Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water in the Morning

The humble lemon

WOW...what a wonderful creation by Mother Nature.

How blessed we are to have something so simple, yet so powerful just growing from trees.

So just how powerful are these beautiful golden drops?

  • They are a rich source of vitamin C

  • They contain a range of important antioxidants such as quercetin, beta-carotene, lutein & zeaxanthin

  • Lemons possess immense health benefits ranging from its antibacterial and antiviral properties to its immune boosting

  • Lemon juice acts as a digestive and a detoxifying agent and

  • It helps in cleaning the liver leading to better digestive health.

  • Aids in regular bowel movements

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One of the most common ways to reap the health benefits of lemon is by juicing it. I often use lemon on fish or veg, in pesto, hummus, in dressings, juices, in kidney and liver cleanses, over pancakes and in my favourite lemon, honey and warm water drink. Even my girls love to suck the juice out of them (although we do need to be careful of the health of our teeth).

The peel is also a great addition to our meals.

But as part of my morning ritual I like to add the juice of 1 lemon, a stick of turmeric and ginger in a pint glass of warm water (and drink it through a straw). You could also add a pinch of Celtic Sea Salt to further hydrate your body and replace essential electrolytes.

This gently wakens the digestive system and prepares it for the food we will consume throughout the day.

Your daily lemon water can also support:

  • The Immune System:

  • As a rich source of vitamin C, lemon juice can protect the body from immune system deficiencies.
  • Vitamin C is a necessary antioxidant in the body, which helps protect against oxidative damage cause by free radicals.
  • With its powerful antibacterial properties, lemon juice helps fight infections
  • Helps fight common colds
  • Lemon’s anti-inflammatory properties help in fighting respiratory tract infections, sore throat and inflammation of tonsils.
  • Ph:

  • Helps in maintaining the pH balance of the body.
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  • Gastrointestinal Health:

  • Acts as a detoxifying agent.
  • Lemon juice is also very effective at cleansing the liver as it promotes the liver to flush out toxins
  • Helps with maintaining digestive health.
  • Helps with digestion and hence, helps regulate natural bowel movement.
  • Nutrients:

    Along with vitamin C, lemons are also a rich source of potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium etc.

  • Skin:

    Lemon water is also a popular remedy for many kinds of skin problems ranging from acne, rashes and wrinkles to dark spots.

  • Weight Loss:

    May help in weight loss as it promotes digestion and increases the metabolic rate.

  • Hydration:

    Helps keep the body hydrated as it provides electrolytes to the body.

  • Musculoskeletal:

    May help reduce joint and muscle pain.

So what is not to love about this perfect food?

It's an easy, yet delicious addition to anyone's diet.

This is why I always advocate FOOD FIRST.

Nature has provided us with all our health essentials. We just need to open our eyes to see them.

Note: It is worth noting that some people, in particular those with acid reflux, may not be able to tolerate lemon juice.

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