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Have you ever wondered why you tend to feel tired and lethargic after a heavy meal? We loosely call this feeling a ‘food coma’ and often pass it off with a laugh because who doesn’t want a good excuse to nap?
This happens because our body uses up a lot of energy to digest food every day. Hence why you find yourself yawning a lot after that glorious banana leaf rice.
So, it’s probably a good idea to give your body a good detox to let your digestive system take a break, flush out all the nasty toxins, and heal itself. Not only does detoxing boost your energy levels, it can also prevent obesity, diabetes, insomnia, and improve our immune system.
One of the most commons ways to detox yourself is to drink more fresh juices. Some people would even go as far as a juice cleanse, which is replacing meals with purely fresh juice from whole fruits and vegetables.
So what is the best juice for detoxing?
Let’s talk about some key ingredients you can incorporate into your fresh juices daily.
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This sour fruit with a high vitamin C content is an effective cleansing agent, can flush out toxins and is especially good at making your green juices less bitter. If you’re juicing a bunch of fresh vegetables, throw some lemon juice in there as well to add that tanginess you absolutely need to wake yourself up in the morning. It also
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Besides adding a vibrant reddish-pink colour to your freshly made juice, beet contains nutrients such as essential vitamins, minerals and plant compounds, some of which have medicinal properties that can lower your blood pressure, fight inflammation, and boost the whole detoxification process. Add some orange, pineapple, pear, and ginger to your concoction and you’ve got yourself a wonderful detox juice.
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Carrot is known to be loaded with vitamin A, which is important for eye health, strong immune system, and healthy skin. It also aids cholesterol levels, so be sure to add some carrot into your mixture of oranges and ginger for overall health and better digestion.
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Turmeric is not only good to make delicious nasi kunyit, it’s also a great ingredient for fresh juices because it has curcumin as an active ingredient that comes with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. So make yourself a refreshing anti-inflammation tonic with a dash of turmeric, as well as some ginger, lemon, oranges, and carrots to make it sweet.
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You would have noticed ginger in most of the recipes we mentioned by now. That’s because ginger is also packed with anti-oxidants to help fight inflammation, improve digestion, and support your overall immune system. And it doesn’t hurt to add a little ginger spice into your morning concoction!
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Celery is a common ingredient used in a lot of green juices and detox recipes because it’s rich in vitamins and minerals that are low-glycemic, which means it’s slow in converting carbs to sugar in your body. Celery also contains high fiber content, as well as vitamins A, C, and K to support and protect your digestive system.
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Ahhh… kale. That atas vegetable that we always hear about in atas salads served in atas cafes. But don’t be skeptical because it is popular for a reason! Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world and is loaded with anti-oxidants as well. Adding kale into your green juice with some sweet fruits like apple and pear can lower cholesterol levels, reduce heart diseases, and help those with arthritis.
How often should you drink juice for detox?
Now that you’re convinced to start juicing more often at home, when is the best time to drink fresh juices? Well, it’s been said that it’s better to drink first thing in the morning, especially on an empty stomach, because your juices would contain complex carbohydrates and nutrients that can absorb better in the morning.
But if you prefer having it at the end of the day, it’s totally fine too! Having a glass of fresh juice a day is better than none at all. Even better, the next time you reach for a cup of coffee, make yourself some juice instead!
Need a new juicer? There’s a whole range of portable juice blenders by Hiblendr for you to choose from at MyDunia!
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It comes with a rechargeable battery that gives you up to 15 blends after a single charge. It’s wireless, light, portable, and everything you need to make juicing more effortless than ever.
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