Lately I’ve been starting out every morning with a big glass filled with water, lemon juice and cayenne pepper. It’s kind of like the master cleanse lemonade, but with no sweetener. When I drink it, I feel like I start my day with a clearing dose of detoxifying goodness and it helps my kidneys which are extremely taxed at the moment due to all my detoxing from Lyme.
Drinking spicy water may sound gross to you, but with the lemon, you’ll actually start loving it. I’ll admit, the first time I did it, I put way too much cayenne in there. Now, I just add a pinch, and I love it.
Here’s why it works well at detoxing:
Lemon juice and cayenne pepper both have anti-fungal, immune boosting, and detoxification properties.
Lemon juice is great for digestion, destroying bacteria and cleansing the system – it supports the liver and kidneys to get rid of toxins.
Cayenne pepper increases metabolism, stimulates the circulatory system, aids digestion, helps regulate blood sugar and more.
Put them together and you have a very powerful cleansing drink!
- About 24 oz of water
- Juice from 1/2 lemon
- Pinch of cayenne
So give it a try! It may become part of your new morning routine. Just stay near a toilet for a little while cause it will make you go!
Do you have a favorite cleansing morning beverage?