Nowadays, it is the diseases related to poor diet that make people talk. Obesity, diabetes, or metabolic syndrome are among the categories of ills from which humanity suffers. It is undeniable that our food full of toxins has transformed our health and has become our worst enemy. Also, it would be wise to review your diet and introduce healthy foods like the recipe we offer and which will purify your body.
Too much meat, sugar and processed foods is harmful to your health. One study reported the link between processed meat consumption and increased chronic diseases. However, processed foods are not the only ones in the hot seat. Fertilizers, pesticides and other fungicides, used to protect our fruits and vegetables from insects, are even more harmful to health, not to mention exposure to cadmium, a highly toxic metal, linked to lung and liver diseases among others.
Mother Nature always has solutions to overcome these inconveniences and provides us with healthy ingredients, intended to restore our well-being. It is a drink based on organic foods such as ginger, lemon, celery or tomato. This drink will aim to detoxify the body, activate metabolism and promote weight loss.
The benefits of its ingredients
It has the merit of possessing anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, in addition to being rich in antioxidants, such as gingerols, shogaol and paradols that can protect against certain chronic diseases.
In addition, ginger has effects on obesity and metabolic profile in overweight subjects, according to the current study, and allows for reduced thermogenesis and feelings of hunger.
Lemon holds the list of health benefits. And for good reason, its detoxifying effect is recognized, not to mention its action on weight loss and body fat, thanks to the polyphenols it contains.
The antioxidant activity of celery is well established. This plant also called “Apium graveolens L” is part of the Apiaceae and is full of phenolic compounds and antioxidants. One study indicted its compounds such as caffeic acid, p-coumaric acid, ferulic acid or kaempferol, acting as powerful antioxidants with healing effects.
Vegetables and fruits, including tomatoes, help maintain an optimal healthy weight and provide the body with the nutrients it needs to function properly. In addition, lycopene, which is a component of tomatoes, is the most loaded with antioxidants, thus possessing bioactive capacities to modulate the immune system and metabolic pathways.
The benefits of food being listed, let’s move on to the detox recipe that purifies the body.
- 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
- Juice of half a lemon
- 2 stalks of celery
- 1 cup tomato juice
- A pinch of hot pepper
In a blender, mix all the ingredients, reserving a few stalks of celery for presentation. The drink is thus ready for consumption. You can also prepare a larger amount that you reserve in the refrigerator.
Consume this drink outside of meals at a rate of 3 glasses a day.
Ginger is not recommended for pregnant women and people who suffer from blood diseases.
Lemon is not recommended for people who suffer from heartburn and ulcer or citrus allergy.
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