It looks like Coke. It couldn’t be more different. Unlike the first, the drink we’re going to tell you about is only good news for you and your health.
Which drink would that be? Why, black lemonade of course!
Never heard of it? Well, it is a super-refreshing beverage which gets its black color from activated charcoal.
Lemon itself is known for its many benefits. But activated charcoal can also boast with its fair share. For example, it can remove the toxins from your body and has an anti-aging effect.
It can also naturally whiten your teeth and prevent those nasty hangovers that so many of us are acquainted with (it also helps treat alcohol poisoning).
How does it remove toxins from the body, you might ask? To put it simply, it attaches itself to toxins which in turn get carried out of your system through the process of elimination.
If this simple explanation doesn’t satisfy your curiosity and you are looking for a more in-depth, scientific explanation, here is a link to a more detailed explanation on all-things activated charcoal.
However, as helpful as charcoal is for many things health wise, it can interfere with certain medications, and so it is best to check with your doctor before deciding to take some.
It is a fairly simple recipe which requires simple ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Well, minus the charcoal, that is.
- The juice of one lemon
- One to two capsules of activated charcoal
- Maple syrup or stevia
What to do:
Start off by cutting the lemon in half and use a juicer to squeeze the juice out. Also, be sure to take out any seeds which may have fallen in. Add the juice to a 16 oz glass.
Check the dosage on the container or bottle of activated charcoal before breaking open one to two capsules. Add them to the lemon juice and give it a good stir to mix up these two ingredients.
Next thing you do is just fill the glass with ice cubes and add some water. You can also add a sweetener, like a drop or two of stevia (or even a few drops, if you like it really sweet).
You can add a slice of lemon for decoration purposes.
That’s it! Enjoy this refreshing and tasty drink.
One more piece of advice: It is advised to drink large quantities of water when taking activated charcoal. That’s why it’s better to add the charcoal to a water drink instead of just taking the capsules.
That way you’re also making sure you are drinking enough water to make sure there is a good circulation of charcoal in your system. And besides, since the activated charcoal has no flavor, adding it to lemonade is 10x tastier!