Ok, you probably thought charcoal was more about grilling those cuts of meat on your Sunday poolside BBQs, and less about the hangover the morning after. But more and more, people are turning to the dark side for its health benefits. Historically, charcoal tablets have been used for when you have an iffy stomach (yeah, food poisoning from that dodgy street-side stall. Mm-hmm), it seems that this nifty, carbon by-product has loads of other uses.
Read on to see the ways charcoal can be good for you.
Good for your gut
Again, activated charcoal comes to the rescue when it comes to giving your tummy a good cleanse. It even helps with hangovers!
Yet experts say it seems to be more effective when taken in small doses. Taken once a week is great, and since it has strong binding properties, don’t mix with high nutrient juices as you may lose those nutrients.
Don’t forget to drink up, as charcoal can be dehydrating.