The way you start each morning is very important. Routines are a big part in our daily lives, especially in the mornings when you always seem to be in a rush: check your emails, take the dog out, putting on your face, shave and for some its all about getting the kids out the front door. If you can only make time for one routine that will improve your health, let it be this. Drink a cold glass of lemon water - first thing in the morning.
HOW LEMON WATER BENEFITS YOU
1. Boosts your immune system
Lemons are high in Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is great for fighting colds and potassium stimulates brain & nerve function and helps control blood pressure.
2. Balances your pH level
Lemons are an incredibly alkaline food, believe it or not. Yes, they are acidic on their own, but inside our bodies they're alkaline (the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolized).
3. Helps with weight loss
Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster.
4. Helps with digestion
Lemons and limes are also high in minerals and vitamins - which will also help flush you out!
5. Cleanses your system
Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials because it increases the rate of urination in the body. Therefore toxins are released at a faster rate. The citric acid in lemons helps maximize enzyme function, which stimulates the liver and aids in detoxification.
6. Clears your skin
The vitamin C helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well.