We are exposed to many toxins and chemicals every day. What we eat can carry tons of toxins and chemicals but that is not the only source of toxins we are facing. The air we breathe has toxins due to smog, air quality, factories, and so much more. Inside air is even worse with toxins in our flooring, furniture, cleaning supplies, air freshers, and even candles. How are we supposed to keep away from all these toxins? You can work on having a more clean and healthy home and diet but it is still good to cleanse your body by detoxing from all the chemicals.
I made this drink to help with a host load of issues from immunity boosting, detoxing, blood pressure control, liver cleanse, and allergy issues. I use organic lemons, Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar, cayenne pepper, and turmeric. These together pack a serious health boosting benefit that is amazing.
Here are the benefits of each item included in my super detox drink:
Lemon juice helps balance blood sugar and has an alkaline effect on your body helping to regulate ph. The Vitamin C is a super antioxidant that helps fight free radicals, prevents cancer, and boosts your immune system. People that consume higher amounts of vitamin C, in lemons, has a lower risk of getting asthma. Lemons have an antioxidant called, D-Limonene, which helps cleanse the liver. It’s important to cleanse the liver regularly cause your liver is your body’s filtration system.
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is full of enzymes and good bacteria that help strengthen your gut flora. It contains acetic acid which kills pathogens, including bad bacteria. ACV has also been shown to manage blood sugar which helps type II diabetics. This super vinegar also boosts your heart health by lowering cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Vinegar can also help lower your risk of cancer and weight loss.
Cayenne Pepper is a super spice that has anti-cold and flu effects, prevents headaches, and relieves allergies. This spice can boost heart health such as regulating blood pressure, preventing blood clots which helps lower your risk of stroke or heart attack. Cayenne can also help your body detox from toxins and chemicals by increasing the pulse of our lymphatic and digestive systems. The hot spice allows our body to be heated and even sweat due to this process detoxification occurs. Combined with lemon also boosts this detox benefits.
Turmeric is a super antioxidant that has been used for thousands of years to fight infections, reduce inflammation, prevent cancer, and help the digestive tract. Turmeric or curcumin is also an antioxidant that contains free radicals which encourage cell growth and protection from cancer. This mighty antioxidant can also encourage digestive health by reducing indigestion issues. Studies have shown that turmeric can stop the buildup of plaque that block arteries and lead to heart attack or stroke.
Erin’s Super Detox Drink
1/2 organic lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Dash of cayenne and turmeric
Water (hot and cold)
1. Boil water.
2. Pour hot water into mug (I like to pour about half way and then add cold water). This will allow you to drink right away and not kill the health benefits of the ACV and lemon juice.
3. Squeeze in lemon juice and pour ACV in warm water.
4. Dash cayenne and turmeric and stir with a spoon.
Best when on an empty stomach. Enjoy! :O)
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