Drink This For A Natural 48 Hrs. Detox Cleanse.

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When life gives you lemons, don’t just juice them to make lemonade, but use every part to make lemon water and this healthy detox drink. 

Lemons are sour, but are are one of the most powerful natural detoxifying fruits known to mankind. In this blog I will be sharing with you my 3 ingredients drink i have been drinking for the last 2 years to help me detox.

Let's Talk Lemon Juice and Peel Detox

Lemons are rich in citric acid, vitamin c, and polyphenols. One of the main lemon polyphenols (LLP) is called the Eriocitrin.  This yellow water-soluble antioxidant compound is found in abundance in the juice and peels lemons (NIH)

The  National Institute Of Health (NIH) conducted a study to show the effects of  lifelong effects of  LLP on ageing and gut microorganisms. sliced lemon

This study suggests and concludes as we get older our  skin  and GI tract age. Regularly including Lemon Polyphenols in our diet may potentially have anti-aging effects not only on our over all health, but also on our intestinal/gut environment. 

Studies have shown that positive changes in our gut microbiome of our GI tract may help  promote weight loss.

The Harvard School Of Public Health describes microbiome as  the coexistence of both good and potentially harmful bacteria or microbes in your gut. 

When there is a balance between the good and bad microbes, there is no problem. However, environmental factors and one’s diet can either promote good health or put you at risk for diseases.

In addition to a healthy diet that consist of daily consumption of fruits and vegetables, detoxing is a great way to cleanse and rejuvinate your digestive system and promote  healthy gut mirobiome. 

A healthy gut microbiome come with many health benefits such as: healthy immune system, removal of toxic substances from the gut, synthesis of certain vitamins and minerals and overall feeling of  good health.

Let's Talk The Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is one of the most powerful spice that is used across different cultures in cooking and for medicinal purposes. Ginger root come from the same family as turmeric and cardamon. In addition, honey is a rich source of phenols and other antioxidants that may help promote heart health.

fresh gingerThe National Institute of Health publication: Ginger Root, also stated that ginger is high in Vitamin C, vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, manganese, copper, phytonutrients, polyphenols, and fiber.

 According to the author, the 3 major active ingredients in ginger are: gingerols, shogoals, and paradol. 

In addition, one of the metabolites of gingersol have shown to accumulate in the gastrointestinal tract and promote anti-inflammatory and antibacterial/viral effects, soothe the digestive tract, and alleviate nausea.

Moreover, some studies have shown promising health benefits of the intake of 1 g/day of ginger with a sensible diet, for lowering the risk of high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, cancer, and those previously mentioned.

What about Honey?

Honey is not only a natural sweetener, but has a number of health benefits. Each variety of honey has a distinctive taste and color. honey

1 tablespoon of honey contains 17 g of sugar ( fructose, sucrose, maltose and glucose). 

According to Healthline honey may help to lower tryglycerides and bad cholesterols when used in place of table sugar as a sweetener. 

In addition, the antioxidant properties of honey can also be beneficial in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

The 48 Hour Detox Cleanse

Please consult with your Health Care Provider before you start any medical or nutrition intervention.

This 48 hours can be done on any 2 consecutive days of the week.  I usually start this detox over the weekend: Saturday and Sunday. If you are worried about the sugar content of the honey you can eliminate or reduce the amount.


Drink an 8 oz glass of the lemon-ginger drink; can be cold or warm.

Add 1 cube of the frozen lemon cube to 16 oz water and sip throughout the morning. Repeat this for the rest of the day.


Drink 8 oz of the lemon-ginger drink in the afternoon.

Sip on 16 oz lemon water during the afternoon.


Drink 8 oz. lemon-ginger drink.

Add 1 cup lemon-ice to 16 -18 oz water. and continue to sip throughout the evening.


The Natural Power of Ginger, Lemon and Honey Detox Drink.

