Undergoing a lemon detox

November 12, 2012

Undergoing a lemon detox

Feel more energetic quickly, easily and cheaply.

The lemon detox diet regime is intended to rigorously cleanse and revitalise the body. Working with the premise that the colon and digestive tract become clogged with excess waste matter, that in turn, causes impaired function, the lemon detox aims to, literally, clean out the digestive system.

Weight loss

One of the benefits of the lemon detox regime is that it aids weight loss as it helps the body to return to full efficient working. The regime aims to clear the colon of the build up of waste matter the body has failed to expel in its normal digestive process. The regime is often referred to as the lemon cleanse, it can be used to supplement any healthy, well balanced diet and is extremely cheap and easy to use.

Clean out the colon

Once the digestive system has extracted the necessary and available nutrients from the food we eat the leftover food is then expelled as waste, however, remnants of this waste tend to build up on the walls of the colon reduce the efficiency of the body’s own, natural cleansing system leading to weight gain and even impairing the function of other vital body systems. The lemon detox regime is used to thoroughly cleanse the colon and restore the balance and function within the whole digestive system.


The requirements for the lemon detox are simple and readily available in most kitchens -

  • Fresh lemons
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Maple syrup
  • Fresh water

Combining these ingredients into a drink will aid in digestion and cleanse the body of toxins and impurities throughout the day. It is generally recommended that around 60 fluid ounces of the lemon detox drink is consumed daily and that it is supplemented with plenty of fresh water.

It is important to include each of the specified ingredients in the prepared drink as each has a particular role to play during the detox process.

Cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper contains vitamins and nutrients that not only aid and improve digestion but are also beneficial to cardiac and nerve health. Cayenne also improves metabolic rate and increases the rate toxins are flushed through the system, so reducing the risk of colonic clogging.

Lemon juice

Lemon juice is a major source of vitamin C – essential for healthy skin – and also increases the efficiency of the bowels and digestive system.

Maple syrup

Maple syrup provides the essential carbohydrates required to proved energy for fuel in the body, its sweetness also balances the sourness of the lemon juice and the heat of the cayenne.


Many individuals who have successfully taken part in this type of detox regime report many additional benefits to the hoped for weight loss and cleansing.

  • Increased energy levels
  • Healthy looking skin
  • Shiny healthy looking hair
  • Strengthened, less brittle nails
  • Improved alertness and levels of concentration

Before undergoing any new weight loss regime it is always wise to seek the advice of your health care practitioner – particularly if there are any underlying health problems that may be adversely affected by this type of regime.

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