ABC stands for Apple, Carrot and Beetroot. Three when combined forms a fabulous ‘detox drink’. This drink is also known as the Miracle Drink. It was tried out initially by a Chinese herbalist to treat lung cancer and other diseases, and from then it is widely used across globe. The fact that it is made using three super foods, is mostly available round the year and not very expensive makes it a favorite among health enthusiast. Also it tastes good.
But before I head into the benefits of ABC drink and its preparation, let me brief you that ‘detox’ is not a fad, but a must.
Why Detox your Body ?
We live in an environment filled with toxic elements. From food we eat, to water we drink, everything is polluted. Many of these toxins were nonexistent 30 years ago. This includes herbicides, pesticides, industrial chemicals and food preservatives. They enter our bodies through the food we eat, water we drink and air we breathe. Once these toxins reach our body, they get trapped in our organs and tissues. It would be surprising to know that on an average an adult body contains over 700 chemicals. Some of these chemicals can even pass from mothers to babies in womb. It’s disturbing to learn that most newborn babies have over 200 chemicals already in their bodies, even before they are exposed to real world. Over years these toxins impact health, reduce immunity, affect growth, cause neurological problems and eventually may lead to the development of chronic diseases like cancer. However hard we try, we won’t be able to avoid these chemicals completely. So the option available for us is to include detoxification programs as a part of our diet.
What body does ?
The liver utilizes two level system in detoxifying the body of toxic substances
What is Detox Diet ?
Detox, is the short for detoxification. Following Detox diet in a disciplined way is the best, easiest and economical way to get rid of body toxins. The first thing to be understood here is that it’s not ingredients that do the magic, but opting for simple, easy to digest, fiber rich and organic food automatically reduces bodies burden and helps body to remove toxins that got stored in organs, fat tissues and blood. Also the feeling of being more energetic and light could also be coming from opting for simple fruits and vegetable smoothies loaded with vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants. Detox diet comes in the form of juice or raw food or 3 days to 21 day long diet plan. Although one would come across many detox diet, till date there are no clinical reports to support the use of these diets.
Let me come back to ABC Detox Drink
Benefits of ABC Detox Drink
- A Power drink: It is made from three nutrient rich food – Apple, Beetroot and Carrot. So no doubt it becomes a power drink with vitamins like A, B1, B2, B6, C, E and K and minerals like folate, zinc, copper, iron, calcium, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, niacin, sodium and manganese
- Gives you smooth and soft skin: This drink can improve the looks. It helps to flush out toxins and chemicals and reduces acne, blackheads and blemishes
- Good for Eyes: This juice provides needful amount of vitamin A, which is essential for enhancing vision. The ABC Drink can also help to relax tired eyes
- Helps to lose weight: It is low in glycemic index and super rich in fibers. It can pump the body with required energy without causing weight gain
- Reduce Menstrual pain: It can be used to alleviate menstrual pain
- Good for your Heart: Lutein and beta-carotene present in caarot and beets can help to keep the heart healthy. It also helps in keeping the blood pressure and cholesterol under control
- Positive effect on Brain too: It can improve the cognition and recall ability and also can enhance concentration and attention span
- It can cure Cancer: It is suggested for cancer patients. A Chinese herbalist found that taking the drink daily for 3 months cured his patients from lung cancer.
How to make this Drink:
Red Apple – 1 medium size
Beet Root – 1 medium size
Carrot – 1 medium size
Lemon juice or Honey or mint for taste
- Wash the vegetables and peal the skin of carrot and beet root
- Slice them into small pieces
- Blend them in juice grinder or blender
- Strain it or make it into a smoothie
- Add water to reduce consistency
- Add a spoon full of honey or lemon juice or mint flavor
- Enjoy the drink
When to drink it:
Drink it on empty stomach in the morning for best results
Why I chose this juice:
- Packed with Vitamins and Minerals. I need not resort to multivitamin tablets
- Easy to make. No preparation time and can be stored in fridge (though for best results one must drink it immediately)
- Very economical and ingredients are available round the year
- Tastes good with dash of lemon/mint
Need to wait for some time before I share with you how it impacted me health wise…….