With October set to be our official detox month for 2018, we want to make sure that we have you covered on every single way that you can rid your body of those nasty toxins. Eat well, ensure you are keeping active and supplement your diet with the right ingredients, all play a big role in helping you reach a whole new level of feeling clear and cleansed as we dive deeper into the Autumn period, but what about drinks? Drinking plenty of water is a sure fire way to pass the chemicals out of your body, but there are also some secondary beverages out there that can really enhance your ability to detoxify through routine.
Here is our list of 5 Detoxifying Autumn Drinks:
1. Mulled Wine
A take on something that is drank the world over, mulled wine is all about taking something great and then making it even better for a cold day. As you may have guessed, Mulled Wine is sourced from Red Wine, meaning that you can expect to find inside it all of the natural benefits of Resveratrol, the active agent in Red Wine that is linked to supporting your bodies natural defences. Mulled Wine is also typically made with Cinnamon, which boasts its famed warming thermogenic properties for boosting metabolism in order to pass unwanted chemicals. As an added bonus, Mulled Wine is served warm, and is just what you need on a frosty Autumn evening.
2. Green Tea
This beverage is more of an all year rounder, but Green Tea is especially nice to have in the Autumn and winter as the temperature starts to dramatically fall. Green Tea is different to its classical cousin in that it is more pure and natural and you can taste this with every sip. Green Tea is both cleansing and invigorating. Each brew is bursting with Tea Catechins, which are great for complementing the management of weight, and also ridding your body of unwanted chemicals.
3. Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Something that gets all of the fans of Starbucks racked with excitement around this time of year, is the return of Pumpkin spiced goods to the stores, in particular the famous Pumpkin spiced Latte. This aromatic Autumn beverage effectively kills two birds with one stone when it comes to detoxification, by targeting you inside and out. The Coffee alone will provide a swift boost of Caffeine which can work to boost the metabolism and therefore the rate you pass chemicals out of your body. Meanwhile, the addition of Pumpkin gives you a healthy serving of Vitamin A for detoxifying the skin.
4. Hot Chocolate
Oh no Chocolate we here you wonder! But isnt that supposed to be full of sugar which will make you fat? Well yes, but that depends on what Chocolate you go for. A Dark Chocolate hot Chocolate will be providing you little to no sugar, and a hearty serving of the natural benefits of the famed Cocoa bean. Dark Chocolate is rich in Iron, Potassium, Magnesium and plenty of other micronutrients which can help craft an internal set of systems that are primed and ready to remove toxicity.
5. Hot Water
Surely that is just for baths? Well no actually, there is method to this seeming madness. Drinking Water at a temperature that is hot but not hot enough to scold the inside of your mouth can have a wealth of benefits. Firstly the heat can help you to clear your nasal passages, secondly the hot water once it reaches your digestive tract, can provide lubrication to the digestive system whilst the heat can help to break down more tricky foods.