots and beans. The more the vegetables, the better, as the broth will hold more nutrients. Drink the bowl of the broth 5-6 times a day. While a hardcore cabbage soup detox diet is not recommended as a long term diet by health experts as it is too restrictive, drinking a bowl of healthy cabbage broth before your meals will help you lose weight and control portion sizes without any food cravings.

Cucumber and Lemon Detox Drink

water-close-up1-e1420210406828Boost your metabolism with a simple detox drink that combines 1 cucumber with juice of one lemon. Blend them together and drink this concoction 1-2 times a day.