Are you willing to lose a few extra pounds and cleanse your body? Drink smoothies! They are perfect for detox.
Why are smoothies so good for detox and slimming? The insoluble fiber in them clears the digestive tract, like a brush, and the soluble fiber absorbs toxins and heavy metals. The pureed consistency of smoothies is very saturating.
It turns out that you eat very few calories, and you will not be hungry. This is what promotes a weight loss. As a bonus of such a diet:
- clean skin,
- excellent health.
However, if you want to get a good effect, you need to take into account a few nuances.
Rules Of Cleansing On Smoothies
All nutritionists agree that it is reasonable to lose weight and cleanse your body with smoothies for no more than three days in a row. Otherwise, your body will not get the required amount of proteins.
To have a full detox:
- Do not mix vegetables and fruits with anything else.
- Do not add milk to drinks, since milk sugar causes unnecessary fermentation. It is better to add 1 tsp. of sesame or flax seeds or coconut cream per 1 glass of smoothie.
- It is desirable to prepare a variety of cocktails (alternate smoothies from different vegetables and fruits) and drink them 4-5 times a day.
Peculiarities Of Smoothie Detox
Smoothie detox does have several contraindications.
1. Low hemoglobin content in the blood.
Iron from plant products is practically not assimilated, which can aggravate iron deficiency anemia.
2. Colitis and gastritis with high acidity.
In these diseases, large amounts of vegetables and fruits can provoke an exacerbation.
The detox diet must include apples. These fruits stimulate the production of bile, which the liver uses, including for the removal of toxins. Pectin in apples helps remove heavy metals from your body.
1200 kcal is the limit for caloric value that you should not violate. If you go below this figure, you will feel hungry.
Recipes For Smoothie Detox
Beetroot + Celery
- boiled beets
- 2 stalks of celery
- a mint leaf.
Preparation: combine the beets with apple and celery, blend them.
Carrots + Mint
- mango (or apple)
Preparation: mix carrots with mango in a blender. Add a mint leaf.
Cucumber + apple
- celery stalk
Preparation: blend all ingredients in a blender, add 1 tbsp. of lemon juice and 100 ml of water.
What Is The Use Of Smoothies
- Yellow smoothies of vegetables and fruits are a source of vitamins A, C and bioflavonoids. They support the normal functioning of the cardiovascular and immune systems.
- Green smoothies contain a unique component – chlorophyll. It counteracts the development of oncology, heals the liver, improves the functioning of the thyroid and pancreatic glands.
- Red smoothies (for example, from beet) contain substances that improve brain function. By the way, beets do not lose their useful properties even after cooking.
If you adhere to these rules, then your smoothie detox will be effective and comfortable for your body.