Whether you’ve been eating healthy for years, or you’re just starting out, your body can accumulate toxins and other impurities. A build up of these materials can come from pesticides, foods that contain trans fats, exhaust fumes from cars, or certain chemicals in soda. A good way to combat this build up is to treat your body to a detoxification, or cleanse. There are many detoxifying drinks that you can make to cleanse your body of toxins and impurities. One of the more famous drinks is the lemon Cayenne Pepper detox drink.
When you take the leap to try this detox diet, you’ll be expected to drink anywhere from six to twelve glasses of the mixture every day, for a period of seven to ten days. To get the full benefits of this cleanse, it is recommended that no solid food be consumed, as solid food will hinder the results of the drink. It is OK, however, to consume herbal tea or salt water while on this detox diet.
It is very easy to make this detox drink at home. Here is a step by step guide on how to make the lemon Cayenne pepper detox drink. You’ll want to have the correct ingredients on hand to start out.
To make the lemon cayenne detox drink you’ll need…
- Lemon juice
- Cayenne pepper
- Natural maple syrup
- Filtered water
- You’ll also need a cup or a mug that will hold 10 ounces of water.
Pour five ounces of filtered water into your cup. Use filtered water instead of water from the tap. There can be quite a few impurities in regular tap water. You can use bottled water as an alternative.
Put in two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice into the water. It is best to use the juice from freshly squeezed lemons. It is preferable to use organic lemons. Be sure that no pulp or seeds gets into the mixture. Two tablespoons is roughly equal to half a lemon. It is suggested to never use concentrated lemon juice. You won’t get the full benefits, as concentrated juice contains added sugar and preservatives.
Add in two tablespoons of natural maple syrup to the mixture. This should be organic grade B maple syrup. Make sure it’s genuine maple syrup, and not maple flavored syrup. The maple syrup helps to control hunger, and is a source of energy for the body.
Mix in 1/10 teaspoon of Cayenne pepper. The Cayenne pepper will help speed up your metabolism. Cayenne pepper also helps loosen up mucus, and is a good source of Vitamin B and Vitamin C.
Add in the remaining five ounces of filtered water. Be sure to mix thoroughly.
This recipe is for one serving of the detox drink. If you want to make more servings to have on hand throughout the day, just adjust the amounts of the ingredients accordingly. It is recommended to not store this detox drink for more than 24 hours. It is best to consume the drink when it’s first made to reap all of the benefits. It is OK to consume this drink hot or cold. It depends of which you prefer. You’ll get the same benefits either way.
Now that you know how to make the lemon Cayenne pepper detox drink, you can start cleansing your body of all the impurities and toxins. Along with the elimination of toxins, this detox drink can also cleanse the kidneys and digestive system. It can purify all of the cells and glands in the body. This detox drink can also help eliminate built up material and waste in the muscles and joints. It can relieve irritation and pressure in the arteries, blood vessels, and nerves. This cleansing drink can help with the anti-aging process as well as keep the blood stream of the body healthy.
While taking the lemon Cayenne pepper detox drink, there’s a good chance you will see some weight loss. Especially if you follow the entire detox plan. There’s also a good chance of some weight gain, once the allotted time for the detox is over. It is always best to talk with your doctor before starting any type of diet. When it comes to detox diets, it’s even more important.