Lemon water, warm or cooled, can be one of the most rewarding things you do for your body every morning. Along with brushing your teeth and getting dressed, this morning detox ritual is one you definitely don’t want to ditch.
Why is lemon water so good for you?
1. Detoxifying Cure-Lemon is a natural antiseptic and helps the liver by flushing the toxins and bacteria out of your body. The high amounts of Vitamin C in the lemon act as a potent antioxidant to clean out the system, especially when taken on an empty stomach.
2. Weight Loss-Believe it or not, the cleansing properties of lemon get rid of extra internal waste in your colon. Think of lemon water as a stream going through your body. Unlike a pancake or muffin that requires chewing, digestion, absorption, etc., lemon juice goes straight to the liver, colon, and GI tract to cleanse your body. An added bonus is the pectin fibers in lemon, which help keep you fuller longer.
3. Restores pH-Everything you eat either contains an acidifying or alkalizing affect, based on its pH. The pH of your body is crucial because all of your body systems depend on it. The more alkaline you are, the better your body will function and the longer you will live. Lemon juice does the job by gently alkalizing the body!
4. Aids Digestion-The warm water works to get your body’s digestive juices flowing by stimulating peristalsis in your gastrointestinal tract, while the lemon loosens the toxins in your digestive tract.