15 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Lemon Water Every Morning
Editor’s Note | Higher Journeys
I’m so grateful to have grown up in what I’ve called an “alternative” household. My parents were adamant about often trying healthy alternatives to the more mainstream quick fix via conventional medicine. Whether more complex naturopathic or homeopathic remedies or just plain “kitchen cures,” mom and dad always had plenty in the fridge and on the shelf: brewer’s yeast, cod liver oil, vitamin E, tinctures of Echinacea, Goldenseal, and of course pure ascorbic acid aka, Vitamin C.
Many of us know that they are a fabulous natural source of Vitamin C, but did you know lemons taken on a daily basis can aid in digestion, cleanse the liver and even help promote weight loss?
The discussion about the benefits of lemon water are thankfully growing, and maybe you already know about some of them, but I thought this article would be a great little handy guide that you can review and implement as need be.
Here’s to your health!
If you are looking for an easy trick to improve your life and overall health, than look no further. Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning is a pretty simple routine to get into and will have tremendous effects on your overall health.
Since I started this simple and surprisingly healthy habit a few years ago, I definitely noticed the difference. Not only does the refreshing taste wake me up in the morning, it helps to kick start digestion and finalizes my body’s natural detoxification processes… And lemons are packed with vitamin C, B, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, enzymes, antioxidants, and fibers.
According to the Ayurvedic philosophy, choices you make regarding your daily routine either build up resistance to diseases or tear it down.
So what are you waiting for to jump start your day with this incredible easy morning routine. Its benefits are endless and I listed the 15 most important ones for you in this article.
1. Improves Digestion
Lemon juice has a similar structure to your stomach’s juices and helps to loosen and flush out toxins from the digestive tract. Lemon juice can help ease indigestion, heartburn, and bloating. It also helps to move your bowels in the morning, hydrates your colon, stimulate bile production, and infuses water in your stool.
2. Boost Immune System.
Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C, which helps strengthen the immunes system and fights cold and flu. But not only vitamin C is important for a good working immune system, iron is another important nutrient, and lemons improve the ability to absorb more iron from the food you eat.
3. Hydrates Your Body
It is important to stay hydrated. Especially during the summer months. Plain water is best, but many people find this boring and are not drinking enough of it. That’s where lemon comes into play to make things more interesting. So feel free to not only start your day with lemon water, but drink as many glasses as you wish during the day to stay hydrated.
4. Boost Energy
Lemon water gives you an instant boost of energy and improves your mood right at the start of your day.
5. Promote Healthy And Rejuvenated Skin
Lemons are a rich sources of antioxidants that prevent free radical damage. These free radicals are responsible for pre-mature aging of your skin. Vitamin C helps to maintain your skin’s elasticity to prevent the formation of wrinkles and decrease blemishes.
6. Reduce Inflammation
Lemons have the ability to remove uric acid from your joints. Uric acid built-ups are one of the major causes of inflammation.
7. Weight Loss Aid
Although lemon water on its own is no weight loss miracle, it can definitely help you to achieve faster and long term results. Lemons assist in fighting hunger cravings, boost metabolism, and give you a stuffed feeling, making it less likely to snack in between meals.
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