Monday, January 13, 2014

Healthy Habits: Daily Cleanse

I thought I'd share a little habit that I have picked up because of my favorite blogger ever: The Food Babe!

Drinking warm lemon water mixed with some cayenne pepper first thing in the morning on an empty stomach (or whenever you can. I think that anytime is better than none at all.) 

To be honest, I was bit nervous about drinking pepper. I have done the whole lemon in my ice water before... who has't? Or lemon in hot water with honey when I am sick. 
But I decided to go for it and see what the big deal was. 
I loved it!!!
I am not big on spicy foods or anything like that but the cayenne pepper just gives the lemon water a nice touch. You only taste the lemon but the "zing" from the cayenne feels great on your throat. So don't worry about a weird taste...if anything it is pretty soothing believe it or not. 

So now when I am craving something hot in the afternoon, I warm up some water in my tea kettle and do this rather than making coffee. 

-Drink this mixture with a straw so your teeth aren't exposed to the acid 
(I doubt the guys are going to want to use a straw in public so try swishing around some plain water/ or brushing your teeth after this. But if you're home, who cares. No one can see you and, I promise, I won't tell on you.)
-Use the juice from 1/2 a lemon and a couple shakes of the cayenne pepper. Less then 1/4 tsp I'd say. 

This daily habit has amazing health benefits:
 "Getting sick less, feeling lighter, having regular eliminations, clearer skin, more energy and having a boost in your metabolism leading to weight loss over time…"
"Doing this ritual every morning provides a super stimulant to the liver, your main detoxing organ in the body. Your liver will release uric acid and create bile to safely eliminate environmental and lifestyle toxins that would otherwise be trapped in your digestive system longer. Remember keeping your liver and digestive system clean and in optimal condition will help your body prevent diseases like cancer in the future
Combining cayenne with lemon increases the detoxing effect and raises the temperature of your body increasing your metabolism.
Drinking this combination will cleanse your body every single day safely and naturally."

(You will want to use organic lemons due to the fact that the point is to cleanse your body rather than putting pesticides into your body. Organic lemons= no pesticides.
If you don't have organic lemons, then just squeeze the lemon juice into the mug and just leave the dirty lemon peel out of your mug.

"Remember not to squeeze your lemon directly into boiling 

water, You will destroy

 the live enzymes in the lemon. This is why I use half of water

 at room temperature and half hot water".)

Ava making funny faces during her snack time {bananas}

Thanks, Food Babe! For those of you who do not know who she is... Look her up and follow along! 

Info taken from: FoodBabe

Hope you'll try this healthy habit and enjoy it as much as I do.


1 comment:

  1. im going to have to try this! sounds like a great cleanse!


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