Açaí and watermelon detox juice

Despite being a recent term in Brazil, “detox juice” has gained a large dimension in internet searches. This is all thanks to the benefits provided by drinks that manage to detoxify the body. In other words, they are liquids that cleanse toxins from the body.In the case of watermelon and açaí, two ingredients for a single detox juice, it is possible to say that they have antioxidant properties . In this way, these fruits work to combat free radicals that act by damaging healthy cells.

detox juice recipe

Both açaí and watermelon are ingredients capable of causing satiety in consumers. In addition, these fruits can be used to replenish the body’s energy and still hydrate the body. Along with these two potent ingredients, the recipe also includes ginger. This root can be used as a thermogenic, speeding up metabolism , increasing fat burning and eliminating excesses from the body.

Ingredients

Preparation mode

Start by removing the watermelon skins and pits . Then cut the two slices into cubes. Then put all the ingredients in a blender at once. Let the items blend until they become a homogeneous mixture.

After this procedure, strain the final result to remove possible thicker pieces that have remained. Finally, serve the juice without adding sugar, sweetener or honey. If you prefer, you can add ice.

Benefits of açaí

The main role of açaí in this recipe is related to the fruit’s antioxidant function, which prevents premature aging of cells. But this is not the only benefit of acai. According to the consulting company in the Nutrition area, VP Functional Nutrition, this Brazilian fruit is considered one of the healthiest in the world.

“Açaí has ​​many benefits in our body, such as aiding in muscle contraction and bone integrity, helping to regulate blood pressure, contributing to the immune system, participating in oxygen transport and energy production,” explains the VP Functional Nutrition, in an Instagram post.

Furthermore, this fruit is essential for maintaining the health of the heart, brain and intestine. For these reasons, açaí is indicated for pre-workout as well as post-workout.

Watermelon Benefits

More than 90% of watermelon is water, a characteristic that makes it an element suitable for hydrating the body. Due to this large amount of liquid, the fruit also has diuretic properties, improving the functioning of the organs that make up the urinary system.

According to nutritionist Tereza Raquel, this fruit is rich in minerals, such as phosphorus, iron and calcium, as well as vitamins, such as A, B and C. “It is an antioxidant and helps fight premature aging. It is recommended for kidneys or urinary tract, because it is a natural diuretic”, cites the specialist in publication in  IG .

“Its consumption produces satiety. Its fiber content helps to clean the bowel. Promotes the elimination of toxic waste. It helps to keep blood pressure stable”, concludes Tereza about the benefits provided by watermelon.

Ways to detoxify the body

Better than a detox juice or a detox diet, it’s a life that follows detoxifying principles. For this, it is necessary to do much more than drink liquids with antioxidant properties. It is necessary to change some eating habits, such as:

  • Drink more water : A hydrated body is less at risk of living with toxins than one that does not consume the correct amounts of water. This essential liquid for life can also be found in teas, juices and fruits;
  • Eliminate the consumption of alcoholic beverages : Alcohol is completely related to the presence of toxins in the body. Decreasing consumption or eliminating it from the routine is a way of taking care of your health;
  • Avoid processed products : Rich in refined sugars, bad fats and sodium, these foods do not contribute to the body. On the contrary, manufactured products only increase the level of toxic substances in the body;
  • Maintain good eating habits : Eating slowly helps the digestion process and also stimulates the brain to think that the body is being satiated, which avoids excessive consumption of calories. Add more raw foods to meals, citrus fruits and natural products rich in fiber.

According to nutritionologist Tamara Mazaracki , the idea of ​​detox should be included in a healthy lifestyle, accompanied by changes in meals, lifestyle and physical exercise. Not just diets and juices.

“Detox is a lifestyle: don’t smoke, don’t use drugs, exercise regularly, drink in moderation and eat a balanced and healthy diet like the Mediterranean diet, with wholegrain and unprocessed foods, including meat, fish, eggs, olive oil, cheeses, natural yoghurt, salads, vegetables, beans, seeds, nuts and fruits”, recommends the nutrologist.

Ellie Lauderdale

My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .

I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.

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