Although it may remind you of Coke, black lemonade has nothing to do with this unhealthy drink. On the contrary, this tasty beverage offers numerous health benefits.
So what exactly is black lemonade? It’s a drink that consists of a few natural ingredients, the main being lemons and activated charcoal. Black lemonade can help you detox your body, whiten your teeth, prevent hangovers, headaches and migraines, treat stomachache and nausea. It even has anti-aging effects!
To prepare this detoxifying drink, you’ll need:
- 1 lemon,
- 2 capsules of activated charcoal,
- Maple syrup or raw honey (optional)
- Ice (optional).
First, squeeze the juice of one lemon and pour it into a glass. Then, break charcoal capsules and add them to the lemon juice, mixing the two ingredients together. If you prefer your drink sweet, add a little bit of maple syrup or raw honey. Finally, add the water and some ice cubes if you like it super cold. Mix and drink.
Thanks to its main ingredients, activated charcoal and lemon juice, black lemonade offers a wide range of health benefits.
Activated charcoal is excellent for detox purposes as it literally binds to toxins in the body and pulls them out through the body’s process of elimination. It’s also great for teeth whitening.
Lemons are high in vitamin C and antioxidants, which help the process of detoxification. In addition, lemon juice boosts the immune system and can improve overall health.
Note: Because activated charcoal can interfere with certain drugs, before drinking large amounts of black lemonade it’s best to check with your doctor first.