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Morning Lemon Detox

Drink first thing in the morning and make this a daily morning habit.

Ingredients (serves 1): 12-16 ounces of water, warm 1/2 fresh lemon, juiced 1/8 cayenne pepper

Directions:

  1. Boil 4 ounces of water.

  2. After the water boils, pour into a cup with 8 ounces of room temperature water.

  3. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze it into the water.

  4. Measure 1/8 tsp of cayenne pepper and sprinkle it into the water.

  5. Stir the water, lemon, and cayenne pepper together.

Drink this through a glass or metal straw so that your teeth are not exposed to the acid of the lemon. Drink at least 12 ounces followed by another 8 ounces of filtered water before you eat or drink anything else. Drinking lemon water on an empty stomach provides a stimulant to the liver, your main detoxifying organ in the body. The liver is most active in the morning, and the lemon helps speed up the elimination of toxins. Lemon is known to stimulate the liver’s natural enzymes by helping to oxygenate the body. Lemon also stimulates the secretion of gastric juices, aiding the digestion of your breakfast that will follow. Lemon, though acidic, helps to neutralize the body’s pH by making it alkaline.

Cayenne pepper stimulates the circulatory system by opening capillaries, aids digestion, and helps regulate blood sugar. Combining cayenne pepper with the lemon increases the detoxifying effect and raises the temperature of your body which increases your metabolism.

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