Happy Monday! Ready to kick off your Monday with a bang? Drinking hot water and lemon first thing in the morning is one of our favorite morning rituals to start off each day feeling your best. This is a daily routine for us, and we thought we’d share the benefits of this simple morning beverage with you.
1. Jump starts your digestive system – not only will the lemon release and flush toxins out of your body, it will allow your body to absorb the nutrients you consume through the day more efficiently.
2. Weight loss – aside from flushing all of the toxins out of your body, by maintaining an alkaline body you has a higher chance of losing weight.
3. Extra Vitamin C – strengthens you immune system and clears your skin as it kills unwanted bacteria (need we say more?).
4. Natural energy boost – most foods that we put in our bodies contain positively charged ions and lemons are one of the few foods that contain a very strong negative charge, think of it as being very electrically alive. Also, the scent of lemon can brighten your mood and help clear your mind, ultimately aid in reducing anxiety and depression.
5. Balances your pH levels – lemons are incredibly alkalizing to the body and as we know disease states only occur when the body pH is acidic. Drinking lemon water regularly will create a balanced pH throughout the body and by removing the overall acidity in the body, there will be a decrease in pain and inflammation within the body. Cheers to fighting illness!
Nothing feels better than waking up and starting your day off on the right note, in fact, chances are a good start to your morning will probably brighten your whole day! Give it a try for one week and you will notice a difference immediately. What do you have to lose? Great skin? Happy digestive and immune systems? Sounds pretty risk free!