No matter the season, body detoxification is always necessary, especially if we take into account that we are constantly exposed to different types of toxins and chemicals, whether from the foods we eat or from the polluted air we breathe.
Though the body has its own organs and processes in charge of eliminating waste and chemicals, sometimes, the organs may be overloaded and thus, fail to function 100 percent and deliver optimal results, as Health and Love Page point out. This is where external detox plans can be of great aid!
When there are excessive toxins in the body, the risk of health issues increases and our overall health and well-being worsens. One of the best external methods to cleanse the body from the inside is with the help of DIY natural drinks such as the one we prepared for you in today’s article.
Do not be fooled by its black color- it will only brighten things up!
DIY Black Lemonade Recipe
You will need:
Juice from one organic lemon
1 or 2 capsules of activated charcoal
Maple syrup or stevia, optional
Preparation: Mix the lemon juice with 16 ounces of water and add the charcoal from the capsules. Mix everything together. Then, in a glass, add a bit of water and several ice cubes. For a sweeter taste, add a bit of stevia or maple syrup. Drink right away. Enjoy!
Important to note:
When consuming activated charcoal, make sure you drink a lot of water afterwards so that the charcoal spreads well throughout the whole body.
The Health Benefits of Activated Charcoal
As Holistic Health Herbalist explain, activated charcoal is an alkaline substance and has a negative charge. Its tiny pores attach to the positive ions of toxins and thus, pull them out of the body. When you consume it in the morning after waking up, activated charcoal will remove all the bad toxins out of the body, especially ones from the oral cavity and gut.
The Health Benefits of Lemon
Lemon juice can boost our energy levels and help the body expel toxins more efficiently thanks to its amazing nutrients. It will also alkalize the body, even though it is acidic in taste. The higher the alkalinity of our body, the lower the risk of health problems caused by excessive acidity, including cancer.
Before heading out, do not forget to check out the video below to learn more about the amazing power of this so-called black lemonade: