Monday, August 12, 2013

Morning ritual - lemon juice

Lemons.  You can find loads of research and info thanks to Google but I have tried to summarise the main findings here.

Drinking lemon juice with warm (not boiling) water first thing in the morning (on an empty stomach) has so many health benefits, for example:
  • Strengthens your immune system
  • Helps you lose weight (regulating your body's metabolism & absorption of sugar and helps curb hunger)
  • Natural energizer and enhances your mood (don't we all need that in the morning?!)
  • Aids digestion (relieves symptoms of indigestion, such as heartburn and bloating)
  • Cleanses and detoxes your system (flushes out unwanted toxins) 
  • Balances pH levels (removes acidity in the body)
  • Good for your skin (and cures skin related problems as it is an antiseptic)
  • High in Vitamin C (promotes healing, helps decrease wrinkles & blemishes, fights colds and keeps you Zen by giving you an extra shot of Vitamin C that helps your mind and body against stress)
  • Hydrates the lymph system (prevents dehydration, stress and toxic buildup)

3 easy steps:
  1. Boil the kettle
  2. In the meantime, squeeze a small lemon (or half a big lemon) into a mug or glass
  3. Pour warm (not boiling) water into the mug (boiling water will destroy some of the fresh lemon's properties)
*For best results wait 30 mins before eating your breakfast


Theresa Thomson said...

I'm going to do this!! Thanks Lizzie, love you loads xxxxx

LVos said...

Great Theresa! It's a great way to kick start the day :)
Love ou heaps too x

David McCulloch said...

OK, fair enough about the lemons, but dark chocolate is sooo much better as a pick-me-up. I swear by 85% cocoa. Works for me!

Adida Fallen Angel said...

ha ha ha, fantastic! me and my mom are doing this for years, viva la power of the Lemon!

lately I started to do ginger lemon juices, super good for mornings.

LVos said...

Ooooo! Ginger! That's a good one!
Thx for sharing :) xxx