The tip this week is something I’ve done for years, but I can’t remember where I originally read the information. It’s just something I do, part of my routine.
Drinking warm lemon-cayenne pepper water in the morning
I know it might come as a shock to some of you, but I’ve never had a cup of coffee! I’ve admitted that before and found that I actually wasn’t alone…
I tell you this so you know that I don’t have that struggle of waking up and NEEDING that cup of coffee before I talk to anyone or enter the world. For those of you, this tip might be super, super difficult to implement.
I’m not better than you, I just wake up and NEED chocolate and french fries and sweet tea and gummy worms and the list could go on. Don’t judge. 😉
So at first, this routine was out of the ordinary for me. And I didn’t wake up craving this, but I knew that it does great things for my body, so I was DOWN! Now, I LOVE the taste and don’t need any sweetener to help out (I started with a spoonful of raw honey in it)
Lemons: High in Vitamin C, antioxidants, and electrolytes–energy BOOST!
Cayenne Pepper: stimulates circulatory system and aids in digestion
I’m going to share two articles with you about the benefits of drinking lemon/cayenne pepper water–because y’all know I’m all about sharing LOVE but also not recreating (time is precious, y’all) when other amazing bloggers are already doing it.
Like these same bloggers, I also use a straw, use juice from half of a lemon, use organic, good quality cayenne, and drink a regular glass of water right after before eating breakfast.
I don’t have an electric kettle or a tea pot for that matter, so I use the microwave (GASP) or the stove. I do desire to have that cute electric kettle that you’ll see in Food Babe’s picture, but these things come with time. I’m ok taking it small steps at a time!
You can read these articles here:
- Food Babe: Habits for New Year and Beyond
- Body Unburdened: The Health Benefits of Warm Lemon Water and Cayenne Pepper
The main reason I have adopted this routine is to help with detoxifying the liver and the rest of the body. I eat about 90% organic and use vinegar, essential oils, and baking soda for cleaning, and use all natural products on my body including hair care, deodorant, lotions, etc. BUT that doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. There are problems with organic foods too. And that doesn’t mean that I don’t get toxins and bad stuff from the environment and world we live in. I’m in a constant state of trying to make myself better, and keeping my organs working properly and healthy is a part of that!
Take some time today to read through those articles (research more if you are interested) and see if this is something you’d like to implement into your daily routine!