10 Reasons Why You Should Drink Warm Lemon Water
Drinking lemon water has always been suggested as a healthy way to start your day, but why and what are the actual benefits?
Lemons are full of wonderful nutrients such as Vitamin C, Citric Acid, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and bio flavonoids.
If you usually crave a cup of coffee first thing when you wake up, you may want to consider drinking lemon water beforehand. First thing in the morning, our bodies tend to be acidic and dehydrated, so it needs immediate hydration and something to help neutralize our body's pH for the body to get a healthy kick start to the day.
Lemon water is excellent for this as although is contains citric acid, once metabolized it's very alkalizing and extremely hydrating, so it naturally energizes and wakes up your system without the caffeine.
It's always recommended to drink warm lemon water versus cold, as to not create extra stress on the body, plus it is very soothing for the digestive system as it acts like a warm cup of tea.
Squeeze half of an organic lemon into a large mug of filtered warm water and drink it all right away. With the rest of the lemon juice from the other half, I put it into my glass water bottle and drink it throughout my day with a slice of cucumber for additional cleansing and detoxification benefits. You can also experiment with different flavours by adding mint or different types of berries for a refreshing or sweet flavour. Enjoy!
Here are the top 10 reasons why you should drink warm lemon water every morning.
- Boosts immune system
Lemons are very high in Vitamin C which is very effective in helping maintain a healthy immune system and prevent seasonal colds. High in potassium, which helps stimulate brain and nerve function, and reduce high blood pressure.
- Balances pH
Drinking lemon water consistently helps to reduce your body's overall acidity. Lemons are extremely alkalizing. Although it has citric acid it does not create more harmful acidity to your body once it is metabolized.
- Helps with weight loss and maintenance
Lemons are rich in pectin fibre which helps to reduce hunger cravings. By keeping a more alkaline diet you also lose weight faster and maintain more effectively.
- Promotes Digestion
Aids the liver in producing bile, which is a necessary acid needed for healthy digestion and food break down. This helps reduce heartburn and constipation.
Increases the rate of urination which helps to purify and flush out toxins which also keeps a healthy urinary tract.
- Skin Clearing
Detoxing the blood & liver from toxins regularly helps keep a clear complexion. The high Vitamin C content helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots and blemishes.
- Helps maintain brain function
Vitamin C is one of the first Vitamins depleted when we are under constant stress, which can create brain fog and irritability. Adding lemon water is instantly revitalizing and brain boosting.
- Maintains fresh breath
The citric acid helps to kill bacteria in your mouth and can reduce gum inflammation. When drinking lemon water regularly, it's advised to brush your teeth or rinse afterwards to help reduce tooth enamel erosion.
- Relieves respiratory issues
Warm lemon water helps get rid of chest infections and colds. It has also been shown to be useful for asthma and allergy symptoms.
- Reduce Coffee Craving and Energizes
After drinking a warm glass of lemon water first thing in the morning and throughout the day, you do not crave coffee as much as it kick starts your internal systems and it is energizing. It is also a great to drink while working out because it quenches thirst and it is full of healthy electrolytes.