Three Simple Liver-Detoxing Drinks That Flush Toxins From Your Liver and Eliminate Belly Fat

 

1. The Colorful Detox Drink

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Bell Pepper
  • 3 Carrots
  • 1 Medium Cucumber
  • Half a Lemon
  • 1 Apple

Simply juice all of the ingredients and drink fast, before the antioxidants get destroyed! This detox drink contains large amounts of vitamin c, vitamin a, a nice amount of minerals, vital for a healthy skin & powerful fat and toxin-flushing antioxidants, contained in the apple and lemon. It does taste a bit strange, but is definitely not unpleasant. Drinking a glass or two a day is extremely effective for cleansing your liver, improving your skin complexion and generally improving your health & energy levels.

2. The Green Tea Citrus Drink

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Another juice that has amazing detox power!

Ingredients:

  • Half a cup of green tea, cooled down
  • The Juice of Half a Lemon
  • 1 Banana Blended In

This is a bit more difficult to prepare, as it requires juicing, blending AND tea brewing! But it’s worth it – the EGCG in green tea acts together with the lemon juice to rapidly detoxify your body. EGCG is absorbed much, much better in an acidic environment and when combined with minerals (the potassium from the banana). Another huge benefits is that the juice tastes very nice – you can almost get addicted to it.

3. The Golden Liver-Flushing Drink

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Ingredients:

  • Half a teaspoon of turmeric
  • A bit of ginger
  • The Juice of half a lemon
  • Half a cup of water

This juice not only flushes toxins from your liver, but it also prevents gallstones and cleans your bowels. It also settles down your stomach after a big meal. Turmeric is a very effective liver-detoxifying agent and is used as a hangover remedy in some countries. Again, combining it with lemon juice makes it even more effective. Unfortunately, this drink doesn’t taste that well. You can definitely improve it’s taste by adding a banana, but don’t add too much, as the sugar from the banana will slow down the cleansing action of the turmeric.

The King of Detox Drinks: The Four-Ingredient Red Smoothie

If you’re looking for a smoothie that will detox your liver and body quickly, and without any side effects, consider this very potent smoothie recipe. This particular recipe is very interesting and is not related to other red smoothies that you can find in other books or recipes online, nor is it similar to popular green smoothie detox recipes. You can get pretty amazing results from it, especially considering how simple the recipe is! Since a major cause of belly fat is toxic fat buildup in the liver, you can expect some very obvious belly fat reduction as well.

How can a Liver Detox Lead to Weight Loss?

The red smoothie recipe linked above is often recommended not only for the well-being that comes from detoxing your liver, but also for weight loss. But how can a liver detox lead to weight loss? It’s simple – the toxins that get stored by the liver and body are almost exclusively the fat-soluble ones, and we have plenty of those in our diets or the air we breathe. The fat, containing these toxins get deposited on cell walls, mainly in the liver, interfering with hormone signaling. The fat literally acts as a barrier between insulin and the insulin receptors that every single cell in the body has. The same happens with leptin and every other metabolic signaling hormone. Since cells have many different hormonal receptors, all of them get blocked by the toxic fat, and hormonal signaling can no longer work. Because of this, the body keeps storing fat and even if we exercise, fast, eat less or try to “burn calories”, the signal to “start burning fat” simply doesn’t get to the fat-covered cells of the liver. It reaches subcutaneous fat-cells, because those are designed exactly for the purpose of energy storage. Therefore, as much as we try to starve ourselves, we never really burn off any visceral(belly) fat or the toxic liver fat that interferes with countless processes, necessary for optimal functioning. Detox the liver and all of this starts working again like magic, and the body starts getting rid of that fat. We need a lot of anti-oxidant molecules to break the chains of the toxic fat buildup, but the right combination of phytonutrients does the trick!

Since cancer and many other diseases also happen because of poor signaling between cells (in cancer, the cells “think” there’s not enough of them and start dividing uncontrollably, which is caused by signaling blockages – you can read about this in the wikipedia page about cancer), detoxing the liver is a starting point for preventing many chronic diseases as well. Insulin resistance, leading to diabetes is the same thing – fat blocks the insulin receptors and the pancreas has to secrete more and more of it, eventually burning itself out. When this happens, you become a type 1 diabetic and have to rely on an external source of insulin, i.e injections. Since the fat gets deposited to store the toxins that cannot be eliminated without a proper anti-oxidant molecule, a proper detox gets rid of it and signaling can work again!

