For a while now, since I discovered the benefits of drinking lemon water I have been drinking it…well almost every day. I have noticed a difference in my life and I thought I should share with you.
How you start your day as a mom, usually determines how your day will go. Something as simple as drinking lemon water can make a significant difference in your life.
I would like to share with you 6 reasons and benefits why you should incorporate drinking a mug of warm water and the juice of half a lemon into your morning routine.
Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water
Drinking lemon in warm water would:
1. Balance your internal pH
Lemons are acidic in nature but inside our bodies they become alkaline. Having an alkaline body is the key to good health. When the body is in an acidic state it is more susceptible to diseases. Drinking lemon water regularly can help to remove overall acidity in the body and improve your health.
2. Boost your immune system
Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting off allergies such as cold. Lemons are also high in potassium, which is good for controlling blood pressure and stimulating brain & nerve functions. The vitamin C found in lemons also enhances iron absorption in the body and iron plays an important part in boosting a great immune system
3. Aid digestion
Drinking lemon water encourages the liver to produce bile, which is an acid that is required for digestion. The digestive qualities of lemon juice also help to relieve signs of indigestion such as heartburn, belching and bloating. The American Cancer Society* recommends offering warm lemon water to cancer sufferers to help stimulate bowel movements.
4. Clear Skin
Do you want clear skin? Then you should try drinking lemon water. The high vitamin C in lemons help reduce wrinkles and blemishes. It also rejuvenates the skin from within your body and is vital for healthy glowing skin. The lemon water purges toxins from the blood, which can help keep your skin clear.
5. Help With Weight Loss
Lemons are high in pectin fiber which can help fight off hunger cravings. I notice I am less hungry on the days I drink lemon water. Studies have also shown that people, who maintain a more alkaline diet, do in fact lose weight faster.
6. Boost Your Energy
Lemon is one of the few foods that provide your body with more energy when it enters the digestive tract. The scent of lemon also has mood enhancing and energizing properties. The smell of lemon juice can brighten your mood and help clear your mind. Drinking lemon water can also help decrease anxiety and depression.
There are other benefits of drinking lemon water every morning but I thought to share just these 6 with you. Even pregnant women can benefit a lot from drinking lemon water.
The recipe is very simple. Just squeeze half a lemon into a mug/cup of warm boiled water and drink first thing in the morning before eating any other thing.
It is better to use warm and not cold water so your body can process the drink faster. Also try and buy organic lemons and do not use bottled lemon juice.
The only disadvantage I know with drinking lemon water is that the citric acid in it can erode tooth enamel, so it is best to brush your teeth first before drinking lemon water. Also you could use a straw to drink your lemon water.
Try this drink for a month and notice the difference it will make to your body and ultimately your day.
Do you already drink lemon water every morning? If so what benefits have you noticed.