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?
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.