I have been making this Lemon-Ginger Morning Detox Drink for years. When we hear the word ‘Detox’, we think health. By no means can I give this drink all the credit to good health. We all know that tip-top shape comes from our environmental choices (eat right and exercise). And you’re certainly at an advantage if you’ve pulled from a good gene pool.
But since this post is about this Lemon-Ginger Morning Detox Drink, lets look at the rundown of all the benefits of drinking this vitamin-packed, anti-inflammatory beverage of health. Lemons are an excellent source of Vitamin C. They contain flavonoid compounds that have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. Ginger is a potent anti-inflammatory that offers protection against colorectal cancer, it possibly induces cell death in ovarian cancers, and gives a boost to your immune system. As for Turmeric, it’s in the ginger family and is a great anti-inflammatory, as well. It offers cardioprotection, lowers bad cholesterol, and protects against Alzheimer’s Disease, and it may help prevent certain types of cancer. Studies have shown that it inhibits cancer cell growth and metastasis (meaning it keeps cancer from spreading). Drinking water with added Cayenne provides a healthy boost, as well. Cayenne is high in nutrients. Like lemons, it’s rich in flavonoids and contributes to proper hydration. Cayenne provides Vitamin A, which you need for a healthy immune system and sharp vision. It contains Vitamins C, D and E. Again, it’s no substitute for a healthy diet, but the Capsaicin in Cayenne could help aid in weight loss … let me emphasize ‘aid’. It increases energy expenditure, and perks up your metabolism a little bit, which can help in fat burning and reduced appetite. Who wouldn’t drink to that?
Teapot I use – RIKLIG
- 12 oz. boiling water
- 1 organic Meyer lemon (cut in half or slices)
- 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- ⅛ tsp. ground turmeric
- ⅛ tsp. ground cayenne
- 2 teaspoons honey (optional)
- Pour boiling water into mug
- Cut lemon in half, using Lemon Squeezer, squeeze juice into water
- Add grated ginger
- Add Turmeric & Cayenne
- Drink hot to room temperature
- Honey (optional)