Here is my Recipe for Spicy Detox Lemonade
In a 16 to 20 ounce glass mix
1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1/8 tsp Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Ginger
1/4 cup Organic Lemon Juice
Liquid Stevia for a bit of Sweetness to taste
Then fill the rest with filtered water and stir! Then drink as desired. You may need to stir often to keep the spices mixed in and to keep the spices from floating to top or sinking to bottom of cup.
There are many benefits to the spices and other ingredients used in the Spicy Detox Lemonade. Each ingredient helps you get your body in peak working condition and helps your body to help detoxify itself efficiently.
Ingredient #1 Cayenne Pepper: Cayenne Pepper has "Capsaicin" which is what produces the heat in the pepper. Capsaicin is know to help with heart health, increase metabolism, kill cancers cells, heal ulser, and detoxify the body by increasing circulation. You can find many naturopathic doctors who talk about the benefits of Cayenne. There have been some pretty amazing stories on what Cayenne can do for you. Lower cholesterol is a great advantage of it too.
Ingredient #2 Cinnamon: Cinnamons greatest benefit in the detox is it's ability to regulate blood sugar. This can help you to feel more at ease during any detox program by keeping your bold sugar steady and helping to keep away the mood swings that come with low and high blood sugars. Another great benefit of Cinnamon is anti-fungal properties that help to regulate the yeast in your body and get rid of extra yeast which can keep your body unhealthy. If you are looking for these health benefits contact your doctor or naturopath to see how much you should ingest. Cinnamon can be toxic if taken too much so it is always best to check with a doctor but it has been used for thousands of years for its many health benefits.
Ingredient #3 Ginger: Ginger is most known for its properties that help it ease nausea and heartburn. It is often taken in the form of ginger ale and tea by pregnant people, people who are ill and by people who get car, sea or air sick. Did you know that it has the added benefits of being an anti-inflammatory as well a helpful herb in cancer prevention? Ginger is great to help your body work well and helps with pain as well. Again always check with a doctor or naturopath to see how much you should take if you are using it for medicinal purposes.
Ingredient #4 Lemon Juice: We all know that lemon juice is high in vitamin c and works as a diuretic in the body which can help with detoxification. The reason this can help is that toxins attach themselves to water and hide around fat cells. This cause the common effect of cellulite that is most visible in women but still happens often in men. What is not commonly known is that Lemon also has anti-bacterial properties as well as its ability to help with high blood pressure and depression. Lemon juice is also known to help with liver function and helps flush toxins out of your body by helping your digestive system work better! Consult a naturopath for how much will help in your specific situation.
Ingredient #5 Stevia: I use a natural pure form of Stevia that is liquid for my Spicy Detox Lemonade. Stevia has been used for years in South America and Asian to help those with high blood pressure and diabetes. Stevia is a sweet herb that can naturally sweeten your drink. Some people think that the Stevia you find in little packets in the store are the same as natural... it is not... if it has additives then avoid it. Instead look for any pure form of Stevia. That way you will know you are using a safe herb rather then an over processed chemical which only adds to toxicity. If you absolutely can't find Stevia try a small amount of honey or maple syrup.
Ingredient #6 Filtered water: Water is so important in detoxification! Your body is made mostly of water and you need to replace the water that has built up toxins in it with healthy good water!
I drink several glasses of my Spicy Detox Lemonade while doing a detox fast. This time I am having only Spicy Detox Lemonade and water for 3 days just so I can jump start the detoxification and help my bodies metabolism to be boosted.
God has created all these wonderful spices and food for us to use to heal our bodies from the inside out. Needless to say organic is better because then you aren't adding toxins back in.
It is a personal choice how long and how exclusively you want to do this detox. I would not do this form for more then three days. It is important that before starting any detox that you find out if it is safe for you. Take you detox plan to your doctor and ask what is best for you. I am not a doctor so none of this should be taken without your doctors help and advice!
A few extra bonuses and uses for Spicy Detox Lemonade!
In the winter try it warmed up at night after your meal. Not only will it aid in detox but it will also help digestion!
Got a cold? Make up some Spicy Detox Lemonade! It will help to loosen phlegm and give you some decongestion!
Soar throat... try it warmed up or gargle with it!