We are supposed to drink a lot of water, everyone knows that but if you are like me you might get tired of the bland taste. One of the most popular ways to spice up your daily water intake is by adding lemon and cayenne to it. Drinking water with lemon and cayenne can reduce stomach bloat as well as has numerous proven health benefits.
Lemon juice contains high levels of potassium and vitamin C. A strong antioxidant, lemon juice is also a mild diuretic, so adding lemons to your drinking water can help support your liver and kidneys in their natural job of flushing out toxins.
The substance in cayenne pepper that gives it the spicy flavor is called capsaicin, which has been proven effective against pain. Capsaicin is an ingredient found in over-the-counter topical medicines for arthritis and shingles. When taken orally, capsaicin is also known for its ability to temporarily raise body temperature and regulate blood sugar. Capsaicin is also being studied for its possible benefits in treating obesity. It is not the most pleasant tasting but adding powdered cayenne to lemon water makes it taste a little better. And you will get used to it.