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Warm Water & Lemon

Good morning everyone!

I’d like to share with you a little about my morning routine. I start off every day by drinking a glass of warm water and lemon. I’ve done this for a few months and I’ve actually noticed a difference. (That’s half a lemon squeezed into warm, not hot water).

Take a look at the health benefits: (from the article Why You Should Drink Warm Water & Lemon on MindBodyGreen)

1. Boosts your immune system 
Lemons are high in Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is great for fighting colds and potassium stimulates brain and nerve function and helps control blood pressure.
2. Balances pH
Lemons are an incredibly alkaline food, believe it or not. Yes, they are acidic on their own, but inside our bodies they’re alkaline (the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolized). An alkaline body is really the key to good health.
3. Helps with weight loss
Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster. And, my experience is that when I start the day off right, it’s easier to make the best choices for myself the rest of the day.
4. Aids digestion
The warm water serves to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis—the waves of muscle contractions within the intestinal walls that keep things moving. Lemons and limes are also high in minerals and vitamins and help loosen ama, or toxins, in the digestive tract.
5. Acts as a gentle, natural diuretic
Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials because lemons increase the rate of urination in the body. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.
6. Clears skin
The vitamin C helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well.
7. Hydrates the lymph system
This cup of goodness helps start the day on a hydrated note, which helps prevent dehydration (obviously) and adrenal fatigue. When your body is dehydrated, or deeply dehydrated (adrenal fatigue) it can’t perform all of it’s proper functions, which leads to toxic buildup, stress, constipation, and the list goes on. Your adrenals happen to be two small glands that sit on top of your kidneys, and along with your thyroid, create energy. They also secrete important hormones, including aldosterone. Aldosterone is a hormone secreted by your adrenals that regulates water levels and the concentration of minerals, like sodium, in your body, helping you stay hydrated. Your adrenals are also responsible for regulating your stress response. So, the bottom line is that you really don’t want to mess with a deep state of dehydration!
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2 thoughts on “Warm Water & Lemon

  1. Hej Johanna! Roligt att läsa vad ni håller på med, spännande grejer! 🙂 Intressant detta med citron och varmt vatten, berätta gärna mera! Alltså, pressar du i citronsaften eller lägger du det i skivor i vattnet? Värmer du vattnet i typ en kokare och blandar det med kallt vatten eller låter det svalna sen? Blev litet nyfiken på att testa… 😉

    Ha det så bra!
    Hälsningar Kaisa

  2. Hej Kaisa! Roligt att höra att du läser. Det är lite spännande så här i början när man inte har nån aning om man bara skriver för sej själv (o mamma) eller om de faktist är nån som läser. 😉
    Jag kokar vatten i en kokare och pressar en halv citron i en citron press o så häller jag allt i ett glas med lite kallt vatten, så att det blir en bra “varm” blandning, inte het. Det blir ungefär ett dricksglas! (Bilden är ganska missvisande med skivorna..)

    Hoppas det funkar för dej. Ha det bra!! 🙂

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