Drink your Lemon Water!

Lemon water. I’m sure many of you have heard about this popular liquid concoction, but have yet to jump on the bandwagon. Wondering what’s so good about drinking lemon water first thing in the morning?

Why lemons are awesome:

Lemons have antibacterial, anti-viral and immune boosting abilities. Lemons boost the immune system because they contain citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene. As an added bonus, lemons can also be used as a weight loss aid because they help with digestion and also act to cleanse the liver. Have I sold you yet?

How to get the benefits:

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Who knew lemons could be so beneficial? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You should be using purified water and it should be lukewarm not scalding hot. You want to avoid ice cold water, since that can be a lot for your body to process and it takes more energy to process ice cold water than the warm. Always use fresh lemons, organic if possible, never bottled lemon juice. It is recommended to squeeze 1/2 a lemon with each glass first thing in the morning before you eat a single thing, or workout, etc.

Not sold yet?

Here’s 10 reasons why you should start your morning with that little bit of lemon water:

1. Aids digestion
2. Cleanses your system/ is a Diuretic
3. Boosts your immune system
4. Balances pH levels
5. Clears skin
6. Energizes you and enhances your mood
7. Promotes healing
8. Freshens your breath
9. Hydrates your lymph system
10. Aids in weight loss

To get all the details on these 10 benefits, check out this great website where this information came from: http://tasty-yummies.com/2013/03/18/10-benefits-to-drinking-warm-lemon-water-every-morning/

If you decide to start drinking lemon water, let me know how the journey is going!

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Posted on August 6, 2013, in General, Nutrition and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Great, simple, totally do-able advice!

  2. essentialoilmom

    I have been drinking lemon water for awhile now, it is soooo good for you! My husband always asks me for it because it helps with his heartburn! For me personally, it made my acid reflux disappear, along with YL lemon essential oil! Great stuff:)

  3. I know it’s good for you but it just tastes so darn yucky! I make a glass about every other morning and sip it throughout my morning routine so that I don’t have to taste it all at once.

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