Detoxing has built up an entire industry in the last few years, with ever new elaborate cleansing plans and detox diets. Indeed, toxins exist in our body from the water we drink, the foods we eat and even the air we breathe. But rather than jumping to expensive juice cleanses and complex meal plans, here is one very easy, inexpensive, and effective way to add a mini-detox into your everyday morning ritual. All you need, is a lemon and some turmeric...
Warm lemon water is renowned for naturally detoxifying the body, giving the digestive system a kick start when you wake up. And Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant that helps to fight free radicals (toxins) and is also known for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a very inexpensive spice that will add a mild flavour to your lemon water, as well as a whole heap of health benefits.
The preparation is easy: simply combine a couple of slices of lemon and about 1/4 tsp of turmeric in warm water, stir well, and drink before breakfast.
Honestly, despite the somewhat bizarre pairing, spicy lemon water actually tastes pretty good.