Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Boost Your Metabolism with Lemon Aid!

This simple recipe for lemon water can help you loose weight while boosting your metabolism.  It works!  I drink this concoction everyday, so does my daughter, and so do her classmates in nursing school.  While the recipe comes from the diet called "The Master Cleanse" I don't follow the fasting part of the diet.  I simply drink the lemon aid before each meal and sometimes in between meals.  I've actually grown to love this drink.  Here's the recipe:

Juice from one lemon (I roll and press on the lemon to free the juice)
Water room temp
a small amount of cayenne pepper (I have it in a shaker bottle and do a couple of shakes per glass)
1 tsp of grade b maple syrup

Cayenne pepper is one of the hottest peppers around.  The heat from this pepper, is beneficial it is to your body because it reduces the stickiness in platelets, keeping arteries from narrowing.  Cayenne contains vitamins C, E and carotinoids. The capsaicin will increase your metabolism, stimulates the immune system and helps your blood circulation. It is a cleanser in your body killing harmful bacteria, germs, viruses, and infection.

The lemon juice needs to be fresh, not from a bottle, or those squeezy plastic lemons.  Lemons are a tonic to the liver, eliminating toxins.  Lemon also aids in digestion.  Not to mention all that vitamin C.

Grade B maple syrup just takes away the bite of the drink by adding a little sweetness, and adding some really great minerals.

Weigh yourself, drink this wonderful elixer for one week, eat healthy, excerise, jump on the scale and see what happens.  It helped speed up my old 50+ year old metabolism.

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