As we all learned, visceral (belly) fat is almost impossible to get rid of through exercise and caloric restriction, as it is not stored by your body for energy, but rather as a result of toxic buildup in the gut and liver. Your liver is your main ‘metabolic organ’ – it metabolizes glucose and virtually all food that is absorbed by your stomach goes first through the hepatic vein and then into the liver.  This is why you can read a lot of stories from people that completely changed their life and lost 50+ pounds quickly after going on a long juice fast. Fortunately, getting those same results doesn’t require a long juice fast commitment, if you use a recipe, designed to quickly detox your liver and “unclog” it’s cells from the toxic buildup.

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Written by Angelina on June 25th, 2017

Try This Simple Detox Drink – Here’s How to Prepare It And The Benefits You Can Expect

There are countless recipes for detox drinks and they all do work if you drink them. Many people start drinking these drinks and expect miraculous results in the first day. In order to experience the benefits, you have to stick to drinking this drink for at least a few days without making excuses – if you go to work you can put it in a water bottle and easily carry it around.

Here’s the simple recipe for my favorite detox drink:

  • 10 oz. Water
  • 1 tbsp. Honey
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 tsp. Turmeric

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How It Works

The reason why detox drinks work well is partly because of the continuous intake of antioxidants. If you were to eat a meal with a high antioxidant content, the oxidants don’t stick around for very long and are rapidly excreted by your kidneys. Green tea antioxidants work for an hour or two and so do most other water-soluble antioxidants. When you consume them continuously in a drink however, the effects are much more renounced and you start to feel the benefits of the detox.

This detox drink works very well, because of the cleansing power of honey, mixed with the acidity of lemon juice and it’s vitamin c content. Turmeric rapidly removes toxins from the liver and some cultures even use it as a hangover remedy, as it cleanses all the toxins that are created as by produces of alcohol breakdown.

The King of Detox Drinks – The 4-Ingredient Red Smoothie

If you’re looking for a potent way to quickly detox your liver, lose belly fat and increase energy levels and well being, look no further than the red smoothie detox drink. It’s a very easy recipe and perfect for weight loss. This is because a major mechanism of fat storage is the storing of fat-soluble toxins. This creates a layer of fat around liver cells, which keep the toxins. This layer interferes with basic hormone signaling and insulin can’t do it’s job properly. Since the layer of fat blocks the signal to “start burning fat”, it can be very difficult to get rid of belly fat through exercise. But get rid of the toxins with the special bio-available antioxidants in the red smoothie and the fat just melts. Another way to achieve this is to go on a long juice fast. However, a properly prepared detoxing drink can do this much more easily and painlessly.

Do Cleanses Help With Weight Loss?

Having toxins in your liver is a major reason why your body stores visceral fat. Also called belly fat, this type of fat is not used by your body for energy and wreaks havoc on your health. Diabetes is strongly linked to the presence of visceral fat. It increases the risk of developing heart disease and cancer and is almost impossible to get rid of through exercise. Having belly fat also makes it more difficult for your body to burn subcutaneous fat.

For some people who have a lot of toxic buildup in their liver, a proper detoxing supplement can be the trigger that enables their body to completely get rid of all the unnecessarily stored fat, which is the majority of it. This is because toxins are stored in a layer of fat, covering liver cells. This layer acts as a barrier and prevents signaling hormones from entering the cells. Once the liver is detoxed and this layer is eliminated, the signals to start burning fat can then get to the cells and belly fat gets naturally eliminated.

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Your liver stores glucose, cleanses your blood and regulates serotonin. Serotonin is the main neurotransmitter and low levels to it cause clinical depression. Serotonin is regulated by the liver and produced in the intestines. Toxic buildup prevents that and shuts down serotonin production, making you feel sluggish, tired and depressed. Toxins also clog up your liver to prevent it’s basic metabolic functions that enable it to burn fat. As a result, it turns most of the glucose that goes through it in triglycerides, that are then stored in fat cells.

