One of the most common reasons that people have difficulty losing weight is that due to their digestive issues. If your gut is unhealthy, the rest of your body will suffer, including your metabolism. So if you want to lose weight or improve your health, the first place to start is with your gut.
By drinking fresh juices with ingredients known to help cleanse your system, you can flush your body of harmful bacteria and begin restoring your digestive health. Consider following a juice cleanse, with the following three juice drinks, or replace one meal per day with one of the juices below.
1. Cucumber And Cilantro Juice
This first juice drink is packed with nutrients that are beneficial for your liver, kidneys, and digestive system. The combination of green vegetables is excellent for cleaning out the digestive system, boost energy, and kill harmful bacteria. Juice all of the following ingredients, except for the Aloe vera. Once you have juiced the ingredients, stir in the Aloe vera:
- 1 cucumber
- 1 jicama
- A handful of cilantro
- 1 lime
- 1-inch of ginger root
- 2 ounces of Aloe vera (optional)
2. Minty Cucumber Juice Drink
With the minty cucumber juice drink, you will find a couple of ingredients that help add beneficial gut bacteria—fennel and cucumber. The inclusion of lemon, ginger, and mint will help to flush your system. To make this drink, peel the lemon and then put all the following ingredients through your juicer:
- ½ head of fennel
- 1 cucumber
- 2 handfuls of mint leaves
- 1 inch of fresh ginger root
- ½ lemon
3. Papaya Smoothie
This tasty papaya smoothie is so rich with fiber and acts like an intestinal “broom” to sweep out the digestive tract. To make a papaya juice drink, combine the following ingredients in your juicer:
- ½ a small papaya
- 1 banana
- 1 lemon wedge
To begin restoring the health of your digestive system, follow a three-day juicing regimen. Replace one of your meals with any of the above drinks. You may also want to take a probiotic each morning, to add healthy bacteria to your gut.
Every cell in your body is affected by the health of your gut. If you have had trouble losing weight or experienced any digestive issues, these juices may be beneficial for you.