Enjoy a cup of warm lemon water with a pinch of cayenne in the morning, every morning. It’s that simple. It will improve your morning by giving your digestion process a kick-start for the day. The healing philosophy of Ayurveda teaches that health and wellbeing depends upon our ability to properly digest everything we take in. So many health and beauty issues have been linked to a poor digestive system. Everything from blemishes, acne, eczema, rashes, wrinkles, loss of hair, and bloating can be signs of poor digestion… So why not go to the source?
There are many health benefits of lemons that have been known for centuries. The two biggest are lemons’ strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers, and they are a great digestive aid/liver cleanser. Lemons contain substances like citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, pectin, and limonene that promote immunity and fight infection. The cayenne is not just for show. Cayenne pepper aids in breaking up and moving congested mucus, gets our blood flowing and is also great for your complexion.
It’s a simple, yet effective way to revitalize your body and mind. The choices that we make regarding our daily routine either build up resistance to disease or tear it down. If you can take time for one morning ritual that will improve your health, this should be it!
I prepare my lemon tea just before I start getting dressed. Other than that, my morning routine is virtually untouched. I take sips while shuffling around, applying my makeup and picking what to wear. By the time I’m ready to put my shoes on, there is one last sip left and I’m out the door.
I have been doing this for over six months and here’s what happened…
10 Health Benefits to Drinking Warm Lemon
5 Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper
You can’t lose with this combo!
Use purified water and it should be lukewarm not scalding hot (avoid ice cold water). Always use fresh lemons, never bottled lemon juice.
Akofa Alexandra is the Founder of SheaSimply. For more health and wellness tips, follow her on Instagram @Shea_Simply.