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All you need to know about body detox. The steps on how to detox for weight loss and simple detox recipes

So, last week, my Elder sister came around with her kids and stayed for two days. Before she left, she prepared a very nice groundnut-rice pudding(which I will share with you soon). This pudding was so interesting that my younger brother had to take too many. Not to lie, I took a lot too. But like my brother. 

To cut long story short, he began to constipate, felt very weak and was going to the toilet like now and then. That didn't stop him from eating hot fufu and ogbono soup the next day. This made matters worse and he has been trying to settle the matter by himself. 

He took so many many medicines and analgesics but nothing. he was still feeling heavy and sluggish. 

So I came in, put a full day detox plan and the science happened. See, the body has its way of healing itself and correcting abnormalities. If only we can step back a little bit, take some simple measures and super easy diet plan.

Don't get me wrong, the body does not necessarily need any diet to eliminate toxins. This diet is just more like a supplement to fasten the body function in correcting the poor habit that prompted the intoxication.

detox drink

So are the necessary steps to take

1. Drink Enough Water As You Wake Up

Of course, this is the first thing to. Water does only help quench thirst. It is a purifier, a body cleanser. Water helps to lubricate the joints, aids digestion, regulate body temperature, aids metabolism and I can go on and on.

Taking water is very important in the removal of waste and balancing of blood sugar level

The adequate daily intake for water is 125 ounces (3.7 litres) for men and 91 ounces (2.7 litres) for women. You may need more or less depending on your diet, where you live, and your activity level

2. Avoid sugar and processed food.

The adverse effect of sugar and process food cannot be overemphasized. Excessive consumption of sugar and processed food has been linked to obesity, chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart diseases. 

So reducing all these and sticking to freshly cooked food, fruits and vegetables will do your body so much good.

3. Take More Green tea.

Green tea has been seen to contain antioxidants that help can help your body fight oxidative stress caused by excess free radicals and other toxins that increase your risk of disease. Some green tea like GTE and EGCG have been shown to induce detox pathways in the liver as well as protect the liver from damage. 

4. Rest and sleep adequately.

Trust me when I tell that not getting enough sleep is a sickness on its own. It causes you to be sluggish, nonchalant and un-energized. Sleeping allows your brain to reorganize and recharge itself, as well as remove toxic waste byproducts that have accumulated throughout the day.

5. Reduce or avoid taking Alcohol

Excessive drinking can severely damage your liver function by causing fat buildup, inflammation, and scarring. When this happens, your liver cannot function adequately and perform its necessary tasks — including filtering waste and other toxins from your body.

So, if you plan on detoxifying, you wouldn't want to keep taking alcohol in excess.

Now that is simply right. Now I will give some simple recipes to help catalyze your body function in the elimination of toxins. 

1. Cucumber Mint Detox Drink 

Another summery delight, another reason to rejoice! Mint is traditionally regarded as the best ingredients for soothing an upset stomach. Mint also 

improves the flow of bile through the stomach speeding the digestion process. Coupled with antioxidant-rich cucumber and lemon, this cooler is as much a respite from the bustling heart as from the toxic overload.

cucumber mint cooler

1 Cucumber

8-10 Mint leaves

2 Tbsp Lemon juice

Ice cubes

Iced Water

Lemon rings and mint leaves


 Peel, chop and blend cucumber,  mint leaves and 1 cup of water. 

2. Strain and discard pulp.

3. Add lemon juice, black salt and dilute with water if needed.

4. Pour the beverages in glasses, put some ice cubes and garnish with lemon rings and mint leaves.

2. Lemon, ginger and honey tea.

Apart from the fact that lemon makes a fine tea, it also contains pectin which aids digestion and boosts satiety. This makes lemon a very good detoxifying food. 

For honey, the antimicrobial properties in honey help in the detox process which is due to the low pH value, thickness, and hydrogen peroxide. 

Honey supplies the essential nutrients and vitamins such as Vitamin B6, thiamine, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese and more to our body to ensure constant energy flow. By using honey, you can free your body from all the impurities in no time.

Lastly, ginger is used in most detox programs due to its ability to “cleanse the body by stimulating digestion, circulation, and sweating. Its digestive actions may serve to cleanse the build-up of waste and toxins in the colon, liver, and other organs.


I lemon

1 small sized fresh ginger

2 tablespoons of honey

a cup of hot water


carefully wash the ginger and lemon through running water.

Grate the ginger and cut the lemon into tiny round slices

Place the grated ginger and sliced lemon into a container with a cover and pour the hot water on top.

Close the container and let it stand for 20 minutes before straining into a cup.

After the straining is complete and making sure there is not any bit of grated ginger of lemon inside the tea, add the tablespoons of honey.

Stir and take while it hot.

You can also chill it and take it cool.

3. Orange-Carrot Ginger Detox 

Oranges are powerhouses of antioxidants and vitamin C. Carrots are loaded with beta-carotene and fibres aiding in weight loss and digestion Ginger is an age-old home remedy for digestion, bloating, stomach cramps and packed with anti-inflammatory properties.

Ingredients Of Orange And Ginger Detox Drink

1 Large carrot

2 Oranges

1/2 inch raw turmeric (crushed)

1/2 inch ginger (crushed)

1/2 Lemon (juiced)

How to Make Orange and Ginger Detox Drink

1. Juice the orange and carrot separately.

2. Pour the juice in a blender add turmeric and ginger.

3.Blend for 30 seconds and then squeeze half lemon.

4.Strain and serve.

So there you have it. All you really need to know on body detox for weight loss or just body cleanser. You should do well to try out those detox drinks. They are super easy and fast recipes.

I know you have something to say or a question to ask. Feel free in the comment box below and I will attend to them as soon as possible.

Good luck as you detoxify your body.


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