Best 3-day Detox Cleanses for Every Health Goal
How do you know which one really works for you? We hear about cleanses all the time. They promise your weight loss, glowing skin and instant energy. But in today’s show, Dr. Oz gives us his top three picks and they are the best health cleanses for every health goal. His ranking is based on the following criteria: easy to do, popular and no buy-back signs. These cleanses work for anyone , anytime of the year.
A) 3-Day Cleanse Recipes
Michelle lost 4 pounds in 3 days with this delicious and easy cleanse. But the rules must be followed before it can be effective:
- No solids for 3 days.
- Must include healthy fats.
- Drink 3 liquid meals and unlimited lemon water –all day long.
1) Lemon Water Preparation
Drinking lemon water is a great way to kick start your metabolism and it helps you begin your day with new vitality. You can make this recipe to your liking and just add as many, or as few, lemon slices as your taste buds desire. A warm cup of lemon is a good swap during the cleanse for those who enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning.
The ingredients are 1 cup of water and 4 slices of lemon. Then, you heat a cup of water and add slices of lemon. You can drink this throughout the day while you’re in your cleanse.
2) Typical Breakfast
Take your blender and put in vanilla extract, almond butter, unsweetened coconut milk, and protein powder. Blend it and you will get a thick, rich and satisfying breakfast drink.
3) Typical Lunch
Blend together avocado, pear, ginger root, lime and coconut water for your liquid lunch.
4) Typical Snack
This snack is a delicate mix of sweet and savory flavors. Blend up a mid-afternoon treat to keep you satisfied until dinner time. In addition to its exciting flavor, this drink is packed with nutrients and vibrant colors. The ingredients are a handful of spinach, 1 cup of water, 1 celery stalk, 1 cucumber, 1/2 lemon, and 1/2 apple. Blend all these until smooth. Then you’ll have your healthy snack that will keep you energized until the next meal.
5) Typical Dinner
A chockfull of vegetables, this dinner option is full of vitamins and minerals. Get rid of the bad stuff and spoon in the good. This soup can be eaten at room temperature or warm- either way it is delectable. The ingredients are two 1/2 cups organic vegetable broth, 1/2 cup carrots, 1 cup spinach and 1/4 cup cilantro. Blend in all ingredients until smooth.
Over medium heat, stir the soup until heated through completely. When ready, enjoy your healthy dinner. These recipes are not solid but it’s got fiber and you end up satisfied. They are loaded with protein, so you wouldn’t feel hungry. You will repeat these menus for another two days to complete your 3-day cleanse.
B) 3-Day Skin Detox Cleanse
Our next guest talks about how she frequently struggles with dry skin and pimples, and how she uses concealer make-ups to blend in everything. She used to wear sunglasses and scarf to cover her face. But now, she walks around confidently and no longer hides her face. This drink had given her a radiant glow that made her face the world better.
The rules to follow are:
- Don’t do any dairy
- No carbs
- Swap out one meal per day for this juice
The ingredients for your juice are 1 whole bell pepper, 3 carrots, squeeze in half a lemon, medium cucumber, apple and lots of water. And blend these all together.
Swap out any meal for three days alternately. It can be lunch, breakfast or dinner, but ultimately it works better in breakfasts. You won’t feel hungry because it is a healthy and rich drink that will set the tone for the rest of the day. And it’s very satisfying. In about 2 or 3 days, you immediately see the result in your skin. You can do this once a month if you so desire.
Dr. Oz then asks dermatologist Dr. Diane Berson what she thinks of this drink. Dr. Berson explains, “It can certainly make the skin look better. The cleanse contains very healthy fruits and vegetables that are loaded with anti-oxidants, such as vit C and E, and beta carotene. And we know that anti-oxidants counteract oxidative damage and free radical stress – and these all contribute to the development of inflammation… And inflammation is certainly involved in the development of acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, even premature aging of the skin… So, having this cleanse in addition to good skin care, sun protection, and whatever your dermatologist recommends, I think it’s going to translate into better skin and healthy looking skin.”
C) Whole Food Energy Boost Cleanse
This cleanse was created by Dr. Mark Hyman, (author of the 10-Day Detox Diet Cookbook and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine). Our guest, who talks about using this cleanse, is a busy mom who doesn’t even have time to eat breakfast sometimes. The rules to follow are:
- Swap out breakfast
- No carbs for 10 days
- No caffeine for 10 days
Try giving up caffeine for 10 days and keep your metabolism all day long. Try to see how good you can feel with this energy boost cleanse shake. Just blend these ingredients: blueberries, cranberries, lemon, almond and coconut butter, pumpkin and chia seeds, walnuts, avocado and almond milk. This is a super mix of amazing food with great ingredients that will power up your brain and boost your energy.
Our busy mom says that the effect is similar to re-programming yourself. It’s hard to ditch the coffee, but once you feel better with this, you don’t want the caffeine anymore. This energy shake gives you all the energy boost you need to start your day healthy.
These cleanses have definitely made Dr. Oz’s cut for an effective cleanse for all people of all ages. These recipes are tried and tested, and highly recommended. Trying the healthy stuff wouldn’t hurt, so why not cleanse your toxins away?