Together, watermelon and cayenne pepper work to enhance your health and refresh your body inside and out.
Watermelon is a nutrient-rich natural diuretic. It relieves bloating from the high-water content and provides nourishing nutrients such as Vitamin A and C. Vitamin C is a well-known antioxidant that strengthens our immune system, allowing our bodies to fight off infections and diseases.Also, watermelon contains cancer-fighting lycopene. Its lycopene content is even greater than that of tomatoes.Juicing watermelon is a particularly great way of consuming this bright red fruit.Watermelon juice contains l-citrulline, an amino acid that has been found to protect against muscle pain.Watermelons are known to be super cleansing and alkalizing.
Cayenne pepper revs up your metabolism and helps burn fat. It is rich in flavanoids and carotenoids, which contribute to eye health and slows the onset of age-related macular degeneration.Cayenne also contains capsaicin, which is effective in relieving pain, as well as improving joint function and stiffness in muscles. Cayenne is a great remedy for those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis or gout.Also consuming cayenne peppers raises your body’s temperature and makes you sweat. Though some of us are not too fond of sweating, this natural occurrence is quite beneficial to our health. Sweating allows our bodies to detox by flushing out toxins and other unwanted substances. Furthermore, sweating opens your pores and helps keep your skin looking fresh.
Serves: 2 (4 cups)
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: None
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
- 4 heaping cups of fresh watermelon, cut in squares
- 2 cups filtered water
How to make:
Add all ingredients together to a blender and mix until smooth.When it’s done pour it into jars and top with ice cubes.