So. Warm water and Lemon in a morning. We swear by it, our Detoxers love it. But what the hell does it actually do??
Heres our top 10 reasons for starting the day with this easy and affordable wonder drink!...
Lemon water maintains optimum PH levels to create an alkaline environment which we all should aim to have. Yes lemons on their own are acidic but when consumed they become alkaline. Cancer and disease thrive in alkalising environments and don't in acidic environments so we should all aim to be at the higher end of the ph scale for that reason alone!
Warm water and lemon early in the morning helps flush out toxins as it is a diuretic and increases the amount of times you will pop to the toilet (number 1!) Frequently visiting the little girls (or boys) room releases toxins at a healthier rate which keeps your urinary tract healthy and happy meaning and can decrease the frequency of water infections.
Lemon and Warm Water increases the bodies production of bile which aids digestion, heartburn and bloating. The American Cancer Society recommends hot water and lemon for cancer sufferers to stimulate bowel movements when chemo and other medication can naturally slow them them down.
Uric acid is something that comes from the breakdown of purines which is a substance found in many foods. Too much uric acid in the body can result in crystals forming which can result in joint pain, inflammation and even gout / arthritic conditions. Lemon and Warm Water dissolve Uric acid and so can assist with joint pain and inflammation reduction.
Lemons are a great source of vitamin c which is essential for protecting the body against cell damaging free radicals and immune system deficiencies.
Lemon juice helps you to replenish body salts that can be lost through exercising, not drinking enough water or having an alcohol binge session!
Hot Water and Lemon provides the liver enzymes energy when they are too dilute and therefore aiding the function of your liver. A healthy liver is crucial to health in particular the cleansing of toxins from your blood to optimal digestive health as everything you eat or drink or take as a medication passes through your liver and if its not working correctly detoxification of the things your body doesn't work properly either which can cause other issues such as fatigue and migraines.
Lemons are high in potassium which stimulates brave and nerve function and so Lemon and Warm Water is the perfect start to a busy day of brain straining activities!
Lemons contain a large amount of Pectin Fibre and so fight hunger cravings. We wouldn't suggest having hot water and lemon instead of breakfast, however we find it a great way of making a better breakfast choice and eating a smaller more appropriate portion to start the day well.