You know that feeling?
- Full feeling
- Like your food is just sitting?
And you think ‘if this doesn't turn into WASTE, it's gonna end up on my WAIST'.
I know the feeling.
Trim Down Tonic to the Rescue
An oldie but a goodie.
6 years ago, I posted this recipe to my very first blog site. It was 11-1-11. How cool is that?
I was struggling with Belly Bloat, and my Yin/Yang (aka Chi) were out of balance, so my acupunturist recommended it to me.
WHOA, the poops. Be prepared for some seriously productive amazing releases.
Not the kind that will take you out of your game, work or life, but like I said…productive. You want to lose the fat, fatigue and frustration and the things that are causing them right? Here you go:
Add all of the following to a high powered blender (preferably a Vitamix)*:
- 32 oz water (4 cups)
- 1 entire ORGANIC lemon (rind, peel and all)
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/8 tsp cloves (I throw in app 6 cloves)
- Stevia to taste
Blend until all ingredients are completely chopped, then dissolved and there are no chunks. Drink throughout the day. I make this for myself whenever I feel as though I need a healthy upgrade (yes, instead of coffee) and I also drink 1 every day for a week out of every month. It's quite refreshing actually, and some of my clients enjoy more than 1 per day. *smile*
* High power blenders such as the Vitamix break down foods to finer and smaller molecules, so that we get more use out of them, rather than our body having to work hard to dissect them, causing indigestion. I worked hard to negotiate a group discount to my followers, so if you’re interested in one, please contact me and I can provide you with the discount code.
NUTRITIVE BENEFITS OF INDIVIDUAL INGREDIENTS
Cayenne = Aids in digestion, absorption and increases blood flow.
Lemon = Antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, increases immune system, detoxifies kidneys & digestive system, aids in weight loss and sleep disorders, reduces varicose veins and infection.
Clove = Antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, reduces impact of environmental pollutants
CAYENNE stimulates digestion and muscle movement in the intestines, which helps restore deficient digestive secretions and aids absorption of food nutrients. (Stomach acid tends to decline with age, and some cases of poor digestion are related to a lack of this acid.) Because it stimulates digestion, it improves the absorption and circulation of the other herbs throughout the body, hence reducing excess appetite that is due to mal-absorption, a common condition in overweight people.
Cayenne also stimulates generic propecia buy online circulation and blood flow to the skin and peripheral areas of the body and can actually can raise the body temperature a bit, hence, it is often used by those who have cold hands and feet. It promotes heat and is considered to have a diaphoretic (sweat-inducing) action. This action can help reduce fevers and relieve such the congestion of colds and sinusitis. It has also become a popular home remedy for mild high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol levels. I like to use it to warm up my cold hands and feet. J
LEMONS are incorporated for their medicinal offerings…it contains calcium, phosphorus, potassium, ascorbic acid and vitamin A. It is antioxidant, anti-cancer and anti-aging as it prevents cell death. It’s function as an antioxidant is to exonerate free radicals, which can interact with the healthy cells of the body, damaging them and their membranes, and also cause a lot of inflammation, or painful swelling, in the body. Since we’re using the entire lemon in this drink, buy fruit that is organically grown since most conventionally grown fruits will have pesticide residues on their skin. The overview:
- -Amazing blood purifier.
- -It’s acidity lowers the impact of any meal on your blood sugar.
- -Cleanses the kidneys and the digestive system. Detoxifies
- -Being rich in Vitamin C, it helps the body absorb calcium.
- -In case of insomnia, raw lemon juice helps to improve sleep.
- -Rich in potassium, it helps the brain and nerve cells, improves concentration, memory and calms the mind.
- -Strengthens the immune system.
- -An excellent fighter of infection upon development of sickness, as it is rich in citric acid.
The pectin in lemon peel is a great source of fiber that helps overweight people lose weight. Regular consumption of lemon peel greatly reduces the risk of skin cancer caused by excess sun exposure. It also provides citrus bioflavonoids that help stabilize capillaries, helping to heal varicose veins, bloodshot eyes and hemorrhoids.
CLOVE contains significant amounts of an active component called eugenol, which aids in prevention of toxicity from environmental pollutants like carbon tetrachloride, digestive tract cancers, and joint inflammation. Eugenol and other components of clove (including beta-caryophyllene) combine to make it a mild anaesthetic as well as an anti-bacterial agent. Clove also contains a variety of flavonoids, which also contribute to clove's anti-inflammatory (and antioxidant) properties. From highest of abundance, they are an excellent source of manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids as well as calcium and magnesium.