When you wake up for the day, it’s important to start it off well so that you can have a pleasant day. Whether it’s yoga, some music, stretching, or just thinking good thoughts, it all helps to look forward to the day. But of course, sometimes there is no time to start off your morning rituals because of busy schedules or waking up late.Health Benefits of Lemon Water Photo

If you want to start off a day well, you can do so by drinking a glass of warm water with half a lemon in it (if you are 150 pounds or less) or the entire lemon (if you’re 150+ pounds). Lemons are filled with vitamins including: vitamin C, B-complex, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. While you’re getting ready, you can sip on it and even continue drinking it when you’re on your way somewhere. Lemon water can provide you with the following health benefits…

Aids Digestion

Warm lemon water stimulates the gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis, which are the waves of muscle contractions within the intestinal walls that keep the food moving to the necessary places. It flushes all the food and toxins out of your body and sends it to your digestive tract while making the enzymes and your liver to work.

Boosts the Immune System

Lemon juice is filled with vitamin C and potassium, which help fight colds and stimulate the brain and nerves. Vitamin C is a vitamin that plummets when you’re stressed, so drinking lemon water will help to keep that vitamin C level balanced during stressful situations.

Weight Loss

Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which fights hunger and cravings, so that you can lose weight easier.

Clears Skin

Lemons contain antioxidants, which heal the blemishes and wrinkles on the skin. It can also reduce the appearance of age spots and scars and detoxify your blood so that you can maintain your natural, radiant skin.

Hydrates the Lymph System

Lemons help to hydrate your body and prevent dehydration and adrenal fatigue. When your body is dehydrated, it can’t perform all of its proper functions, so it can cause toxic buildup, stress constipation, etc. Drinking lemon water can promote energy to your adrenals because it secretes an important hormone called aldosterone. Aldosterone regulates your water levels and minerals in order to keep you hydrated and your stress levels regulated.

 

Overall, drinking some lemon water helps you obtain and produce a good source of vitamins and minerals that make your body work the way it’s supposed to. However, drinking lemon juice by itself or eating the lemon can cause your enamel in your teeth to fade, so make sure to dilute it with warm water. Lemon in the warm water gives you multiple reasons to drink it and help you care for your body the healthy, natural way. Let us know if warm lemon water worked for you!

 

Sources:

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-4769/Why-You-Should-Drink-Warm-Water-Lemon.html

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/11-benefits-lemon-water-you-didnt-know-about.html

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