A few years ago I discovered the many health benefits of drinking lukewarm or room temperature lemon water first thing in the morning. These days I can’t start my day without settling down for a few minutes, sipping my lemon water. Not only is it aiding my body to finalize its detoxification processes, but the fresh taste wakes me up as well.
Lemons are jam-packed with healthy nutrients, including vitamin C, B-complex, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. Making lemon water part of your healthy daily routine is one of the best and easiest things you could do for your body.
How To Make Your Own Healing Morning Drink
The only thing you have to do is squeeze half a lemon (if you’re in good health and weigh less than 150 pounds, otherwise use the entire lemon) in a glass lukewarm water. Always opt for fresh lemons, don’t use bottled lemon juice as they contain sulfites and preservatives. Take your drink, go sit somewhere relaxing and simply enjoy the beginning of a new day. Wait for 15 to 30 minutes before having breakfast to take the full benefits.
Why lukewarm? Of course, you could drink more glasses of lemon water during the day, hot or cold, but your first glass in the morning should be lukewarm to kick-start your digestion and slowly wake up your body for the day ahead. Cold water takes more energy to process.
Discover The Top 10 Benefits Of Drinking Lemon Water
1. Prevent Digestive Disorders
Lemon water may help us to prevent many digestive disorders such as nausea, heartburn, bloating, parasites, constipation, and may even help to dissolve gallstones. It encourages the body to eliminate its toxins in your digestive tract.
2. Powerful Liver, Kidney, and Blood Cleanser
Lemon water increases the detoxification enzymes, helping your body to work more efficiently to eliminate waste and toxins.
3. Daily Vitamin C To Boost Your Immune System
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and antibacterial agent which strengthens your immune system. Lemon juice energizes your body and helps to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.
4. Great Source Of Potassium For A Healthy Heart And Brain
Lemons contain high levels of potassium which has a positive effect on your heart health and enhances your brain and nerve function.
5. Fat Burning Mechanism
Although lemon water is no weight loss miracle on its own, it helps your body to metabolize or burn fat faster and the pectin fibers will give you a stuffed feeling over a longer period.
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6. Alkalizes Your Body
Lemons are an excellent way to alkalize the body. This may sound strange due to its sour, acidic taste. It’s actually not the acid content of food outside the body that determines whether it will have an acid or alkaline effect, but rather the way it is metabolized during digestion that counts.
7. Skin Care
Due to the antioxidants, lemons protect your body against free radicals, and they act as an anti-aging remedy. It improves the overall appearance of your skin due to its toxin eliminating process.
8. Anticancer Properties
As an excellent source of antioxidants, lemons protect your body against damage done by free radicals and may prevent the formation of tumor cells. Cancer cells love to develop in an acidic environment, so alkalizing your body with lemon water works as an anti-cancer agent and may even stop cancer cells to develop further. Studies show that their protective effect seems to last longer than most other natural anti-cancer compounds.
9. Antibacterial and Antiviral Properties
Lemons are known for their antibacterial and antiviral properties. Especially your teeth and mouth will benefit from this. Lemons may also help to soothe a sore throat and fight the flu or a cold.
10. Reduce Bad Breath
Lemon water freshens your breath and can relieve toothaches.
As you can see, there are plenty reasons to start drinking lemon water on a daily basis. Give it a go and you’ll soon notice that you can’t start your day without. In our family, a morning is no morning without our lemon water.
Thanks for reading. I hope this information was helpful. Until next time!
Crazy cat lady, life and food lover, certified biologist, and holistic health coach.