This drink has the ability to do so many good things for the body. When taken daily it can help keep unwanted mucous from forming and helps loosen and eliminate waste from many cells and organs. This is a good thing because bacteria generally does not feed on healthy tissue. Getting all of that old sludge and junk out of your system can be a great preventive health tool.
Some of the other potential health benefits of the Hot Lemon Drink:
- It helps to dissolve and eliminate toxins and congestion that is formed in many parts of the body.
- It can help cleanse the kidneys and digestion system.
- Many believe that it can eliminate unusable waste and hardened material in the joints and muscles. (There is not yet scientific proof of this but there is anecdotal evidence of positive effects.)
- There are some claims that it can relieve pressure and irritation in the nerves, arteries, and blood vessels and keep the bloodstream healthy. (Again, the scientific jury is still out on those claims. It might help and but it won’t hurt!)
Many have used a version of this drink as a weight loss program where they avoid all food for an extended period of time and drink only this drink, some teas, and sometimes salt water. Doesn’t sound very appealing does it?!
Should I use this drink to lose weight?
If you listen to some of the stars like Beyonce, the answer is yes. But if you listen to the doctors and your body, the answer is probably no. First of all, there are much healthier ways to lose weight than putting your body through such stress. Plus, this type of dieting usually produces results that don’t last. Taking this drink all by itself or with tea as some suggest, but avoiding all other foods and drinks will rob your body of essential nutrients. Don’t do it! For more on why you should think twice before using this drink as the basis for a weight loss diet, see the WebMD article The Lemon Diet / Master Cleanse.
Drink One Glass Daily
Many of my clients and other herbalists that I know drink just one glass each morning. I started doing this a few years ago and found that I felt better and seemed to be less susceptible to colds and flu. I know it gives me a quick jolt and makes my insides tingle. I think the drink does a great job of waking up the digestive track and keeping things moving in a nice healthy way. I have had people tell me they feel better after taking this drink for a week.
Give it a try and see what it does for you. Here is the recipe.
“Hot” Lemon Drink Recipe
What You Need:
- 2 TBSP. Lemon juice (organic source)
- 2 TBSP. Genuine maple syrup (not flavored) dark amber
- 1/2 tsp. bulk cayenne
- 8 oz. warm water
What to Do:
Combine all ingredients and stir well. Finish the drink while it is still warm.
Tip 1: You might want to start with 1/8 Tsp of cayenne pepper and work up to the larger amount one you get used to the hot taste.
Tip 2: The syrup is not pancake syrup. Definitely find the dark amber variety. AND once you get used to the taste of the drink, cut the syrup down to just 1 TBS. No reason to add unnecessary calories!
Tip 3: Some people drink this as they sip a glass of plain water. I think that is a good idea. It makes the drink go down more quickly and the extra water helps hydrate you and flush toxins out of your system.
To your Health!
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