First thing in a morning we all need a little pick me up… typically the majority of us immediately reach for the coffee or tea if preferred, believing that this will revive our tired & dehydrated bodies… Initially we may receive the kick we need, however it is not long lasting; additionally some of us may find we feel a little groggy shortly after our energy spike. In the morning we need fluid’s to push out any toxins & rejuvenate our cells. Here I have the perfect morning substitute! Adding lemon to boiling water is not only unbelievably tasty but it quenches thirst better than any other beverage, lemon nourishes our bodies with vitamins, minerals and trace elements in which are vital. The lemon and water concoction is considered to be THE best natural source of energy, not to mention it regulates our kidney and digestive functions as they are forced to run as smoothly as possible.
Lemon water provides more benefits to our bodies than we are fully aware of; here I have listed 10 unbelievable reasons as to why you should seriously think about starting your day with lemon water!
- Warm water & lemon assists with digestion as lemon contains high amounts of citric acid. The acid interacts with other bodily enzymes & acids in which then stimulate the secretion of gastric fluid and also digestion.
- When you consume lemon juice it stimulates the liver forcing the liver to then release toxins, removing the harmful substances.
- In this freezing winter weather we are more susceptible to inflammation of the tonsils, leading to sore throats, lemon water helps to fight infections of the respiratory tract as it has anti inflammatory properties. (I would definitely advise stocking up this winter)
- If you have trouble with bowel movement, lemon can work wonders for you as it promotes healthy, regular movement.
- Water & lemon assists in maintaining a healthy functioning of our nervous system as lemon is extremely high in potassium. Our nervous system requires a certain level of potassium to ensure signals to the heart are sustainable. When our potassium levels drop we are more prone to developing depression & anxiety.
- Lemon water is good for our joints as it has the ability to reduce aches and pains due to its anti inflammatory properties.
- If you suffer from high blood pressure, lemon water can help to reduce your blood pressure by up to 10% when taken daily.
- Water with lemon is necessary for the work of our metabolism. Lemon is a strong antioxidant and so it protects our bodies from free radicals, strengthening the immune system.
- This marvellous mix is brilliant in aiding weight loss. Lemons are filled with pectin fiber, this helps to suppress cravings! It has been proven that the better your alkaline diet is, the faster you will lose weight.
- It has previously been proven that cancerous cells cannot thrive in an alkaline setting, meaning the more lemon you consume the better barrier you build against cancer.
For the perfect combination add a dash of honey, it is truly a taste sensation!