The poor diet that has been based on junk and processed foods packed our body with numerous toxins that can be the cause of many diseases. People have become more aware of the harms of such type of diet and because of that have started to opt for the right foods.
However, we still need to cleanse the body from the presence of toxins and thus release it from all its harmful effects. In that way we shall boost the function of our vital cleansing organs like the liver, kidneys, and the intestine. When these organs are not functioning accordingly, the bad influence is felt even on higher levels like experiencing great psychological effect.
The body has its own ways signaling when it is overwhelmed with toxins and when these signals occur they should not get neglected in any way.
Signs of High Presence of Toxins in the Body
A body packed with toxins is bloated and lacking energy making the performance of daily tasks difficult. Plus, your body may be affected with excess of cellulite, dark circles or pimples. These manifestations on your body are an indication of poor diet high in fats and sugars.
Body packed with toxins can make you more stressed, irritable, nervous, and prone to migraines. There is also the feeling of heaviness and laziness making you inefficient in performing simple tasks like for instance climbing the stairs. Hence, the need of a detox treatment is very high in such cases. But, what is the right detox cure?
There are many detox treatments on the net as people are desperately trying to detox their bodies. There are many choices and you may find it difficult to choose the one that is right for you. When choosing a detox treatment you need to follow these principles: removal of fat and processed products, lower intake of animal products, no alcoholic beverages, and instead of all those bad habits you should introduce a diet based on plenty of fruit and vegetables, proper water intake and the practice of a physical activity.
In this article we shall present a great drink with powerful detoxifying properties that will successfully remove the toxins from your body and offer optimal intestinal comfort.
Black Lemonade Recipe
- 2 cups of freshly squeezed organic lemon juice
- 4 cups of filtered water
- A quarter cup of pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon of activated charcoal powder or capsules
- A pinch of Himalayan salt
Method of preparation:
Mix everything in a blender. In the case of active vegetable charcoal, if you use it in the form of capsules, you should open them and put the content along with the other ingredients. Once you obtain a smooth texture, transfer the preparation in a glass container and keep it in the fridge.
For best effects, take it in the morning on an empty stomach. You can drink it with a straw and thus avoid blackening your teeth.
The benefits of the used ingredients:
Lemon is well-recognized citrus fruit for its numerous benefits. It is a great source of vitamin C that can battle against the build-up of body fat and against oxidative stress. It contains flavonoids, powerful antioxidants that can neutralize the negative effects of the free radicals.
Furthermore, lemon is a natural diuretic that will help in the removal of toxins via the urinary tract. Plus, it contains a valuable fiber known as pectin, which is a soluble fiber that will improve the body’s digestion and regulation of intestinal transit.
Pure maple syrup is a great sweetener of many beverages but it also contains antioxidant components beneficial for the health. It is a good source of manganese that is a vital mineral for the optimal function of the body organs and as well as protects the body from the bad influence of the free radicals. Additionally, the body assimilates the syrup pretty well without the need of the digestion process.
Active vegetable charcoal has been created by the burning of several plant materials. Its use will help in the removal of gas and flatulence and promote intestinal comfort. This ingredient takes a great part in controlling toxins, bacteria and food additives.
Himalayan salt reveals a wide range of health features. It is not same as the table salt, but it is its healthy alternative that demonstrates powerful detoxifying properties. It is high in magnesium and actively participates in the removal of organic waste via the urinary tract. Plus, it has in its content a particular amount of trace elements, iron and minerals. It stimulates intestinal transit and removes toxins from the body.
Lemon should not be consumed in cases of biliary and renal disorders, burns or stomach ulcers.
Charcoal is an absorbent, therefore if you are on any medication, take it 2 hours before the scheduled time for the medicine, or wait 2 hours after you have taken the medicine.
Maple syrup should be consumed moderately in case of diabetes, either way you should first consult a doctor prior initiating any natural detox treatment.