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If you’re like most people, you have days when you feel the extra water weight, or maybe you ate badly the week before and your body is suffering from it. If you’re feeling bloated and you’re looking for a way to detox your body, these healthy drinks may be the solution. These three hot drinks and teas have natural ingredients that replace unnecessary sugars and flush toxins from your body.
Instead of reaching for the pot of coffee this week, try replacing it with one of these beverages.
Ginger, Turmeric and Honey in Hot Water
This is the perfect drink to replace your sugary coffee in the morning. Honey has fewer calories than sugar and it’s also great for your digestive system. If you’re feeling gassy, honey and water will neutralize the gas that’s causing you to feel bloated. Turmeric and ginger also aid in the digestive process and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Measure out one teaspoon of honey and stir it into eight ounces of warm water. Add in a 2-3 thinly sliced fresh ginger root and a pinch of turmeric. Drink it each morning to give your body a boost. You can stir in a couple teaspoons of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, which are excellent sources of Vitamin C that also aid the digestive process and could even help cure the common cold.
Apple Cider Vinegar Tea
Apple cider vinegar is a wonderful source for prebiotics and has plenty of health benefits. Not only will it stop bloating, but it can also give your metabolism a jump start. Apple cider vinegar has very few calories, about three per tablespoon, so drinking it won’t put a damper on your diet.
Apple cider vinegar in combination with lemon juice gives it an extra boost. This tea can help a sore throat, because the apple cider vinegar and lemon will kill bacteria. Along with the benefit of stopping cravings, this tea will also give you a great start to your day.
You will need:
- 8 ounces of hot green tea
- 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
- Honey to taste
- Juice from 1/4 of a lemon
Brew one tea bag of green tea with the hot water. Stir in the rest of the ingredients. I sometimes like to spice it up (literally) with a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Dandelion Root and Pumpkin Spice Tea
Dandelion root tea has tremendous health benefits such as weight loss, soothing of the digestive system, promoting a healthy liver and reducing water weight. It may not sound very delicious, but dandelion root can actually be used as a coffee substitute.
This beverage mimics a pumpkin spice latte, so you can enjoy a wonderful mug of dandelion root and pumpkin spice tea before you start your morning.
You will need:
- ¾ cup of hot water
- ¼ cup of almond milk or cashew milk
- ¼ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
- 1 bag of dandelion root tea
- 1-2 teaspoons of honey
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
Brew the bag of dandelion root tea in the hot water. Stir in the pumpkin pie spice, honey and milk alternative. Sprinkle the cinnamon over the drink and enjoy.
There are plenty of ways to detox your body and melt fat. Use these drinks as your first step toward living a little bit healthier. You will notice a difference within a week!