Why do people drink warm water with lemons?
I tell all my clients to start the day with warm water with lemons. I know a lot of people do this cause they know its good, but they dont really know why it is good. So, let me tell you why:
Boosts your immune system
Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds. They’re high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure.
Drink lemon water everyday and you’ll reduce your body’s overall acidity. Lemon is one of the most alkaline foods around. Yes, lemon has citric acid but it does not create acidity in the body once metabolized.
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.
Lemon water aids digestion
Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that required for digestion. Efficient digestion reduces heartburn and constipation.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.
Its a diuretic
Lemons increase the rate of urination in the body, which helps purify it. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.
The vitamin C component helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well. It can actually be applied directly to scars to help reduce their appearance.
Relieves respiratory problems
Warm lemon water helps get rid of chest infections and halt those coughs. It’s thought to be helpful to people with asthma and allergies too.
All in all lemon water is just good for you! Make sure the water is warm, but not hot! and make sure you use real lemons, not lemonjuice added 🙂 Just squeese half a lemon in a cup of warm water and drink it up and you are ready to start the day! 🙂
Let us know how it goes, we would love to get your feedback !
Love from Johanna