Spring Cleaning with Lemon Water & CayennePosted by Victoria on May 14, 2011 in Nutrition | Comments Off
It’s getting warmer, the trees are flowering and spring is in the air. We are transitioning into summer and leaving winter behind. Soon the local berry season will begin, followed by tree fruits and then a bounty of vegetables will take us right through the fall.
A change in seasons is a good opportunity to uplevel the diet. A chance to move towards more whole clean foods such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, peas, lentils, eggs, tofu, fish, brown rice, quinoa, yogurt and antibiotic free poultry, bison, pork or beef. An opportunity to move away from processed, fast foods that stress and deplete the body.
This spring you might also like to do a little spring cleaning with some lemon water and cayenne. Fill a one litre glass or stainless bottle with water, a few tablespoons of lemon juice and a pinch of antioxidant rich cayenne and sip it throughout the morning. Fill another one for the afternoon, so that you are drinking 2 litres a day of this lemon water. If you need a little sweetness, add a touch of maple syrup.
Drink this during the day, between your meals. It is not necessary to fast to feel the benefits.
Many people find that this energizing cleansing routine cuts carb cravings and helps digestion. Try it for a week and see how you feel. If you feel lighter and more energetic, you can continue with the lemon water cleanse another week.