One of the very first things I do when I wake up in the morning is drink a glass of warm lemon water. I have done this for years and it really starts my day off right. It gives me an energy boost and gets my body ready to receive nutrient. I definitely notice a difference in my body when I don’t drink my lemon water. Here are just some of the benefits of drinking warm lemon water.
Benefits of Lemon Water
Assists in flushing digestive track to remove waste and toxins
Stimulates stomach acid and bile production
Aids in the production of digestive juices
Contains pectin fibers which are beneficial for colon health
Contains Vitamin C and potassium
Vitamin C is important for adrenal function, which reduces the impact of stress on the body.
Potassium nourishes brain and nerve cells
Helps prevent the growth and production of bacteria that cause infection and disease
Help restore the liver after being active during sleep
Provides energy to the liver enzymes when they are too diluted
Provides hydration which is import for healthy skin
Vitamin C for collagen production, which prevents formation of wrinkles and acne
Reduces inflammation in the joints and kneed by aiding in dissolving uric acid
16 oz of warm water. You do not want to use hot water, room temperature water is fine to use.
½ of a juiced lemon
For an extra boost to the immunity system and aid in cancer prevention you can add a pinch of turmeric.
If you like a sweeter taste, adding local organic raw honey to sweeten your drink. This gives you an extra energy boost, and aids in reduction of allergies.