LEMON AND CAYENNE PEPPER TEAM UP FOR A MORNING BLEND WITH NOTEWORTHY HEALTH BENEFITS.
Starting your day with a warm blend of fresh lemon juice and cayenne pepper can aid with digestion before your morning meal and stimulate your circulatory system. Lemon stimulates the secretion of gastric juices and cayenne pepper aids in opening the capillaries and can help regulate blood sugar.
Lemons are packed with antioxidants and electrolytes (magnesium, potassium, and calcium), and they help neutralize the body’s pH by making it more alkaline. pH imbalance has been attributed to many health issues. I have included a pH scale chart I found online, but you can find more detailed diagrams if you do a quick search. I thought this chart was a beautiful visual representation and a great starting place.
It’s a good idea to buy non-irradiated cayenne pepper since irradiation can reduce health benefits.
Keep in mind that the acidic lemon can wear away my tooth enamel. Look into using a glass or reusable metal straw.
After waking up, you can warm your water up to slightly warmer than room temperature and juice half a lemon directly in the glass. Then top off with a few sprinkles of non-irradiated cayenne pepper: mix and drink. Then follow up with a nice glass of plain water and try to wait 15 minutes or so before eating breakfast.
Make sure to watch out for adding too much cayenne pepper; take it slow.
Hope this is a simple routine you might feel like adding to your day.
Note: if you are currently going through any medical treatments or take medications, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor first before starting any new physical or diet changes.
Or you can skip the cayenne pepper all together and go with a classic. :)
16 Health Benefits Of Drinking Warm Lemon Water (From Foodmatters.com)
Lemon is an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies
Lemons contain pectin fiber which is very beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial
It balances to maintain the pH levels in the body
Having warm lemon juice early in the morning helps flush out toxins
It aids digestion and encourages the production of bile
It is also a great source of citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium
It helps prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections and diseases
It helps reducing pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it dissolves uric acid
It helps cure the common cold
The potassium content in lemon helps nourish brain and nerve cells
It strengthens the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute
It helps balance the calcium and oxygen levels in the liver In case of heartburn, taking a glass of concentrated lemon juice can give relief
It is of immense benefit to the skin and it prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne
It helps maintain the health of the eyes and helps fight against eye problems
Aids in the production of digestive juices
Lemon juice helps replenish body salts especially after a strenuous workout session