Basically, detoxification means cleaning the blood. This is done by removing impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system, and skin. However, when these systems are compromised, impurities aren’t properly filtered and the body is adversely affected.
When health experts talk about “toxins” they are referring to two different forms of harmful substances that hang out inside your body. Environmental toxins are carried by external elements like your food or pollution in your environment. Chemical pesticides used on the apple you ate is an example of an environmental toxin; as is the lingering dyes in the cough medicine you swallowed last night.
Our body has the natural capacity of eliminating toxins automatically , but certain natural products helps us to make this detoxification process so easier. Turmeric is one such magical ingredient. It has more than 150 medicinal properties and has potent anti-inflammatory properties. It effectively hinders the inflammatory passages and counteracts the release of a protein that activates swelling and pain.
Here we are going to see a special detox drink using turmeric ginger and Coconut milk. Ginger is an incredibly healthy spice as well, as it effectively prevents cancer, regulates the high blood pressure, helps digestion, regulates the secretion of insulin, destroys microbes, relieves pains and nausea, and promotes circulation.
Additionally, the coconut milk contains medium-chain fatty acids which are extremely healthy, regulate blood sugar levels, protect the heart, promotes weight loss, and provide body and brain energy.
Also, this milk is high in vitamins E, C, B, antioxidants, iron, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium. It prevents colds and flu, strengthens the immune system, fights bacterial infections, promotes teeth and bone health, and soothes the nervous system. It also helps the absorption of nutrients in the body.
Now we shall see how we can prepare this drink,
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 small piece of sliced ginger
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (it helps the absorption of turmeric)
In a saucepan, whisk all the ingredients, except for the honey. Cook over medium heat, until you notice bubbles on the surface. Then, lower the heat and leave the flavors to blend for 5 minutes on minimum heat. Then, add the honey, and stir.
Drink this every night before going to sleep. It can,
- Detox the liver
- Promotes heart health
- Promotes the healing of wounds
- Strengthens the immune system
- Soothes the nervous system and promotes cognitive capacities
- Regulates blood sugar levels and prevents diabetes
- Regulates cholesterol levels
- Fights bacteria and microbes
- Destroys cancer cells and prevent the formation of tumors