Drinks To Make Before Bed To Support Your Liver And Burn Fat All Night Long

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Detoxification occurs best while we are asleep because that’s when the body starts to rebuild and regenerate its tissues. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the liver, which represents the main detoxification organ, functions optimally between 1 am and 3 am. That’s why these detox drinks are so beneficial!

Therefore, we need to ensure that proper conditions are present for effective detoxification to occur. One requirement for proper detoxification is that we are actually sound asleep well before this time.

Another requirement is that we have enough blood and bodily fluids for the detoxification process so that the body doesn’t become overloaded with harmful substances, which tend to be released as we detox. Proper detoxification can also lead to a healthy metabolism, which can lead not only to a lowered toxic burden but also faster fat burning for those wanting to manage their weight.

There are certain teas and detox drinks you can consume before bedtime that can potentially help with this important bodily function as outlined below

Hearty Soul Edit: It can be helpful to first identify how in need of detox support your body is — you can take this quick quiz to find out

1. Chamomile Tea:

This tea is mildly bitter due to its sesquiterpene lactone content, which helps the liver prime its detoxification pathways. Chamomile is also considered to have a nervine action on the body meaning that it is used to calm the nerves to help us wind down and fall asleep.

Finally, this herb has anti-inflammatory effects which further aid the body in dealing with intermediates of detoxification which can cause higher than normal levels of inflammation in the body.

2. Lemon Water:

This is one of the drinks I routinely recommend to patients to drink throughout the day made by either squeezing fresh lemon in water or by slicing lemons and adding them to a jar of water. If using lemon slices with the peel, ensure you are using organic lemons to avoid pesticide exposure. At night lemon water helps purge toxins out of your blood.

Lemon water works best when it is warm, as cold drinks can cause a shock to the body and take heat from your digestive system to warm up. So help your body in advance by drinking warm fluids.

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