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A Natural 48 Hour Lemon Detox and Cleanse Drink

Lemon, Ginger, and Honey are 3 powerful ingredients that have the power to detoxify and cleanse for optimum energy and health.
Prep Time20 minutes
Active Time10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Jamaican, Japanese
Keyword: Cleanse, Detox, Ginger, Health, Honey, Lemon, Nutrition Education
Author: Kevin Foodie


  • 1 Saucepan
  • Knife or vegetable peeler
  • Cutting Board
  • Lemon Juice Press
  • 1 Bowl
  • Jug or Jar for storage


  • 12 Fresh Organic Lemons
  • ½ lb. Fresh Organic Ginger about 2 roots
  • ½ cup Honey
  • 1 quart Water


  • Wash lemons and ginger roots with a vegetable brush under running tap water.
    fresh ginger
  • Slice ginger roots into fairly thin slices or julienne pieces.
    sliced ginger
  • Peel off the rind of the lemons with a knife or vegetable peeler. Do not cut into the flesh of the lemon.
    peeled lemons
  • Set aside the lemon peels.
    lemon peels
  • Cut each skinless lemon in half.
    sliced lemon
  • Use the juice press to extract the juice into a bowl. Do not discard the remaining lemon carcasses.
    frozen lemon cubes
  • Pour the lemon juice into an ice tray and place it in the freezer. This will be used as part of the detox process. The frozen lemon cubes will be used to make your lemon water.
    lemon juice in ice tray
  • In the saucepan bring to boil water and lemon. Add the lemon carcases, the sliced ginger, and lemon peels. Allow to continue to boil for another 5 minutes in the covered saucepan. Remove from flame and allow to cool at room temperature.
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  • After removing the lemon carcasses, sweeten with honey. Keep refrigerated in jars or a jug with the ginger and lemon peels.
    lemon ginger detox drink


Ramson's Jamaican HoneyIn this recipe, I used the Ramson's honey I purchased in Jamaican. It's very dark in color and has a hint of molasses-like flavor. As I said before, honey will vary in color and flavor due to factors such as the type of bees and the geographic location or environment.
I personally use organic lemon and ginger for the mere fact I am using the skin to make the drink. However, non-organic lemons and ginger work just as fine. I have used them in the past and it does not make a huge noticeable difference in the flavor or taste of the detox drink.
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Lemon Water is my absolute favorite way to drink water.  Just add a cube of frozen lemon cubes to a bottle of water. It's not only refreshing, but it's great for detoxifying your liver and cleansing your digestive tract.
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Lemons Detoxify and Cleanses The Body.

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Ginger Is Great For Your Digestive System.



Lemon Water Is Refreshing and Detoxifies the Liver.

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18 thoughts on “Drink This For A Natural 48 Hrs. Detox Cleanse.”

  1. I love this post. Will definitely try. I already add a lemon wedge to my water all the time and drink a 2-3 glasses of lemon water a day. I look forward to adding the ginger. Will likely back off the amount of honey.

  2. It’s true that having a good balance between your mmicrobiome, but detoxing is nothing but a marketing scam. If you want to change your microbiome then work on your diet, if you want to detox, then just drink plenty of water and cut down on alcohol so your liver and kidneys can do what they’re designed to do

    1. I agree with you Unwanted Life. A healthy diet and drinking water is always important. I am not persuading any reader to purchase a pill 💊 or supplement. I believe that lemons 🍋 and the ingredients are a good way to detoxify your liver, cleanse and reset your GI tract.

  3. 5 stars
    I love this. I try and have warm water with lemon in the morning — yes, even before coffee! — and I’ve noticed an improvement in terms of how I feel. And I always for the ginger-honey route when I feel a cold coming on. Thanks for sharing this drink so I can get all three ingredients in one shot!

    1. Terry, I personally do not include any food. This detox is just for 48 hrs and should not be for the long term. If you are going to use this detox method for longer, you may want to eat clean: fruits, vegetables, protein, and whole grains. I am currently drinking this detox drink each morning and before bed.

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