I wake every morning and stretch out of bed looking forward to the possibilities of a fresh new day. Mornings are really amazing because at the start of every day the slate is clean, a fresh start full of possibility is only waiting for you to join.
Just about every day of my life I saunter to the kitchen and whip up a delicious morning cocktail made from the juice of one organic lemon and warm water. I look forward to this morning ritual of mine. I encourage everyone to include warm lemon water into the start of their daily routines. Heck, I encourage everyone to make this the very first thing you ingest each day and notice how amazing you begin to feel…almost instantly.
Squeeze juice of 1/2-1 whole organic lemon into an 9-10oz cup
Splash with cool water (just a splash…)
Fill with nearly boiling water
Drink it all.
Benefits of drinking warm lemon water first thing every morning.
Regular Bowel Movements
Lemon water acts as a buffer to maintain levels of pH that typically run unhealthily acidic in our bodies. Cancer thrives in acidic environments. Too much acid is BAD.
Note: While lemon juice is, in fact, highly acidic, lemon juice will assist in improving digestion and pH levels because of the interactions with different digestive enzymes. Lemon juice acts as a buffer.
Flushes out toxins:
By drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning the benefits are paramount. Adding organic lemon juice to your warm water will aid in proper liver function. This will protect your blood from being invaded by unwanted toxins. On an empty stomach the warm water acts to break down any left over debris hanging around the stomach or intestines your digestive system may have been unable to remove as it worked through the night. Lemon juice works with warm water to support the hydrochloric acids found in the stomach to further assist the digestive process.
Boosts Immune System
Warm lemon water provides a plentiful source of minerals and vitamins. The amount of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) provided by drinking warm lemon water is known to reduce inflammation. Ascorbic Acid is also said to increase iron absorption in the body. Iron is an integral component to a healthy working immune system. In addition, Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorus and Potassium are also ingested when drinking warm lemon water every day.
Increased Energy Levels
A healthy immune system is the first step to healthy energy levels! Drinking warm lemon water every morning will help your body function properly on multiple levels. In addition to reaping the benefits of a balanced pH, healthy digestive tract and stronger immune system, your lymph system will thrive from adding warm lemon water to your diet each morning. Because you are now more hydrated, flushing even more toxins through your lymphatic system will be easier and require less energy. Without all of these toxins bogging you down you are free to fly through your day with endless energy.
Healthy, Glowing Skin
A result of all of the above. A healthy body shines from the inside out. When you treat your body with mindful love and care you will reap all of the wonderful benefits. Your body will reward you.