The lemon detox program has been around for over 50 years, yet it is not very well known, despite its many health benefits. It has been shown to cure stomach ulcers, improve the quality of sleep and clarity of mind, so why not give it a shot?
When planning to go through a detox, it is important to prepare the body so as to prevent shock to the system. If you drink coffee or tea, you’ll want to reduce gradually the amounts you consume prior to beginning the cleanse, and taking B-5 supplements to reduce the chances of headaches during caffeine withdrawal. A (temporary) vegetarian diet will also make the transition easier.
Remember: preparing for a cleansing is like training for a marathon – you have to keep the goal in mind.
The cleanse is a 10-day program that requires you to avoid food and instead drink a special lemonade mix whenever you feel hungry. You’ll need at least 6-12 cups per day, so make sure you’re fully stocked before you begin. A mild laxative should be taken in the morning, and again in the evening.
Ending the cleanse is also an important procedure to follow, so as to not overwhelm your system. On the last day of the cleanse, slowly introduce fresh orange juice to your diet. On the second day, you can eat vegetable soups and broths. On day three you can start eating fruits and vegetables. On the 4th day, you can start adding small amounts of meat/fish/milk/eggs. Be careful not to eat too much in the first week after the cleanse and drink plenty of water.
By the end of the cleanse you will feel better about yourself, as well as be able to adjust to a new, healthier lifestyle.
Detox Lemonade Recipe:
This is the recipe per one cup of lemonade.