While most people reach for a cup of coffee in the morning to jumpstart their day, it turns out that this habit is far more dangerous that they realize. Caffeine consumed on an empty stomach is likely to wreak havoc to the digestive tract.
As explained by Lloyds Pharmacist Nitin Makadia, “Hydrochloric acid has a very important function to support the digestion of food and is therefore released when you eat, smell or even start thinking about food.”
“Coffee, even decaffeinated coffee, has been shown to stimulate production of acid which, in the absence of food, can be damaging to the lining of the stomach with repeated exposure.”
Consequently, this leads to a set of problems like heartburn and acid reflux. When consumed in excess, caffeine is also likely to give you shakes, jitters, and even mood changes.
On the other hand, starting the day with a cup of tea, specifically the Morning Detox Tea presented below, helps you get rid of the toxic matter in the system, it boosts the metabolism, boosts immunity, and helps balance your pH levels.
The ingredients used in this recipe work in synergy to provide a wide plethora of health benefits. Lemon essential oil promotes detoxification and is known for its ability to boost immunity, improve blood circulation, and support both the liver and the kidneys. Even though citrus fruits like lemon are naturally sour, they are actually alkaline and help the body restore its pH balance, meaning to enter the needed pH alkaline state of 7.4. Cinnamon lowers blood glucose and fructose levels, which protects against the development of fatty liver disease.
Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, a component which is capable of neutralizing substance P. This term refers to neuropeptide associated with inflammation in the body. In addition to this, cayenne improves circulation and ensures the tissues are provided with the healing nutrients the need. By doing so, the blood carries away the toxic matter from the affected area.
Ginger is known as one of the most potent anti-inflammatory agents. It also acts as diaphoretic, meaning that it has the ability to increase perspiration and detoxify the body. According to a German study, the sweat contains dermcidin, a natural antibiotic which protects against fungal, microbial, viral, and bacterial infections. Ultimately, ginger boosts immunity, too.
Everyday Morning Detox Tea. Bring Your Body to an Alkaline State!
- 1 ¾ cups water
- 2 drops lemon essential oil
- 1/3 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp cayenne
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 inch ginger, peeled and sliced
- Spoonful of raw honey
- Boil the water
- Pour the water into a cup and add the ginger root
- Leave it on for a few minutes
- Add the lemon essential oil, cinnamon, cayenne, and honey
- Stir well