10 Healthful Reasons to Start Drinking Lemon Water Every Morning
Updated: Jan 22
Add Lemon Water to Your Daily Routine
Sometimes it is the simple things that make a big difference. If you are looking for an easy way to make an impact, try starting each day with a glass of warm lemon water. It is cleansing and has wonderful healing effects on the body. Drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning is a great way to start out the day. Although lemons taste sour and you may guess they would be acidic, they are one of the most alkalizing foods.
Just keep in mind that if lemon juice comes directly in contact with the teeth, it may destroy the enamel on the teeth, just like certain other beverages including kombucha. To avoid this, drink the lemon juice diluted in water and also rinse your mouth thoroughly after drinking lemon juice.
How to Make Warm Lemon Water
This takes just a couple of minutes. First, heat up some water to a lukewarm temperature. You can use an electric tea pot or heat up the water on the stove. Avoid using a microwave (By now, I hope most of you do not even own a microwave oven anymore).
Cut an organic lemon in half and squeeze the juice into a glass. Pour in the warm water. Stir and drink.
Variations: Add fresh ginger root or cayenne pepper for even more of a kick.
Take a look at what lemon water can do for you:
Helps flush out toxins by stimulating the liver
Balances pH levels by alkalizing the body
Hydrates the body
Strengthens the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute
Aids digestion and encourages the production of bile
Helps with acid reflux
Benefits the skin
Helps replenish body salts especially after a strenuous workout session
Reduces pain and inflammation in joints and knees because it dissolves uric acid
Contains rich amounts of vitamin C