Detox Tip 4. Cleansing Drink
So by now you should be slowly getting a daily routine together of easy things to slot into your lifestyle. Just try to slot in these Detox Tips a week at a time and you should find it easier to create a habit for the long term, rather than trying to do everything at once, and failing. Please refer back to Detox Tip
1, (water)2, (blockers)3, (stimulation)to slowly work into your lifestyle week by week. To understand why you’re doing this for your skin’s benefit, please refer back to my blog“What Has Detox Got to do With Your Skin.”
Cleansing Drink, Hot Lemon-Water Flush.
You need to drink the Hot Lemon-Water Flush first thing each morning, to help complete the cleansing process that has been going on during the night. This drink flushes all the systems of elimination, especially the kidneys, the liver, and the colon. It helps to cleanse waste from the digestive tract and
keep your breath sweet.
250mls of warm, purified water
Juice of 1/2 fresh lemon with white pulp pulverized
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Boil water. Pour 250mls of hot water into cup and add lemon juice and cayenne. You may increase the amount of cayenne gradually
(up to 1/4 teaspoon) as you continue to make your Hot Lemon-Water Flush each morning.
Lemon juice helps to break up and dislodge the sticky mucus deposits that tend to clog up the system. Its powerful enzymes and high vitamin-C content are natural cleaners, helping to flush your system of toxic wastes. The bioflavonoids in the white inner rind and fibrous strands are also very cleansing, so squeeze to deliver the benefits of these fibrous parts of the lemon as well.
SUGGESTION: Peel lemon only half way. Cut and place peeled half in blender.
Pulverize and add juice (with ground white, inner rind and seeds) to hot water.
Cayenne pepper aids digestion by stimulating the production of digestive juices, and helps to eliminate mucus. It is healing to the respiratory system and is thought to enhance the effects of many other herbs and vitamin C.
Some people report that drinking hot water alone early in the morning encourages bowel movements.