What’s so great about lemon water anyway?
You’ve likely heard everyone talking about the benefits of warm lemon water in the morning. Or maybe you’ve seen posts of health bloggers nice warm cup in the morning on Instagram.
It seems so simple, which is why it is so often overlooked by newbies to the health scene. There are so many SIMPLE changes you can make that will drastically improve your health, but too often all of these seemingly easy strategies don’t get implemented because people don’t understand WHY they are good for them.
Warm lemon water in the morning sets you up for a healthy day. By drinking this first thing in the morning you will:
· Alkalize your body
o Lemon water allows your body to keep a higher pH level, helping your body fight off diseases. An acid body has a host of problems and is often linked to cancer and many diseases. We want to keep our body as alkaline as possible to prevent disease.
· Improve digestion
o By ingesting lemon water first thing after a restful night’s sleep you are activating the digestive juices to get your metabolism revved up and ready to take on the day
· Gently cleanse your liver and digestive tract
· Reduce inflammation
· Reduce depression and anxiety symptoms
o Lemon water has a high potassium content – depression and anxiety are often linked to not having enough potassium in your blood.
· Lose weight
o Lemons contain pectin fiber, which helps you feel full throughout the day.
Now that you understand all the wonderful effects lemon water can have on your body I hope you start incorporating this simple ritual into your everyday morning routine. I have been drinking warm lemon water consistently for over a year now and can honestly say its a life changer. Such a simple habit to create huge change.