Did you know that the liver––which is the body’s primary detoxification system––functions at its best between the hours of 1 AM and 3 AM? Because of this, detoxification happens optimally while we are sound asleep when the body is actively cleansing, rebuilding, and regenerating.
To help your liver to detoxify your body, it’s important to drink enough fluids. After all, more fluids in your body mean your body can “flush” toxins better, eventually being caught by the liver. And when it comes to fluids, drinking more water is great. In fact, it’s your body’s fluid of choice.
However, did you know that there are several teas and other drinks that you can drink right before bedtime that aid your liver in the detoxification process? It’s true. Due to their natural ingredients and cleansing properties, some drinks can help detoxify your liver––while also burning fat.
Let’s take a look at 8 drinks to make before bedtime so you can detox your liver and burn fat––all while you’re sound asleep.
Here are eight bedtime beverages for detoxification:
Commonly used as a bedtime tea already that has relaxing properties, chamomile tea does a lot more than make your eyelids close. Due to the fact that it contains sesquiterpene lactone, it can help your liver in beginning the detoxification process.
Lemon water is an already-popular drink, especially first thing in the morning. However, did you know that lemon water is also perfect right before bed? It’s cleansing properties make it ideal for helping your liver purge toxins from your blood.
Probably one of the least heard of on this list, jujube fruit is an Oriental plant that just so happens to have some detoxification properties. It helps to enhance your body’s detoxification process while promoting fat loss as well. Moreover, jujube fruit helps your brain to relax, which can help you get some especially good sleep while reserving more energy for your liver to use.
Especially in modern times, turmeric tea is a very popular drink that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. In addition to improving immune function, preventing cancer, and managing IBS symptoms, turmeric tea is also a great liver protectant and aid. When enjoyed before bed, the active compounds in turmeric will protect the liver from damage while aiding in the detoxification process.
Even though the dentist demands that we all floss every single day, flossing is just one of those things that society tends to forget about or refuse to do. Let’s face it––forcing a string in between each of your teeth isn’t fun. But it’s necessary. Even if you brush daily, forgetting to floss means excess food and bacteria buildup. This leads to cavities.
Peppermint doesn’t only taste good, but it is also packed with an abundance of essential oils as well, such as menthol and menthone. These oils help to aid digestion and jumpstart the detoxification process––especially if you’ve had a lot to eat.
Made using oat straw (basically the stems of oat plants), oat tea is a highly nutritious and extremely beneficial tea. In addition to providing your body with a load of nutrients, it is also a great aid in firing up the liver detoxification process, which helps your body to rid of more toxins before you wake up in the morning. It tastes so good, too.
Last but certainly not least I need to mention Fenugreek water on this list. Fenugreek water is extremely healthy and rather simple to make. It is made using Fenugreek seeds, which come from a plant that’s commonly used in Indian cuisine. By drinking a glass of Fenugreek water an hour before bed, it helps to support bowel movements while aiding in flushing toxins out of your body.
One thing to keep in mind with detoxification and weight loss is that we require ample amounts of fluids. This is also something the bedtime teas above can help with as they all will add to your daily fluid intake. Also, remember that adequate sleep is essential for proper organ functioning.
Aim to be asleep around 11pm at the latest so that you are well asleep before the 1am time mentioned at the beginning of this article.
Remember: diet and lifestyle changes take time to adjust to and you should be kind to your body by not pushing yourself too hard.