The 9 Best Drinks for Detoxing
Detoxing is a way to “recharge, rejuvenate, and renew,” says Linda Page, ND, PhD, naturopathic doctor, lecturer, and author of Detoxification. "Anybody can benefit from a cleansing.” Some studies suggest that "detoxing" is a myth, but everyone agrees that drinking a lot of liquids is good for your health, and drinking plenty of plain water and fruit and vegetable juices will aid your digestion and have other good effects on your body — and if these things do help to detoxify you, so much the better.
You can’t go wrong with a fruit smoothie, and there’s no limit to what vegetables can do for you. Any doctor will tell you that kale, broccoli, and spinach are some of the healthiest green vegetables to make smoothies and juices with.
Since many bottled and ready-made drinks often contain added sweeteners and other additions, making all-natural drinks at home is recommended. We’ll explain which drinks are the best and why.
Water is the most natural way to "detox" because it promotes good digestion by dissolving toxins and waste particles in the body and flushing them out through the digestive tract.
While water alone is good, squeezing a bit of lemon juice into your glass will speed up the detoxification process. Lemons contain a large concentration of an antioxidant called d-limonene, which helps breaks down toxic substances in the liver. They also contain lots of citric acid, which is known to improve absorption of a toxin-fighting molecule called aluminum hydroxide, the active ingredient in most antacids.