It’s easy to get tempted by junk food. However, these cravings won’t leave you, or your body, satisfied. Every time you make a poor food decision, your digestive system, including your liver, has to work harder to process the food and get rid of toxins. Overtime, these bad decisions really take a toll on your liver. That’s why it’s important to detox your liver every now and then. Doing so will help jumpstart your metabolism.
Detox Tomato Cocktail
The ingredients used in this cleansing recipe help to protect your liver from toxic damage, reduce inflammation and boost your metabolism.
- 2 tablespoons of grated ginger
• The juice of half a lemon
• 2 organic celery stalks
• 1 cup tomato juice
• A pinch of hot pepper or chili powder
- A pinch of cumin
- Blend all the ingredients together.
- Pour into a tall glass and drink.
Any leftovers can be kept in the fridge for up to a week. Drink this juice everyday and you will definitely notice positive results within the first 72 hours.
Here’s what each ingredient does:
Ginger: protects the liver against damage from toxins and free redicals (1) It also helps to prevent liver cancer (2).
Lemon: contains hesperidin (a citrus bioflavonoid, which has demonstrated the ability to protect the liver from toxic damage (3).
Tomato Juice:In a study by the Journal Of Nutrition, tomato juice was found to promote weight loss, reduce cholesterol and relieve inflammation (4).
Cayenne Pepper: A few studies suggest that cayenne may help suppress appetite and help people feel full. It’s also great at reducing inflammation to help your organs function properly (5).
Cumin: The University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine suggests the use of cumin tea as a part of their “Detoxification to Promote Health Program”(6). It’s also used to help manage several symptoms of diabetes (7).