The Lemon drink
Lemons boast high levels of vitamin C which is a natural antioxidant that acts to balance out free radicals in the body. Free radicals are the by-product that builds up lemon detox after consuming too many processed and refined foods and can be very damaging to the body. Drinking a glass of water with freshly squeezed lemon juice each morning will cleanse your system and boost your immune system. These are just some of the reasons lemons come out on top in detox programs. Long-term benefits include glowing skin, increased energy and a healthy digestive system.
Combining lemon with cayenne pepper will allow you to up your intake of vitamin c, niacin, magnesium and calcium. Cayenne pepper has similar properties to lemons, in that it also cleanses the system and offers antioxidant properties.
Here is my simple formula for a drink that you should have first thing when you wake up.
THE LEMON JUICE DETOX DRINK RECIPE
-Fresh Juice of 1⁄2 Lemon or Lime
-Slice of Ginger
-2 Tablespoons of organic grade B maple syrup or honey (optional)
-Small pinch of ground cayenne pepper (optional)
-1⁄2 a pint of filtered water
The ginger and cayenne pepper both work simultaneously to stimulate your digestive system and boost your metabolism. The lemon juice is a great cleanser and is also full of essential vitamins and nutrients.
Many of my patients have reported feeling more energised, fewer skin problems and allergies from the cleansing properties of this drink.
While it might take some time to adapt your current diet to include the suggestions above, it all comes down to habit. Once you incorporate healthier, more fulfilling foods into your breakfast and reap in the benefits, it will become easier to put the time aside to make a healthy breakfast, rather than opting for takeaway breakfasts.
Remember: Never drop the whole lemon, peel and all, into your glass of water. By the time that lemon gets to you, many have touched it, and many chemicals are on it,
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Health and Wellness Associates