5 morning detox drinks to reset your body post-diwali
Now that Diwali is over, you know the next step – detox! We wish there was a reset button in the body that we’d press and it would flush the entire system in seconds. Sadly, that tech is only confined to our bathrooms.
The last few days were hard on your body. All the junk, pollution and toxins that have accumulated through the festive season are likely to cause an imbalance and stress in the body. So, your body needs a heavy-duty detox in order to function properly.
These morning detox drinks are super-effective in bringing your body to a state of balance. They will help aid the natural detoxification process and reset your body.
Matcha tea is a great detoxifier and gently flushes out chemicals and heavy metals from the body. This refreshing tea also replenishes your body with a host of powerful antioxidants while calming the mind. As per studies, matcha tea has the ability to increase the body’s rate of burning calories by about 4 times the normal rate. So if weight loss is one of your concerns, this is the morning drink for you.
ACV Honey Water
Toxin overload in the body often leads to an imbalance in the pH levels. Apple cider vinegar is quite potent in balancing the pH and removing ‘sludge toxins’ from the body. ACV, along with honey, supports a healthy immune system and aids digestion.
Ginger Cinnamon Tea
Ginger is an essential ingredient in many detox recipes. It’s ability to fight toxins and ward off diseases is exceptional. It can also help in alleviating allergic reactions caused by inflammation. Cinnamon is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It contains a compound called cinnamaldehyde, which is responsible for cinnamon’s medicinal goodness. It also helps in regulating blood sugar levels.
Lemon Mint Cucumber Water
Lemon water in the morning is a great way to get a good portion of your essential daily vitamin C. Mint contains good amounts of antioxidants that fight free radicals and help reverse damage. Cucumber is 95% water which means it is an amazing hydrator. Hydration is very important in keeping the body healthy and this drink provides it in abundance.
CCF Tea is your new digestive SOS. It stands for cumin, coriander and fennel. This Ayurvedic tea blend is an antidote to over-eating, and a sore, distended belly.
In Ayurvedic medicine, this trio is used to gently stoke your digestive fire, referred to as agni, though without being so stimulating that one overheats. When the digestive fire is healthy, the body is able to absorb and utilise the nutrients from food better, and effectively break down ama, or accumulated toxins.
How to make CCF tea:
Combine equal parts organic cumin, coriander and fennel seeds, and store in a glass jar.
To serve, add 1 rounded teaspoon per person to your tea pot, let it steep in boiling water for at least 5 minutes, then pour and enjoy.