5 of the best cleansing detox diet drinks

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If you've gone overboard on the Christmas cocktails and mince pies it's time to try these detoxifying and purifying remedies

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It's basically one of our human rights to overindulge at Christmas, so in the interest of saving digestive systems across the nation, we asked nutrition expert Ross Currie to round up his top five detox friendly drinks...

Just don't go dunking biscuits in them.

Detox with tea


Green, peppermint or ginger. Tea is a natural antioxidant, which protects your body from dodgy free radicals, harmful pollutants and ageing. Green tea can increase your metabolism (which is helpful for burning off all those Christmas calories), while ginger tea is great for digestion and aiding the absorption of food.

Cleansing coconut water


Coconut based drinks like Go Coco come straight from young green coconuts, which are full of boosting electrolytes and natural isotonic properties, like a completely natural energy drink. Coconut is also packed with vitamins and minerals, including twice as much potassium as a banana.

Drink pineapple juice for digestion


Pineapples contain bromelain – a natural anti-inflammatory that encourages healthy digestion by helping the body break down proteins. It also contains Thiamine (which belongs to the vitamin B group) which boosts your metabolism by helping your body convert carbohydrates into energy.

Cleanse your liver with lemon water


Lemons are a great source of citric acid, calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorous. Drinking fresh lemon juice with water (hot or cold) will benefit your detox by assisting digestion, stimulating the liver and cleansing the blood stream.

Beat bloating with carrot juice


As well as containing vitamin C and A, carrot juice contains carotenes which are a great anti-oxidant for repairing tired cells. Carrot juice is also a diuretic and can help to reduce bloating from water retention, plus it's very low in calories.

Will you be detoxing this year? Tweet us @handbagcom.

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