Starting your day off with warm lemon water promotes waste elimination, helps hydrate the skin, aids in digestion, and detoxification. To concoct your own magic potion: Boil 2 cups of water with 4 slices of peeled ginger and juice of one lemon. To enhance the taste, you can add a tsp of honey, cayenne pepper or cinnamon. Allow to sit for 10 mins before drinking.
I work with very busy people who are trying to find the right balance in this hectic world. Many of them make their health less of a priority versus career, family life, and so on. They look for small, mindful solutions that will make the biggest impact on their health, when they come to me for help.
The #1 tip that I introduce anyone looking to amp up their health is to add lemon water to their morning routine. Incorporating clean, filtered water, room temperature or warm, with a squeeze of a bright and zesty fresh lemon is the best way to promote wellness to your day.
Have you ever wondered what are the magical benefits of drinking warm lemon water in the morning?
Benefits Of Lemon Water
Think! If you’re getting proper amount of sleep in your life (which is about 7-9 hours), your body is going through zero hydration in that period. That’s why waking up first thing and grabbing at least 2 cups to one liter of water every morning is such an important step in hydrating your vital organs, including your brain, to get on with your day.
2. Promotes Elimination Of Waste
Your body’s ability to eliminate waste via urination or bowel movements is critical for over all health. When this doesn’t occur optimally, waste is literally sitting in the body creating a toxic environment, which may lead to disease and illness. The #1 ingredient for proper elimination of waste is lemon. Regular elimination of waste, which is 1-2 times per day, increasing the water intake to about 3 liters per day will only benefit you.
3. Amazing For Skin
The improved hydration boosts the moisture of our skin along with the intake of lemon water which contains vitamin C which will be a magical food for the health of our skin. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that can fight free radicals. Free radicals are these little invaders that get introduced into our bodies due to high stress and poor diet. As a result, premature aging can occur. And, vitamin C has the ability to protect our cells from these free radicals and boost the health of our skin.
4. Aids In Digestion And Detoxification
Vitamin C in lemons has the ability to increase the production of bile in the liver. Liver is the body’s most vital organ which eliminates waste. And, bile is what helps food to move through the body and gastrointestinal tract efficiently which aids in proper detoxification. Additionally, lemon water is beneficial for digestion. Drinking a glass of water with lemon 30 minutes before you eat will stimulate the digestive juices.
Try my favorite drink when I may be feeling under the weather or I want to amp up my digestion or detoxification.
- 2 cups of filtered water
- 4 slices of peeled ginger
- 1 lemon, juice only
- Optional: a sprinkle of cayenne pepper or cinnamon
- Optional: a teaspoon of honey
- Boil water and add all ingredients, allow to sit for about 10 minutes before drinking. Enjoy!