I can feel it in my body. The sluggish icky not right feeling everywhere. From my muscles to my brain and down to my intestines. BLAH! With the recent uncovering that I may be in the battle against melanoma again, I am on the search for a detox. A detox well over due. Here are my stage 1 findings. Detox Tea.
First thing in the morning hot tea
When I first awake in the morning I will immediately drink 16oz of water that I keep at my bed side. This totally helps my body hydrate first thing in the mornings.
When I'm ready I set my tea pot on to boil and prepare my green tea according to package. I add in a tsp of cranberry concentrate, a cap full of apple cider vinegar, and a squeeze of a lemon. Then I drink it as fast as I can cause it is very tart. About 30 min later, I eat.
Matcha Ceremonial Green Tea. This green tea is among one of the most concentrated. It can be very pricey but only takes a small amount. About .5 tsp in 4oz of hot fresh boiled water. The health benefits of green tea are astounding. Aside from the fat fighting benefits that are commonly known in todays market, this is not my agenda. You can be thin or fit all you want but if the inside of your body isn't healthy than there really is no point. Green tea is infused with catechins. Catechin is a strong antioxidant. Along with other huge benefits, this is my number one reason at this season in my life for using green tea.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar or ACV, not only contains Catechin but it also has very useful for your body. It can alkalize your body or level out the acidity if the alkalization is too high. Having a perfectly balanced alkalize to acid ratio is uber important for your health. Not that's a cool super food! I love this article that explains ACV in better detail, you can find it here. Along with ACV, my next ingredient also promotes the body to alkalize.
Lets just get this out right now, lemons are fantastic! If you use essential oils at all, you already know this. We just learned about this in history actually. The pilgrims on the Mayflower survived the trip without scurvy from the lemon juice they brought on board. Along with alkalizing properties, lemons are super high in vitamin C, an antioxidant which fights the formation of free radicals that cause cancer. Drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning flushes the kidneys and liver and gives them a good start for your day. Plus lemons are super duper yummy! Lemons are my must have ingredient for my green tea detox drink.
Cranberry Concentrate (no sugar just pure organic cranberry) is a little gem. It is very tart but makes you feel so good. After a few times drinking it, it gets better, I promise. Cranberry contains good amounts of salicylic acid. Salicylic acid reduces swelling and increases blood flow. Once thought as a treatment for UTI, it goes way beyond that. the risk of
*I am not a health care professional, just someone wanting to share what works for me and my journey for it.*
Welcome! Marie is a wife, mother of two teens, and a fur baby. Marie and her family live in the north-central US. She is a homeschool Momma, avid outdoors man, and is disciplined in the study of Jewish and Christian Scriptures along with Hebrew and Greek dialect. Marie has been asked for years to share herself, so, welcome to Marie' life:)