So why lemon water? There are many far-reaching health benefits of adding lemon to warm water, ranging from clearer skin to possibly preventing cancer. Who would have thought that something as simple as squeezing lemon into warm water could do so much good!
Drink it first thing in the morning before you put anything else in your body. Start with a full glass (at least 8 ounces) of warm, filtered or artesian alkaline water and squeeze the juice a of a lemon into it. Experts suggest using organic lemons to do your body the most good.
The health benefits of drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning are healthy and amazing. Here are just 12 of them:
1. Boosts Your Immune System — Helps your system gain a more alkaline state which is optimal to fight infection. (1)
2. Clears the Skin — Lemons add Vitamin C and anti-oxidants to your system which are wonderful for your complexion.
3. Aids Digestion — Relieves indigestion and bloating. (2)
4. Aids in Weight Loss — Pectin, found in lemons helps curb hunger. (2)
5. Great Source of Potassium — Excellent for heart health, the brain and nervous system. (1)
6. Help in Respiratory Problems and breathing problems such as asthma. (2)
7. Balance pH: While lemons may seem quite acidic, they’re a surprisingly good source of an alkaline food that can help balance your body’s pH. (3)
8. Energizes and Enhances Your Mood — Lemon juice gives your body an energy boost and provides help with anxiety and depression. (1)
9. Anti-Cancer Properties — Studies have supported the anti-cancer activity of citrus liminoids, compounds that protect your cells from damage. Cell damage can lead to the formation of cancer cells. (3)
10. Freshens Breath — Dry mouth contributes to bad breath. Lemons increase saliva production which promotes fresh breath.
11. Brings Down a Fever — Forget the days of starving a fever! When your temperature goes up, drinking a lemon juice mixture can help bring your fever down faster. (3)
12. Cleanses Your System and Acts as a Diuretic — The enzymes found in lemons act as a stimulant to your liver to help detox your body. (1)
I hope that after reading about the benefits of this simple drink, you will start consuming it too, and make your body healthier and your mornings brighter.
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