Drinking lemon in warm water first thing in the morning will have fantastic effects on your overall health. I kick start my digestive system every morning with my variation of lemon juice, fresh mint leaves and a dash of turmeric. No need for any 14 day detox teas or expensive shakes as your body actually has the tools to detoxify itself and drinking lemon water every morning finalizes the body’s natural detoxification processes. But beware, the citric acid in the lemon juice can erode tooth enamel so always drink through a straw!!
Lemons are packed with vitamin C, B, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, enzymes, antioxidants, and fibers.
The fresh mint leaves help aid digestion and can help in your efforts to lose weight in a healthy way! Mint is a stimulant that also stimulates the digestive enzymes that absorb nutrients from food and consume fat and turn it into usable energy. In other words, by adding mint to your diet is increasing the amount of fat that is being consumed and put to use, rather than being stored and adding to your weight gain!
Turmeric has its benefits too, from clearing infections to it’s anti inflammatory properties.Some research shows that turmeric may help upset stomach, bloating and gas.
So what are you waiting for, start this morning!! Here are some of the overall health benefits.
Lemon juice has a similar structure to your stomach’s juices and helps to loosen and flush out toxins from the digestive tract. Lemon juice can help ease indigestion, heartburn, and bloating. It also helps to move your bowels in the morning, hydrates your colon, stimulate bile production, and infuses water in your stool.
Boost Immune System
Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C and helps strengthen the immune system to fight cold and flu. Iron is another important nutrient and did you know that lemons improve the ability to absorb more iron from the food you eat.
Lemon water gives you an instant boost of energy and improves your mood right at the start of your day.
Lemons have the ability to remove uric acid from your joints. Uric acid built-ups are one of the major causes of inflammation.
Aid Weight Loss
Lemon water on its own is no weight loss miracle, but it can help you to achieve faster and long term results. Lemons assist in fighting hunger cravings and boost metabolism, which helps to fight off the urge to snack between meals.
Alkalize the body
Lemons are one of the most alkalizing food sources. Too much acid in the body can cause inflammation, obesity, and major diseases like cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Click here to learn more about the importance of alkalizing your body.
Lemons help your body to flush out toxins to prevent built-ups and damage to your cells, tissues, and organs. It stimulates your liver to produce more enzymes and work more efficiently. Lemon juice works as a diuretic to keep your urinary tract toxin-free and can also change the pH levels which discourage bacterial growth. Lemons also loosen and flush out waste from your digestive tract and cleanse your colon.