Green juice are certainly healthy but what about the black lemonade? Well, it seems that black is the new black as many brands incorporate activated products. The good thing about black lemonade is that it is a combination of two, very popular detoxifying ingredients – lemon and activated charcoal.
The benefits of activated charcoal
Activated charcoal is pure – not the type you would use to grill burgers. In medicine, it is commonly given to patients who ingested toxins or poisons as this ingredient removes harmful bacterial from the digestive system without damaging the good bacteria. The fact that it detoxifies the body add numerous carry-on benefits such as clearer skin, more energy, and better organ function.
The benefits of lemon
Simply sniffing a fresh lemon can lift your mood and boost your energy, which means lemons are quite helpful when you’re feeling sick, sluggish, or want to get rid of the hangover feeling quickly. Lemons also support liver function, boost digestion, and have a detoxifying effect on the body.
What’s even better about lemons is they can help you shed the extra pounds in more than one way. Additionally, they can keep your skin young and fresh thanks to the high content of vitamin C.
How to make charcoal lemonade
Many do choose to buy a ready-made charcoal lemonade, but the good news is you can also make it at home.
- 4 cups of filtered water
- 2 tbsp of maple syrup or agave nectar
- 2 organic lemons
- 1 tsp of activated charcoal
Roll the lemons back and forth firmly on the countertop, then cut them in half and squeeze the juice out of them. Pour the juice into a jar or a bottle. Add the agave nectar or the maple syrup in the lemon juice and stir well. Then, add the activated charcoal and pour water. Shake to combine everything well.
If you can’t finish the lemonade in the next couple of hours, keep it in the fridge so it can stay fresh.
Warnings about charcoal lemonade
Activated charcoal absorbs unwanted toxins, but it also does this with other substances like prescribed medications. Make sure you consult a health professional before taking it.
Drink the black lemonade away from other foods- it can absorb nutrients from healthy food.