10 Benefits of Starting Your Day With Warm Water and Fresh Lemon Juice
Benefits of starting your day with a glass of warmed spring or distilled water containing the juice of half a lemon:
1) Aids Digestion. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that is required for digestion. The digestive qualities of lemon juice help to relieve symptoms of indigestion, such as heartburn, belching and bloating. 2) Cleanses Your System. Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted toxins. Aids in detoxification of the liver. 3) Boosts Your Immune System. Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds. 4) Balances pH Levels. Lemons are alkalizing. Disease may occur when the body pH is acidic. Drinking lemon water regularly can help to remove overall acidity in the body. 5) Clears Skin. The vitamin C content helps decrease wrinkles, reduces fine lines and blemishes. 6) Enhances Your Mood. The aroma of lemon juice can lift your spirits and help clear your mind. 7) Promotes Healing. Vitamin C promotes wound healing, and is an essential nutrient in the maintenance of healthy bones, connective tissue, and cartilage. 8) Freshens Breath. Besides fresher breath, lemons have been known to help relieve tooth pain and gingivitis. Be aware that citric acid can erode tooth enamel, so you should be mindful of this. Don't brush your teeth right after drinking lemon water. It is best to brush your teeth first, then drink your lemon water. 9) Hydrates Your Lymph System. Warm water and lemon juice supports the immune system by hydrating and replacing fluids lost by your body. 10) Aids in Weight Loss. Lemon water can help kickstart your metabolism for the day.
To fully receive the benefits of the lemon water, wait 15 to 30 minutes before enjoying a nutrient dense breakfast.