This detox drink is a variation of the master cleanse which was created in the 1940’s by Stanley Burroughs. The idea of the master cleanse was to drink only a mixture of water, lemon juice, cayenne, and maple syrup for 10 days. No solid foods allowed.
The idea of the cleanse was to help the body detox and get the reset it needs. Unfortunately, it turned into a fad of an unsustainable way to quickly lose weight, but to then just gain it all back and more when you went back to normal eating habits.
This variation consists of honey, lemon, and cayenne, and yes you are allowed to have solid foods as well. This drink, along with a healthy diet and exercise, can help with weight loss and bloating.
The lemon juice can help slow digestion, making food sit in your stomach for longer. This helps it absorb all the nutrients it possibly can before moving through the rest of the GI tract. Lemon juice also contains the antioxidant, vitamin C.
Honey has been used since at least the Egyptian Golden age. It has antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties. Honey also has a lower glycaemic index rating than other sweeteners, so it can actually help lower blood sugar when used in moderation.
This is also good for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. Honey collected from your region has been shown to reduce the symptoms of seasonal allergies in individuals. Consult your doctor about this before replacing it with other seasonal medication.
Cayenne pepper gives this drink a nice kick. Some studies show that capsaicin can suppress your appetite. It can also contribute to a feeling of fullness which can prevent overeating. It can also help relieve the feeling of heartburn and can improve circulation.
Another way to really amplify the benefits of this detox drink is to include AEON’s fulvic and humic acid drops. Not only does it have all the benefits of the naturally detoxing fulvic and humic acid, it has natural peppermint flavour to add another delicious taste!
- Take a cup of hot water in a heat-resistant mug or class
- Put 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 pinch of cayenne, half a lemon (or several squirts of lemon juice from a bottle), and dropper full (2 mL) of AEON supplement in the water
This drink is best done in the morning on an empty stomach to get the full benefits of the drink. If it makes you feel nauseous, eat something small and nutritious as well.
Consult a medical professional before doing this if you have a history of health issues.
- Weight loss