We don’t function well when we don’t have a good morning routine. Most of us can’t face the day without a coffee, but the best part of my early morning routine includes drinking a steaming mug of Earl Gray tea followed by a large glass of lemon water.
We all drink it, but why? Why is lemon water so amazing? It’s a prescribed cure-all for every single thing in life, and we gulp it down without knowing its full benefits!
1. Keep your body hydrated and moisturized
Lemons are packed with essential nutrients b-complex vitamins, calcium, fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin c (30-50 mg per lemon!). Many of these essential electrolytes help keep your body hydrated. (Also, think about it this way: while sleeping, you have not hydrated your body for 6-8 hours. Starting your morning off with a tall glass of lukewarm lemon water helps get your body hydrated and ready to go.)
2. Boosting your immune system
The vitamin c found in lemon water boosts your immune system helping prevent you from falling ill. When you’re sick or stressed out, your body’s level of vitamin c plummets.
3. Settles your stomach & beats hunger cravings
Lemon water helps relieve symptoms associated with bloating, gas, heartburn, and indigestion by loosening the toxins in your digestive tract. The pectin fiber in lemons helps fight food cravings, so if you drink it in the morning you’re less likely to snack during the day.
4. Flushes toxins from your body
Lukewarm lemon water also helps flush the toxins from your liver by enhancing and stimulating bile production, enzyme function, and stomach acid production. Sounds gross, is actually good for you!
5. Good for mouth health
Assists in getting rid of gingivitis, and toothaches. However, be careful because the citric acid in the lemons can wear away your tooth enamel. It is important to brush your teeth before drinking.
6. Gives comfort to joint pain by reducing inflammation.
Drinking lemon water helps decrease the overall acidity in your body and removes uric acid in your joints. Uric acid is one of the main causes of joint pain.
7. Boosts your energy!
Not to mention, the scent of lemons has been known to have a calming effect on your body and mind. This effect helps lower anxiety and depression.
8. Enables you to more easily cut out caffeine.
Plus, you no longer have to worry about a midday energy crash!
With benefits like these, lemon water has quickly replaced my need for daily coffee.
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