The benefits of drinking lemon water first thing in the morning seem to be endless. I personally love it and have been doing it for about two years now and was happily surprised to see it has thát many benefits. What are the most amazing advantages and how to do it?
Benefits of Drinking Warm Lemon Water
- It improves digestion. Lemons contain pectin fiber which is very beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial . Lemon is also said to aid in the production of digestive juices.
- Lemon is an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that can pump up the immune system. The vitamin C is also of immense benefit to the skin and it can prevent the formation of wrinkles and acne.
- Lemon water can help 'clean' your body by balancing the pH levels in the body. Having warm lemon juice early in the morning also helps flush out toxins. These benefits do wonders for you skin too.
So, how to actually drink lemon water? I always fill up a glass with warm water (not too hot, cause this can damage the enzymes from the lemon, and not too cold. Ideally cooled down boiled water) and squeeze out half a lemon. I always drink it with a straw and wash my mouth after in order to prevent enamel damage. Most of the time, this is about half an hour before I actually have breakfast. Depending on the lemon, I quite like the taste. Sometimes I just get a sour surpise but I still don't have any problems finishing my drink. If you dislike the taste, you could add a little bit of honey. Are you going to give it a try??