For the love of Lemon
Why not start the new year with a small change to your morning routine, it’ll take seconds and it’s a great energy booster for when we wake up first thing in the morning as our tissues are dehydrated and in need of fluid to push out toxins.
Lemons are jam packed full of nutrients, including vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and fiber.. they in fact contain more potassium than apples or grapes!
Benefits of Lemon and Warm Water Water
1. Reduces inflammation.
If you drink lemon and warm water on a regular basis, it will decrease the acidity in your body, which is where disease occurs. It removes uric acid in your joints, which is one of the main causes of inflammation. Lemon water can help cleanse your blood and arteries.
2. Aids digestion.
Lemon juice not only encourages healthy digestion by loosening toxins in your digestive tract, it helps to relieve symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, burping, and bloating.
3. Helps you lose weight.
Lemons contain pectin fiber, which helps in fighting hunger cravings.
4. Cleanses your system.
Lemon and warm water will help your liver produce more enzymes than any other substance. It also aids your liver in helping it release toxins.
5. Keeps your skin blemish-free.
The antioxidants in lemon help to not only decrease blemishes, but wrinkles too! It can also be applied to age spots too to reduce their appearance, and because it’s detoxifying your blood, it will maintain your skin’s radiance.
6. Gives your immune system a boost.
Vitamin C is the key to our immune system’s, and lemons are full of it. The level of vitamin C in your system is one of the first things to fall when you’re stressed.
7. Excellent source of potassium.
As already mentioned, lemons are high in potassium, which is good for heart health, as well as brain and nerve function.
8. Freshens your breath.
It also helps relieve toothaches. BUT because the citric acid can erode tooth enamel, either hold off on brushing your teeth after drinking lemon and warm water or brush your teeth before drinking it.
9. Gives you an energy boost.
Lemon provides your body with energy when it enters your digestive tract, and it also helps reduce anxiety and depression.
10. Helps to cut out caffeine.
If you need to cut out or down on caffeine! By replacing your morning coffee with a cup of lemon and warm water you will feel refreshed, and no longer have to deal with that afternoon crash.
11. Helps fight viral infections.
Being a powerful antioxidant, lemon and warm water can protect your body from various free radicals and also strengthen your immune system. Keep those sore throats at bay!
For those first timers, squeeze half a lemon’s worth of juice into a glass of water. once you get used to the new taste first thing in the morning, use an entire lemon’s juice.