Is the Cayenne and Lemon Detox Drink Useful?

There has been a lot of scuttlebut about the lemon cayenne pepper detox drink and the cayenne pepper and lemon diet recently.

The diet is supposedly the best diet in the world to lose weight quickly. That is debatable, but the benefits of the cayenne pepper lemon drink are not an urban myth.

For this article, I will focus on the lemon cayenne pepper detox drink specifically. So, is it worthwhile? Should you add this unconventional drink to your health regime? In a word, yes.

It is unconventional but has tremendous health benefits, chief of which is that the lemon mitigates the native heat of the cayenne.

If you've ever tried to drink a teaspoon, or even a fourth of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper, you know how hot it can be.

When combined with lemon, it makes the natural calidity or taste of the cayenne much more tolerable. While the cayenne pepper and lemon drink certainly doesn't taste like a fruit beverage, it does make it much more drinkable.

Some also believe this drink, when taken regularly, helps the body burn fat tissue faster. That is possible, I suppose, but currently there are no studies to prove that. What is known is that the cayenne helps equalize the metabolism and is a general tonic for all the body.

It allows the body to utilize nutrients better while feeding the cells. So, that is understood.


I suspect some people, though, will try this drink without lowering their empty caloric foods. In other words, treat it as a supplement. Eat better and you'll lose weight -- especially if you add taxing aerobic workouts to your health and/or workout regime.

The Cayenne Pepper and Lemon Drink Master Cleanse?

Recently, there has been much discussion about a "new" cayenne pepper drink that consists of filtered water, fresh lemon juice, cayenne pepper, laxative tea and grade B organic maple syrup.capsicum

I know the lemon cayenne pepper drink works well but this particular cleanse drink has been getting a lot of interest as singer Beyonce Knowles has supposedly lost a lot of weight due to this concoction.

Obviously, I don't know if that's true or not. What does incite interest, however, is the public's increasing interest to look at alternative health options instead of blindly doing what a traditionally trained, allopathic doctor says to do, i.e., "take this prescription drug and it will make your world perfect."

lemonsThis new concoction may be the real McCoy. I don't know. I might try it just to test it out and then give you a report. In the meantime, though, you can't go wrong in adding cayenne to your daily regime. So, try the lemon cayenne pepper health drink.

The lemon makes it a lot better to drink, in my experience. (As for the cayenne pepper lemon diet, I'll discuss that in a separate web page.)

How to Make Your Cayenne/Lemon Detox Drink

Making the drink is simple. This is what you do:

  • Put a 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper into an four-ounce glass of very, very warm water (I used to do eight ounces but now just three or four)
  • Cut a lemon in half; de-seed it 
  • Squeeze as much of the fresh lemon as you can into the glass 
  • Mix well 
  • Drink it 

As you can see, it's very simple. If you want to add maple syrup, add a teaspoon or more of it and stir well. The warmer the water, the quicker the maple syrup will dissipate.

Drinking cayenne pepper with lemon gives it some flavor and makes it easier to drink. I recommend drinking this detox drink or tonic all at once. It's not meant to be a drink to be sipped or savored the way you would a fruit drink or a milkshake.


Quick Tip:

Don't drink this lemon cayenne pepper drink right after doing an aerobic workout. Let your stomach settle for a minimum of half an hour before imbibing it.

If not, you might be met with the most painful stomach ache you've ever experienced. I can personally testify as to that!!!

Cayenne is great for your health but use it wisely.

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