Healthy living advocates sing the praises of cleanses as a way to remove toxins and chemicals from your body that are produced by stress, improper diet, and other environmental factors.
What exactly are cleanses, and what are they supposed to do for your body?
Restore Optimal Health
A cleanse is basically a process that is designed to detox the body and restore optimal health.
Some will target the body as a whole, while others might focus on specific organs such as the kidneys or liver. Many natural health enthusiasts utilize regular cleanses as part of their overall health routine, but they can also be used to treat specific medical issues or as a weight loss tool.
Are There Any Risks?
Some caution should always be used before undergoing a cleanse, as some health issues may be aggravated by the regimen. It’s always best to check with your doctor before making any major dietary changes.
The Black Lemonade Cleanse is designed to be a whole-body cleanse, to help reduce bloating, increase energy, and give your skin a healthy glow.
Make sure to go slow, since activated charcoal can cause many detox side-effects, such as headaches, nausea, foggy brain, skin breakouts, irritability, and low energy. All these symptoms should fade as you adjust.
Black Lemonade Cleanse
4 cups filtered water
1/3–1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon (about 3–4 capsules) activated charcoal (available in powder or capsules)
Pinch of Himalayan salt
First, juice the lemons until you’ve drained every last drop from them. Transfer the lemon juice to a pitcher. Open up the activated charcoal capsules gently and pour all contents in the lemon juice pitcher.
Next, add remaining ingredients to the pitcher and stir until everything evens out. Drink on an empty stomach one hour before breakfast and dinner. Stir well before drinking it.
Refrigerate and keep for up to five days.
It is best to transfer the liquid into a well-sealed jar and shake it before every use.