I know I am THE worst at having something healthy to drink literally first thing in the morning. What is the first thing that most of you do every morning? I know what I often do is drink a coffee! It’s probably an addiction rather than any thing else because I know I shouldn’t have it. Do you do that? Or open the fridge and start the day with a heavy breakfast? In both cases, you are making a huge mistake! Drink lemon water!
What I’m learning more and more is how we start our morning has a huge effect on many aspects of our body throughout the whole day. These morning rituals affect your mood, your hormones, your energy levels, your blood sugar and the overall health. So, if you are in the category who drinks coffee like me, you should try this new little hack I’ve started before the cup of coffee.
It is the simple lemon water that does all the magic. All you’ll need is a cup of warm water and half a lemon squeezed into it. Once you incorporate this drink into your diet, as a first thing in the morning, you will enjoy the list of benefits it offers.
It will not only refresh you once you get up but also boost your metabolism and continue the process of detoxification that happens during the night. The variety of vitamins and minerals that lemons contain will be a great way to start your day.
It will provide you with the following nutrients: vitamin B, C, iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, antioxidants, enzymes, and fibres.
The first choice you make every day will prevent disease or nourish it. It is up to you to decide whether you would like your mornings to begin on a healthy note or not. Here is a list of the 15 reasons you should drink lemon water first thing!
Boosts Immune System
The vitamin C in lemons will boost your immune system and take care of any colds during the winter season. Lemons also will enhance the ability of your body to absorb other nutrients, such as iron, which is key to establishing a healthy and strong immune system.
Right after starting your day with lemon water, you will feel how your mood is elevated and your energy levels boosted.
Alkalizes your body
Keeping the pH of your body in balance, by alkalizing it and not letting it get too acidic is a sure way to get away from the disease. Most diseases dwell in acidic conditions, so by drinking lemon water you can escape this. Inflammations, obesity, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease are the ones that you might get if your body is not alkalized.
Lemons have the ability to extract the uric acid that is a major cause of gout and other inflammations and autoimmune diseases in your body. Therefore, this morning drink will help you avoid and reduce inflammation by eliminating the major causes of it.
Not only will lemon water continue the process of natural detoxification which your body does during the night, but it will also prepare your digestive system for the following day. Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning will eliminate the waste material and will also stimulate the digestive enzyme and juices. Moving your bowel system, hydrating your colon, stimulating the bile production and also infusing water in the stool are key features that your body should do prior to ingesting food. Once all these processes are set up, digestion will be proper and not produce some discomfort issues, such as bloating, gas or heartburn. So why not try the lemon water, and make yourself aware of the benefits it offers.
Hydrates your body
A well-hydrated body is a healthy body. Drinking a lot of water is crucial to staying healthy and fit while also drinking lemon water could be an interesting replacement for plain water. If you are bored of drinking tons of plain water, squeeze a few lemons in a glass bottle, add water and there you’ve got the perfect refreshing drink. You can drink it in the morning as well as throughout the day, especially in the hot summer days, when your body needs a lot of liquids.
Promote Healthy and Rejuvenated Skin
The vitamin C in lemons is responsible for keeping your skin elastic, wrinkle free and forever young. It also reduces age spots and blemishes. Lemons are a source of antioxidants that prevent free radicals from doing damage and premature aging to your skin.
Weight Lose Aid
Lemon water will help you on your weight loss journey by curbing your appetite, boosting your metabolism and also fighting your cravings.
Lemons have a cleansing effect on the overall body and many of its organs that flush the toxins and waste material. Lemons help the digestive system and colon, the kidneys, and also the liver. They stimulate these organs to produce enzymes that will enhance the detoxification process and also act as a mild natural diuretic. By speeding up and helping the process of elimination the toxins, the body’s pH levels are balanced more quickly which adds up to the overall health.
Antibacterial and antiviral properties
Lemon water is truly a magic drink throughout the winter since it will keep your body protected from colds and flu, fighting bacteria and viruses.
Boost Brain Power
The lemon water contains potassium and magnesium, it will be quite helpful for those individuals suffering from depression and stress. It will boost your brain power, elevate the concentration levels and also help you be more focused.
Since cancer is one of the above-mentioned diseases that dwell into an acidic environment, the lemon water makes it impossible for cancer to survive. Lemons alkalize your whole body which is a great prevention from getting cancerous cells in the first place.
Reduce Mucus and Phlegm
When drunk in the morning, lemon water has the ability to reduce phlegm and mucus.
Lemon water will provide you fresh breath in the morning, helping you escape from all the chemicals in the bubble gums or mouth fresheners. It is always better to drink lemon water than using the lemons directly on your teeth, undiluted; since the citric acid in them can cause damaged when applied that way. So lemon water will work as a natural antibacterial mouth freshener.
A way to get off Caffeine
The lukewarm lemon water can be a great substitute for your coffee in the morning. It will boost your energy levels and also help in the waking up.
Happy wellness Wednesday everyone! Have a lovely rest of your week!
The Health Nut xxx