Self care does not have to be expensive or hard to do, the only thing we need to do is start. Drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning is known to improve digestion, boost our metabolism and helps to maintain the pH balance of the body. Warm lemon water is easy to make, soothing to drink and yields great results.
5 Reasons to Start Your Day with Warm Lemon Water:
Boosts your immune system
Lemon juice balances the body's pH
Lemon water also aids digestion
Lemon water is a diuretic
It clears skin
I have been drinking warm lemon water for the past four years and my body responds well to it. Drinking warm lemon water flushes out any waste from my body and it gives me energy upon waking up.
1. Boosts Immune System
Lemons are loaded with Vitamin C which strengthens the immune system. After doing research, I found that Vitamin C strengthens the bodies T-cells and helps the body to produce more immune cells.
2. Lemon Juice Balances the Body's pH
According to an article via Healthline, your body’s pH balance, also referred to as its acid-base balance, is the level of acids and bases in your blood at which your body functions best.
Adding fresh squeezed lemon juice to warm water in the morning will help to balance our pH balance.
3. Lemon Water Aids Digestion
Drinking warm or hot lemon water when you wake up may help get your digestive system moving. Ayurvedic medicine says the sour lemon taste helps stimulate your “agni.” In ayurvedic medicine, a strong agni jump-starts the digestive system, allowing you to digest food more easily and helping to prevent the buildup of toxins.
4. Lemon Water is a Diuretic
Lemon water is a natural diuretic and that simple means that it will help you to urinate and keep the bloat off.
5. Promotes Clear Skin
Drinking warm lemon water promotes clear skin by increasing the amount of collagen in your skin. The vitamin C found in lemons will help to rid your body of toxins that cause breakouts.
Lemon Water Tea Recipe:
Ingredients warm water
1 lemon (freshly squeezed)
Combine 1/2 cup cold water & boiled water in cup
Add the juice from 1 lemon
Make sure water is not too hot
Sip & enjoy