7 Powerful Reasons To Drink Lemon Water Every Morning
By Kavata Kithome
The way you begin your day is very important. It sets the tone for the rest of the day!
By making the best possible choices right away each day – from what you eat to the things you read, watch or listen to – what you do first thing in the morning matters.
At Fitlife, we believe that what do in your daily routine can help you build resistance to ailments or make you more vulnerable to them. One of the best ways to help fortify your system and help align your body to its best and strongest self is to include drinking warm lemon water first thing each morning.
This may be one of those “health hacks” you’ve had beaten into your head over the years as the holistic health arena has ramped up – but it’s for good reason! There are so many benefits of drink warm lemon water every morning and here are just 7 of those convincing reasons to get on the train now!
1. Aids In Digestion
When you drink warm lemon water, you are stimulating your gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis. These are the muscles within the intestinal tract that keeps things moving and flowing as they should.
Because lemons and limes are dense in minerals and vitamins, drinking this every morning you help loosen any toxins that may be trapped in the digestive tract.
2. A Gentle, Natural Diuretic
Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted particles in the gut. This is because lemon increases the rate of urination in the body. For this reason, toxins are flushed out faster, which in turn, keeps the urinary tract healthy. How cool is that?
3. Balances pH Levels
One of the most alkaline fruits you can consume are lemons. It is quite remarkable, actually considering lemons are acidic outside of the body, yet in the body, the citric acid creates alkalinity within the body. And as the saying goes, the more alkaline the body, the better your health.
4. Boosts The Immune System
Lemons are high in vitamin C and potassium. You have probably heard that vitamin C is great for fighting colds, but did you know that potassium stimulates the brain and nervous system and helps control blood pressure? Talk about some serious powers, that lemon!
5. Clears Skin
Who doesn’t want clear luxurious skin? The vitamin C in the lemon helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. As if that wasn’t enough, lemon water purges toxins from the blood and this helps keep the skin clean and clear. Yes please!
6. Weight Loss
For those looking to shed a few pounds, listen closely. Lemon water has been shown to help you lose weight as well as maintain a healthy weight. Whaaaatttttt?!
Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. What is great is that when you begin your day with lemon water, you are more likely to make healthy choices throughout the day.
7. Hydrates The Lymphatic System
I wrote an article recently about how important it is to stimulate your lymphatic system. You see, when you drink lemon water first thing in the morning, you hydrate this incredibly important system and help prevent dehydration and adrenal fatigue. A dehydrated body cannot perform at its highest peak.
Worse yet, your lymph system can build up toxins and stress causing constipation and a myriad of other health issues, which can often be avoided by drinking this cup of awesomeness every morning.
So, the take away here is this: If you have not gotten on the warm lemon water bandwagon yet, what are you waiting for? These benefits should be enough for you to go out now and buy some lemons and start immediately! Try lemon water every morning for a week and see how you feel! And please share your experience in the comments below. We love hearing from you!
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Kavata Kithome is an advocate for living your best life, full of health and longevity. While working closely with gym owners and personal trainers, she was able to sculpt a well-rounded view of fitness and understands how to incorporate it with a healthy balanced diet. She is a regular contributor to the One More Step Lifestyle brand.
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