You might have heard of it all before but I'm going to remind you again that a warm glass of water with lemon first thing in the morning is beneficial for your health in many different ways. Yes, I said warm water not hot as I didn't want to imply boiling kettle water. Either wait for it to cool a little or Water too hot can destroy a lot of the vitamins and minerals in your lemon before your body can use them so wait. I want to go through some of the benefits you might not know lemon in warm water has...
Lose Weight by feeling full - Ever eaten breakfast then been hungry an hour later. Lemons are high in pectin fiber which helps fight hunger cravings meaning you are less likely to over eat or snack between breakfast-lunch.
Aids digestion - The lemon assists to flush out unwanted waste in the body, it encourages the liver to produce bile, a bodily acid that digests fat and also cleanses the liver.
Clears the skin - Vitamin C in lemons help decrease wrinkles, blemishes as it rids toxins from the blood.
Cleanses the urinary tract - Lemon juice is a diuretic, it encourages the production of urine. This means toxins in your system are removed at a faster rate. By producing urine it allows your body to get rid of fluid retention making you feel and look less bloated.
Stress & depression relief - Stress and depression have been linked to low potassium. The high levels of potassium that are found in lemons help control blood pressure as well as brain and nerve function.
Balance your body's pH levels - What is a pH level? Foods cause acidifying (low pH) or alkalising (high pH) effects on the body. There are numerous researchers that suggest having lower pH (acidic) levels associates with risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Higher pH (alkaline) levels are said to be linked to lower risks of hypertension and stroke. Lemon has an alkalising effect on the body.
Supports immune system and clears your nose - This is due to the vitamin C levels that fight off bugs and viruses. It can clear your nose as it's scent opens up your nasal and respiratory paths.
Freshens breath - Bad breath is caused by bad bacteria in your mouth. The lemon juice has an antiseptic quality that destroys the bad bacteria.
Warm water with lemon is an acquired taste that takes a few go's to get used too just like coffee or wine. You will soon find yourself enjoying the taste