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Written by Angelina on March 21st 2016

3 Detoxing Drinks for Weight Loss – Special Combination of Phytonutrients for a Rapid Metabolism Boost!

1. The Rapid Detox Carrot Drink

Recipe: Juice 2-3 carrots, add a tablespoon or two of lemon juice and a bit of honey

This detoxing drink is particularly effective for weight loss, due to it’s special combination of carotene and citric acid. Acids, including lemon juice and vinegar are extremely important for losing weight. Many people swear that massive doses of vitamin c (4-5g/day)  melt fat like nothing else. What’s interesting is that it’s not actually the vitamin C that’s causing the weight loss, but rather the acidity. Vitamin C is ascorbic acid, and it has a pH of 2.4 – the same as vinegar and lemon juice. This drink is extremely effective, especially when taken on an empty stomach.

2. The Tomato Juice Cleanser

This drink is extremely simple – it’s just tomato juice, with some black pepper and salt. Just like the first drink, it’s very acidic. But it also has another power – it’s packed with minerals. Tomato juice is the best source of potassium. This means that a glass of this juice is enough to keep hunger at bay for many hours! Black pepper increases insulin sensitivity, which makes this detoxing drink perfect for weight loss. Athletes, and especially marathon runners often drink this drink to rehydrate properly. The drink contains very few calories – almost an insignificant amount – a glassful of the juice is about 30 calories.

3. Watermelon Juice

Watermelon juice is very easy to prepare – you can either put watermelon flesh in the blender, or you can put it in a strainer and smash it with your hands to produce juice. Watermelon juice is relatively high in calories – about 40 calories per cup. However, it’s high nutritional content, acidity and special phytochemicals, like citrulline make it perfect for weight loss. Here’s what’s also interesting: putting ice in the drink, makes it almost zero-calorie – that’s because the body uses all the energy contained in the juice to compensate for the cooling effect on your body.

How detoxing drinks work and do they lead to weight loss?

We already mentioned some of the mechanisms behind the power of the three simple drinks. But there is more to be said about the power of phytonutrients to produce visible weight loss and belly fat reduction. Your liver can store a lot of fat-soluble toxins, which require antioxidants to ‘liberate’. If you’re not consuming enough plant antioxidants (which the above-mentioned drinks have plenty of), you can be sure that there are toxins in your liver, which your body can’t get rid of by itself.

Two Detox Drinks that Rapidly Flush Toxins Out of Your Liver – Feel Better, Lose Weight and Improve Your Skin Complexion!

The Green Tea & Chia Drink – Simple, But Powerful!

Ingredients:

  • Green Tea
  • Chia seeds
  • Some Honey or Stevia if you want to go zero-calorie!

This drink seems simple, but is amazing in so many ways! It packs a powerful detoxing punch, thanks to it’s combination of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and the EGCG antioxidants of green tea. The drink in the picture is prepared using matcha green tea, which is a powder you mix with water and not a tea you steep. Good matcha is quite expensive, but feel free to use regular green tea too! Matcha is quite strong as well, so if you are not used to drinking it, by all means, go with regular green tea. The caffeine from the green tea is an important component, because it stimulates the hepatic nerves in the stomach, which stimulates the liver and helps it detox. This is the same reason coffee enemas work well.

The Sour Carrot and Turmeric Drink

Ingredients:

  • 60% Carrot Juice
  • 20% Lemon Juice
  • Some Honey
  • Half a level teaspoon of turmeric

Another great detoxing drink! The detoxifying power of lemons, turmeric and honey, combined with the carotene from carrots. This drink tastes great and can be made in a large glass, instead of the shot glasses I used (come on, they are pretty). The antioxidants in turmeric are absorbed much better in combination with the lemon juice. Carrot juice has some antibacterial benefits, as does honey. This is important, because bacteria, like h.pylori, which more than 50% of people have can actually make your liver store toxins.

Rapid Weight Loss Results and Aging-Reversal After a Simple Detox Regimen?

