Warm lemon and cayenne pepper water are natural detoxifying remedy. They both help to boost the immune system.
Since i like everything about detox, I trust in gentle boosting your body detox pathways and with a food-based slant.
Oh Yes, you can still eat and detox! (And eat and lose weight at the same time, for that matter.) YUMMY!
Nevertheless, consuming a warm glass of water with fresh-squeezed lemon juice and cayenne pepper is what I normally do every morning to give my body’s detoxification pathways it needs to boost the metabolism.
So how does it work?
Health Benefit Of Lemon and cayenne pepper.
Both are great at giving the body’s detox pathways, digestion, and metabolism a boost.
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The vitamin C in lemon flushes out unwanted materials and toxins from the body. Lemons are also loaded with antioxidants and electrolytes like potassium, calcium, and magnesium. This tart fruit is also known to stimulate the liver’s natural enzymes by helping to oxygenate the body.
The digestive power of lemon juice also bestow to relieving symptoms of indigestion, like heartburn, belching and bloating.
Due to the fact that proper digestion is absolutely critical to a healthy body, this drink is a perfect way to set the stage for a day of healthy digestion.
Lemon helps to neutralize the body’s pH by making it more alkaline. pH imbalance has been attributed to numerous disorders as well as chronic illness.
Lemons rise the rate of urination in the body. hence toxins are released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy. The citric acid in lemons helps boost enzyme function, which stimulates the liver and aids in detoxification of the body.
The cayenne pepper stimulates the circulatory system by opening the capillaries and thus helps to regulate blood sugar level. The digestive tissues of lemon juice also helps to relieving symptoms of indigestion, like heartburn, belching and bloating. It can also increase your body temperature and speed up your metabolism.
NOTE: Ensure you always buy non-irradiated cayenne pepper and all spices because irradiation can lower the health benefits!
Notwithstanding, lemon and cayenne pepper have achieved quite a bit of fame thanks to “The Master Cleanse” — a process that involves consuming water, lemon, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup for some days to detox and achieve fast weight loss (no, it doesn’t sound very pleasant to me either!) — you don’t need to do this drastic cleanse in order to reap the rewards.
I tried a ”little master cleanse” every morning.
It’s such a super simple addition to your health and wellness routine and a great way to start the day off on the right foot.
So here’s what I do: sometime after waking but before eating breakfast, I warm some water (slightly warmer than body temperature but not hot), juice half a lemon directly in the glass using a wooden citrus reamer, and top it off with a few sprinkles of non-irradiated cayenne pepper (since, again, the process of irradiation reduces the nutritional profile and natural medicinal properties of herbs and spices, and we don’t want that!). Lastly, I mix everything together and chug*. I did this with a half glass of ordinary water, and waited for 15-30 minutes before eating breakfast to let the drink work its magic.
You can use a glass drinking straw with this drink to keep the acidic lemon from wearing away my tooth enamel. If you decided to try this practice, I highly recommended these straws to you. Unlike plastic straws, they will not leech any harmful chemicals.
Looking at all of these incredible benefits, why wouldn’t you start your day with a cup of warm cayenne lemon water in the morning? The cleansing and healing effects they contain will have a positive effects on your health in the long run. Although, it is crucial to note that lemon juice can damage the enamel of your teeth. It is better to brush your teeth first and then drink the lemon water. Additionally, you can use a straw to drink your lemon water and rinse your mouth with water after you finish.