We live in a highly polluted environment full of toxins that can seriously harm our health. We also lead a sedentary lifestyle and eat a poor diet which can harm our health further, which is why we need to detox our bodies every once in a while.
There are many detox methods, both commercial and natural that can purify our blood from toxins and other chemicals. Of course, it goes without saying that if we want to live healthier, we need to follow a healthy diet and make some lifestyle changes as well.
Although there are many commercial detox treatments, it’s best to perform a cleansing method at home. There are many ways to clean your body naturally, and you can bet that a full-body detox will improve your overall health.
Before presenting one of the best natural detox methods, here are some detox tips you should follow to keep your body clean and healthy:
- Always drink organic fresh juices instead of canned ones;
- Use personal natural care products;
- Use dry brushing a few times a week;
- Limit your caffeine and alcohol intake;
- Stop smoking;
- Take Epsom, Alka or Himalayan salt baths a few times a week;
- Learn how to avoid stress, as it affects your physical and mental health;
- Avoid processed foods, dairy products, refined sugar and inflammatory foods;
- Make sure to drink plenty of water.
The black lemonade we have for you today will clean your body of toxins completely and give your health a significant boost. It contains only natural ingredients such as lemon juice, Himalayan salt, activated charcoal, water and maple syrup, and is quite easy to prepare.
Most of the benefits of the lemonade can be attributed to activated charcoal. This non-toxic compound can literally bind to toxins and assist with their elimination. It is often used in cases of poisoning or drug overdose, as well as against diarrhea and similar problems. Drinking the lemonade regularly will result in much cleaner and brighter skin and will definitely improve your digestive health as well.
Here’s how to prepare the lemonade:
- 4 cups filtered water
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon activated charcoal powder
- ½ a cup lemon juice
- A pinch of Himalayan pink sea salt
Squeeze a lemon or two in a cup and add the activated charcoal, then add everything in a pitcher and stir well with a wooden spoon. Drink a glass of the black lemonade an hour before your breakfast and dinner and keep it up to 5 days in the fridge.
The liquid should be kept in a closed mason jar and shaken before each use. Don’t drink more than the recommended amount though, as too much of it can cause nausea, headaches, anxiety, low energy levels, skin breakouts and brain fog.
Activated charcoal precautions
Although pretty much safe for everyone, activated charcoal is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women. You should also consult with your doctor if you’re on some medications. Finally, it’s best to consume it on an empty stomach, as foods can interfere with activated charcoal’s actions and cause stool changes.