Detox (or skin cleansing) has come a long way from its roots. Back in the 1970s when Detox became a “thing”, every fad diet in town wanted some of the action. Fast-forward half a century, and skin-cleansing (or detoxing) has become an essential part of our diets and lifestyles.
This skin-cleansing recipe is great for summer salads, or fresh over baked potatoes. Use as an added topping on meat dishes or throw into stir-fry’s to create a yummy, power-packed, energy-boosting dressing that removes toxins while you eat.
We take a look at the Correxiko Get Your Glow On Salad Dressing, and list the health benefits of each ingredient so you know what you’re getting. If you’d rather just skip to the recipe, click here.
Packed with vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and beta carotene, carrots have some amazing health benefits, which include:
- Immune booster (vitamin C and other antioxidants)
- Keeps hair stronger, thicker and shinier (keratin)
- Creates glowing skin (beta carotene)
- Prevents wrinkles (vitamin A)
- Nourishes dry skin (potassium)
- Reduces skin blemishes (drink the juice or apply the pulp directly)
- Protects your teeth from cavities and plaque buildup (keratin and vitamin A)
Just like carrots, avocados are stuffed full of goodness, too. Rich in fatty acids, avocado oil is packed with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, D, and E. Here are just some of the great skin benefits avocado oil can offer you:
- Moisturizes and nourishes (vitamin E, potassium, and lecithin)
- Relieves inflammation from dermatitis (antioxidants and vitamins A, D, and E)
- Treats acne and pimples
- Keeps skin hydrated
- Accelerated wound healing (essential fatty acids and oleic acid)
- Promotes collagen synthesis
- Treats sunburn and protects the skin from harmful UV rays (antioxidants, vitamin E, beta carotene, vitamin D, protein, lecithin, and essential fatty acids)
- Reduces signs of aging and improves elasticity
- Improved health of dry, brittle nails and surrounding skin
- Improves scalp health, helps reduce dandruff, and dry, flaky scalp
What makes this ingredient great though is the fact that you can use the inside of an avocado peel to moisturize your face.
Avocado oil has many other health benefits and can help manage several health issues such as diabetes type 2 and high cholesterol, and could reduce oxidative and kidney damage. Avocado oil was also found to lower risks of developing some cancers, minimizing flare-ups in autoimmune skin diseases, promotes healing and cell regeneration, aids in eliminating microbial infections, and reduces systemic inflammation. Oleic acid may also help reduce inflammation or arthritic pain.
Apple cider vinegar
The health benefits or uses of apple cider vinegar (consisting of acetic acid and citric acid) continue to grow as more and more people discover this humble flavoring agent. Nutritional components of apple cider vinegar include pectin, a range of B vitamins, biotin, folic acid, niacin, calcium, and more.
Here are a few good reasons to keep apple cider vinegar handy:
- It helps to control blood sugar levels, is anti-bacterial, prevents infection, and helps reduce blood pressure
- It reduces high cholesterol levels, regulates pH levels, aids in detox, and improves cardiovascular health
- It treats dandruff, soothes insect bites, relieves sunburn, and helps treat dyspepsia
- It relieves leg cramps, diminishes signs of aging, and increases hairs’ natural shine
Ginger has many health benefits, and adding it to your diet has been said to improve upset stomachs, joint pain, nausea, sore throats, or cold and flu symptoms. A perennial herb native to China and India, and known as a root, ginger is actually the stem of the plant and grows underground. Ginger is also reputed to have analgesic, sedative, antipyretic, and antibacterial effects, as well as being an antioxidant.
While ginger has a strong, sharp twang to it and may not be to everyone’s taste, so you may want to add a little honey to your mixture before you drink it.
The most common benefits of ginger include:
- Settles upset stomach
- Great for digestive health, protecting and healing the gut
- Reduces wind, bloating, and cramps
- Awakens the taste buds and restores appetite
- Alleviates constipation, vomiting, and acidity
- Protects the gastric lining against acidity
- Lowers bad cholesterol levels
- Fights Inflammation, headaches, and menstrual pains
- Lowers medication intake in osteoarthritis
- Eases joint pain
- Protects against tooth sensitivity, unhealthy gums or gum disease
- Lowers risk of heart disease
The active compounds in ginger have also been known to ease morning sickness, car sickness, and nausea associated with chemotherapy.
Tamari Shoyu is a Japanese sauce made with fermented soybeans. Thicker in consistency, tamari sauce is ideal for dipping, cooking, and sprinkling. Add tamari to stews, marinades, soups, stir-fries, or Asian dishes.
Tamari is also vegan and gluten-free. Use tamari straight from the bottle to add salt flavor and extra nutrients to food.
Pressed from the liquid that drains from fermented soybean paste as it ages, tamari sauce differs from soy sauce which is made of a fermented mix of soybeans.
As tamari is loaded with umami it can also be used to add a meaty flavor to vegetarian and vegan food. Umami is the “flavor” present in beef, aged cheese, cooked mushrooms, dried fish, and tomato paste.
Umami is one of the five basic tastes in food, namely bitter, sweet, umami, sour, and salt. If asked, umami smacks of savory dishes like hearty festive meals do.
Tamari is full of nutritional benefits, including manganese, peptides, polysaccharides, and oligosaccharides (which improve cardiovascular and digestive health, and boost your immune system).
Known as Spanish or purple onions, red onions are sweet and mild to the taste. A superfood, both red and white onions provide roughly 10% of your vitamin C RDA (recommended daily allowance), but red onions are considered the healthier variety.
Red onions contain higher antioxidant compound amounts, higher amounts of flavonols and at least 25 different anthocyanins. Red onions are a more-effective natural blood thinner as they contain higher amounts of flavonoids or antioxidants. than white onions. Both red and white onions meet the 2% calcium RDA, and red onions meet an additional 2% iron RDA.
Red onions contain phytochemicals, which boost your immune system. Red onion is also rich in vitamins B6 and K, where phytochemicals stimulate vitamin C in the body. The digestive tract gets a major boost due to its high fiber content, (which helps to prevent constipation). Red onions are rich in manganese, folate, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and thiamine.
Quercetin, the red onion’s active antioxidant, helps reduce the spread of cancer and could lower your risk of stomach cancer by as much as 50%. Quercetin and allicin also have significant benefits for those with high blood pressure, and could reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke, has anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties, and is great for treating acne.
Red onion is especially beneficial to diabetics, thanks to chromium, which slows and controls sugar release. Red onion is also a low-glycemic food (glycemic index of just 10), contains only 11 calories per ounce, and is fat-free.
Nutritionists everywhere agree that garlic has some incredible health benefits, which include a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, improved flexibility of blood vessels, and gastrointestinal conditions (thanks to sulfur).
An allium vegetable, garlic shares nutritional benefits with onions, leeks, chives, shallots, and scallions. Alliums are known for their manganese, vitamins B and C, copper, selenium, phosphorus, and calcium. An antioxidant, garlic plays a vital role in healthy joints, overall bone health, and connective tissue health. It is also critical to oxygen-related metabolism.
Recent studies indicate that garlic may be beneficial in regulating blood sugar in type 2 diabetes.
- 1 carrot, peeled and cut into small cubes
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp ginger powder
- 2 tsp tamari sauce
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/4 cup water
Get Your Glow On by adding 2 scoops of Correxiko’s Bovine Collagen Peptides powder to your recipe.
Combine all ingredients in a blender and drizzle over your favorite salad, vegetable, pasta, rice, or meat dish. Once prepared, this recipe stores for up to a week in the refrigerator.
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