Starting your day with a warm glass of lemon water (and a dash of cayenne!) is a simple ritual that you can incorporate into your life without much effort and still reap an abundance of health benefits.
Warm lemon water provides a super stimulant to the liver, helping it to safely eliminate toxins that would otherwise be trapped in your digestive system for a longer period of time.
Keeping your liver (your main detoxing organ) and your digestive system clean helps your body prevent disease. Combining the cayenne with the lemon increases the detoxing effect and raises your body temperature which will in turn increase your metabolism. Drinking this combination, first thing every morning on an empty stomach will cleanse your body every single day safely and naturally.
Juice of half a lemon (you can work your way up to a full lemon!)
Dash of cayenne
Cup of warm water
* It is important to note that when lemon juice comes in direct contact with your teeth it can ruin the enamel. Therefore, it's best to drink lemon water through a straw and to thoroughly rinse out your mouth afterwards.
Additional health benefits of adopting this simple ritual include:
Excellent source of vitamin C, citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorous an magnesium.
The potassium content helps to nourish brain and nerve cells.
Helps cure the common cold, and prevents the growth and multiplication of the "bad" bacteria in our gut which cause infections and disease.
It is of immense benefit to the skin and it prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne.
Contains pectin fibre which is very beneficial for colon health.
As lemons are exceptionally alkaline, they balance and maintain pH levels in the body. When our pH balance tips toward the acidic side of the spectrum - which is extremely common with today's diet - we are vulnerable to a variety of health problems. Not to mention that graying hair, wrinkling, and sagging skin are all also worsened be acid in your body. Eeeeek!
Helps to maintain the health of eyes and fights against eye problems.
Helps to reduce pain and inflammation in joints and knees because it dissolves uric acid.
Strengthens the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute.
Aids in digestion through the production of digestive juices and the production of bile, (bile is critical for proper digestion and the absorption of fat soluble vitamins in the small intestine).
Beginning and maintaining this simple habit will have lasting cleansing and healing effects on your health.