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Beet lemon and ginger post-Thanksgiving detox tonic

This beet lemon and ginger post-Thanksgiving detox tonic is the perfect drink to get rid of toxins from those heavy holiday meals.

Thanksgiving is a time for indulging in our favorite traditional foods. While it is an honored tradition for families in the U.S., it is important to get rid of the toxins that may accumulate from these foods.

Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients in this beet lemon and ginger post-Thanksgiving detox tonic.

Apples:
Like many fruits and vegetables, apples contain compounds called polyphenols. These compounds work as antioxidants, protecting the cells from the effects of oxidative stress. They are also high in fiber.

Beets:
They contain pigments called betalin, which support the body’s natural detoxification process.

Ginger:
This potent herb helps improve digestion and gets rid of toxins the gut. A study published in the journal Metabolism shows that ginger helps reduce feelings of hunger, so you eat less and lose weight.

Kale:
It is an excellent source of two powerful antioxidants called carotenoids and flavonoids. These antioxidants protect our bodies from harmful oxidative stress.  They also contain important flavonoids like kaempferol and quercitin, which it thought to kill certain types of cancer cells.

Lemons:
These tangy citrus fruits have diuretic properties, meaning they help flush out toxins through urine.

Directions:

Process the following ingredients in a juicer:

1 beetroot
2 large carrots
1/2 a lemon, peeled
3 stalks of celery
1 cup of kale, chopped
1 apple
1-inch piece of ginger

Make sure ingredients are organic
Enjoy this beet lemon and ginger post-Thanksgiving detox tonic! 

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