If you’re looking for a way to quickly get rid of belly fat,  massively improve skin complexion and feel 20 years younger, a diet regimen that has been getting a lot of rave reviews lately is Erin Nielsen’s program – it’s a simple regimen that aims to control your gene expression through the foods you eat, leading to quite a rapid transformation in about 70% of people. It works particularly well for women over ~40. We have known for many years that certain spices, foods and supplements have a direct effect on gene expression. Turmeric for example, alters the expression of more than 200 genes in the human body. Certain food combinations have the power to trigger hormones like leptin and turn off inflammatory gene expression. This is why you sometimes hear about people who have lost massive amounts of weight, just after a simple juice detox.

How Liver Detoxing Works and Why It’s Important

Some people look at detoxes and cleanses as over-hyped trends, but they are actually not. Many people will lose large amounts of belly fat, just after doing a proper liver detox with juices. The reason is actually very clear and it’s no mystery at all – your liver accumulates fat-soluble toxins and in order to keep them ‘diluted’ it has to hold on to a certain amount of fat. The way the toxins are eliminated is with the help of a phytonutrient molecule, which the drinks above have plenty of. Your body uses the phytonutrients to turn the ‘stuck’ fat-soluble toxins into water-soluble ones, which are then easily removed by the kidneys. This is why you may notice some increased peeing after drinking those two powerful drinks, especially on an empty stomach in the morning.

Since the liver is involved in virtually all vital processes, the benefits you will notice from those detoxing drinks are many. Better skin, improved mood and higher energy levels are usually the first benefits people notice. Increased metabolism is often experienced as well – you can feel this by your hands feeling warmer and your energy levels increasing!

Three Simple Drink Recipes to Start Your Morning With – Get More Energy, Protect Yourself from Free Radicals and Eliminate Hunger!

1. The Hunger-Eliminating Avocado Smoothie

This smoothie may seem too high in calories to support your weight-loss goals, but it actually lowers your total caloric intake by reducing hunger pangs and provides important nutrients to keep your metabolism going. The key is the avocado and almond fat, combined with the fiber content and the high potassium.  Potassium is one of the most important minerals for a satiating breakfast! This smoothie is also pretty high in protein, which is extremely important for weight loss. There is plenty of evidence that just making your first meal of the day a high-protein one will get you on the right track to weight loss.

Half an Avocado
1 Ounce of Almonds
1 Banana
A bit of honey (optional)
A cup of water

2. The Antioxidant Bomb

This smoothie contains a very high amount of anthocyanins and phytonutrients. It is helpful if you feel fatigued in the morning, if you are going to be exposed to strong oxidants, like cigarette smoke, sunlight or fast food. Since it’s quite acidic, it also helps with digestion and weight loss. Acid, found in vegetables neutralizes and cleanses the alkaline waste products that occur any time you ingest protein (like homocysteine). So, starting with an acidic drink full of antioxidants is a great way to prime your metabolism in the morning.

200 grams of frozen red cabbage
1 handful of blueberries
1 banana
1 cup yogurt
A dash of vanilla
A cup of water

The yogurt is there to ensure that our smoothie contains some fat! This improves the absorption of antioxidants and slows it down, providing a “timed release”. Unfortunately, this smoothie is not as good-tasting as many others, but it does include bitterness-suppressing and bad-taste-masking ingredients, so it isn’t that bad! As a general rule, the more bitter and generally “unpleasant” a vegetable is, the higher it is in antioxidants, so there is no easy way to make a smoothie that is very high in antioxidant, but also tastes amazing. To add even more to the downside, this smoothie is also a bit time-consuming to prepare and requires a bit of cleaning afterwords 🙁

3. The Stable Energy Smoothie – A Real Breakfast in a Cup

This smoothie is specifically designed to provide a very slow release of glucose and feed your brain. It is best used when you need your brain power – before an exam or job interview for example. This smoothie is relatively high in calories and it’s stable-energy release can be easily nullified by a fast-food or unhealthy meal. So, use only when needed! It’s also similar to the hunger-eliminating smoothie, but it’s a bit higher in carbs & fiber and lower in fat.

1/2 cup oats
An ounce of almonds
1 Banana
1 cup yogurt or milk