I’m a real advocate of having healthy morning rituals that are non-negotiable. The way you begin each day matters. It sets you up positively, fosters routine and self-discipline. I find when I start the day off right, it’s easier to make better choices the rest of the day.
One of my morning rituals is having a cup of warm water with half a squeezed lemon. It’s so simple, and the benefits are too good to ignore.
Read on to find out about these benefits …
- Aids Weight Loss
Lemons are high in pectin fibre, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline state lose weight faster.
- Natural Diuretic
Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials because lemons increase the rate of urination in the body. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.
- Balances PH Levels
Lemons are an incredibly alkaline food. They are acidic on their own, but inside our bodies they’re alkaline because the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once it’s metabolised. An alkaline body is the key to good health. And remember a daily dose of Liquid Chlorophyll will also massively help too.
- Improves Skin Complexion
The vitamin C helps decrease wrinkles and spots. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood that helps keep the skin clear.
- Helps Digestion
The warm water serves to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis. Peristalsis is the waves of muscle contractions within the intestinal walls that keeps poo moving.
- Boosts Immune System
Lemons are high in Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is great for fighting colds/flu, and potassium stimulates brain and nerve function and helps control blood pressure.
- Increases Hydration
A cup of warm water with lemon keeps you hydrated. When your body is dehydrated, or deeply dehydrated, it can lead to adrenal fatigue. Your body will struggle to perform to its optimum, which leads to toxic build-up, stress, fatigue, constipation and much more. Your adrenals and thyroid not only create energy but they also secrete important hormones, including aldosterone. Aldosterone is a hormone secreted by your adrenals that regulates water levels and the concentration of minerals, like sodium, in your body, helping you stay hydrated. Your adrenals are also responsible for regulating your stress response. So, the bottom line is that you don’t want to get dehydrated. It’s a recipe for disaster.
Drinking a cup of warm water with lemon in the morning for a month can positively alter your health. It’s simple, quick, and cheap, and the health benefits are huge.
So tell me which one of these benefits is going to get you to try this simple morning ritual? Or, if you’re already a lemon water junkie, what specific benefits have you noticed?
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If you did, you’ll love my other up and coming tips too. So stay tuned. We’re going to cover foods like avocados, limes, and cucumber. All basic, inexpensive ingredients yet so highly nutritious.
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