Maybe you have already seen the new black drink. It is activated charcoal lemonade, which became very popular this year.
It contains charcoal, apple, lemon, ginger, cinnamon, lime, mint, maple syrup, and filtered water. This lemonade is fresh and unpasteurized, so it needs to be in the fridge for up to three days. Shake well before consumption, so the charcoal mixes with the juice. It is delicious, similar with the taste of lemonade. Also, the taste of charcoal is not noticeable at all.
The different types of detox supplements in this charcoal lemonade are easy to absorb and safe to consume. The drink confines everything in the digestive tract, including the toxins as well. Thus, it is a perfect addition for your detoxification program.
Activated charcoal is used to eliminate toxins, fight hangover and food poisoning, and to cleanse the intestines and colon. It can give you flatter stomach and more energy.
Different studies about activated charcoal found it considerably reduces the symptoms of intestinal gas, bloating, and cramps.
Consider this before consumption
Drinking charcoal lemonade on a regular basis can cause constipation. Moreover, don’t drink this within 2 hours or taking important supplements or medications, as the charcoal will absorb and remove those things out of your body.
Charcoal can absorb and remove nutrients from the body. So, consuming food that is rich in nutrients and taking charcoal on the same day, especially at the same time, might be counter-productive.
Activated charcoal as a detoxification tool should be used once in a while, not on a daily basis.
Activated charcoal can also be bought in capsules.
How to make your own charcoal lemonade?
- 16 oz of filtered water
- 1 lemon
- 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 1-2 capsules of activated charcoal
- 1 pinch of Himalayan salt
- fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary, or basil (optional ingredient)
Cut the lemon in half and squeeze it in the water. Then add the pinch of Himalayan salt and the 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup. Mix the liquid to make sure everything is dissolved. Get your glass and fill the most of the lemonade in it. Leave a little bit of the liquid in the bottle.
Next, get the two capsules of the activated charcoal and empty them into the last bit of lemonade. Mix it till you get a nice black color and add it in the glass with the rest of the lemonade.
Have it the first thing in the morning. It is really delicious and detoxifying. It is recommendable to have it every morning.