I start every single day by drinking 6-8 oz of hot water mixed with 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon. I mainly do this to start my digestion off fresh and help eliminate toxins. It really helps in so many ways. I first learned about this from Sally Nelson, owner of Body Designer. She always did this and I now add this to my daily morning routine no matter what.
Always use warm water as it gets into your body quicker and helps soothe the system and bring the benefits quicker to your body.
Here are some great benefits from drinking hot lemon water first thing in the morning:
Lemon is an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies. It can help cure the common cold.
Lemons contain pectin fibre which is very beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial fighter because it cleanses the liver.
It balances to maintain the pH levels in the body. Balancing your pH is super important to maintaining healthy digestion.
Having warm lemon juice early in the morning helps flush out toxins
It aids digestion and encourages the production of bile
It is also a great source citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium
It helps prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections and diseases It helps reducing pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it dissolves uric acid
The potassium content in lemon helps nourish brain and nerve cells
It strengthens the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute with toxins.
It helps balance the calcium and oxygen levels in the liver.
In case of a heartburn, taking a glass of concentrated lemon juice can give relief
It is of immense benefit to the skin and it prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne
It helps maintain the health of the eyes and helps fight against eye problems
Aids in the production of digestive juices
Lemon juice helps replenish body salts especially after a strenuous workout session
Start your day with hot lemon water. The benefits are tremendous and you'll feel it right away.