Health & Wellness

Want to kick start your day? Drink Lemon Water

May 8, 2015
Kickstart your day with lemon in water

It seems at the moment everywhere we turn, lemon in warm water is being promoted.  I have actually heard about this years ago however have never tried it.  Our personal trainer, recently suggested that a glass of lemon juice in warm water first up each morning can do wonders.  She advised drinking it and then waiting say 15 minutes before eating or drinking anything else.

So why is lemon juice in water so good for you?

8 Benefits of Lemon in Water

Lemons are a great source of Vitamin C and are jam packed with other nutrients like calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, B-complex.  They are a great source of fibre.

So what are the benefits of drinking lemon juice in water?

1.  Cleanses your System

Drinking a glass of lemon juice in warm water can assist in cleansing your body of toxins and stimulates your liver.

2. Aids the digestive process

Lemon juice can help to relieve symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, burping, and bloating, all of these can be painful and uncomfortable.   The acid in lemon juice is similar to the natural juices produced by the stomach. It will help keep your digestive system in good working order allowing food to be digested properly and quickly.

3. Strengthens Your Immune System

High in Vitamin C, lemon juice also contains iron which is necessary for keeping your immune system working.  It also can protect against flu and colds.  Vitamin C can also assist with your stress levels.

4. Anti-Aging Properties

Did you know that starting this simple morning routine can improve the condition of your skin? Containing concentrated levels of antioxidants, these help flush out the toxins and allows cell regeneration.  Your skin will improve and as Vitamin C promotes the production of collagen, the elasticity of the skin may improve.

5. Excellent source of potassium

Lemon juice is very high in potassium which we need for brain and nerve function as well as good heart health.

6. Freshens your breath

Lemon juice can freshen your breath naturally.

7. Overall Well Being

Lemon juice can help reduce anxiety and depression you may also see lower cholestoral levels, reduced high blood pressure, reduced blood sugar level, and improved blood flow.

8.  Easy to Prepare

Just squeeze half a lemon in a glass of warm water.

Note:  Don’t forget to clean your teeth afterwards as the acid can wear away the enamel on your teeth.

So what are you waiting for – go buy some lemons and start making this your ritual each morning!

Have you discovered the benefits of drinking lemon juice in warm water each morning?  I’d love to hear your comments.

 

Let’s Keep Sizzling!

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6 Comments

  • Reply Debbie Rodrigues May 8, 2015 at 19:01

    I started drinking it in Poland when I went there for work last December. It is delicious too.

    • Reply sue May 9, 2015 at 07:42

      Well I’ve only just started but perhaps I’ll be Sizzling Towards 20 by the time I’ve finished LOL:)

  • Reply Agatha May 9, 2015 at 02:18

    My mum, dad and my aunt have been doing this for over a year and it’s been great for them. The only thing is you need to drink it with a straw and in one sitting as the acidity eats at the teeth’s enamel.

    • Reply sue May 9, 2015 at 07:47

      Thanks Agatha I had heard of it but never tried it. Good point re the tooth enamel I should add that in! Thanks for your comments

  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt June 8, 2015 at 14:26

    Good reasons! I drink infused water all day, either with lemon, mint or cinnamon. I think they all have similar benefits.

    • Reply sue June 8, 2015 at 17:08

      Oh I’ve heard of mint but not cinnamon not sure how that would taste! Thanks for commenting.

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