If you’re reading 📖 my new book, you might recognize the pictures below from the chapter where I’m raving about my glass of warm lemon water 💦🍋, (and preferably ginger) on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning. Why is it so good for you?
Boost your immune system
First of all, lemons are high in vitamin C which helps to increase white blood cell production attacking viruses and bacteria. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is necessary for the growth, development, and repair of all body tissues. It’s involved in many body functions, including the formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the proper functioning of the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth. Vitamin C is one of many antioxidants that can protect against damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals, as well as toxic chemicals and pollutants.
Lemons are good for the brain
Did you know just one lemon contains 80 milligrams of this essential mineral, which is also important for basic cell and muscle functions and maintaining your body’s fluid balance? Lemon is high in potassium which stimulates the nervous system and brain system by helping cells to communicate better.
Lemon water as digestion flush
Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials. It encourages the liver to produce bile, which is an acid that is required for digestion. Drinking warm lemon water is good for you because it can help get your digestive system get moving in the morning without overloading it. Plus, efficient digestion reduces heartburn and constipation, so you won’t have to worry about the acid in the lemons giving you heartburn.
Lemon water is diuretic
Drinking warm lemon water throughout the day will increase your purification. Toxins are released from your body at a faster rate, which then keeps your urinary tract healthy. Also, lemon water may help prevent kidney stones as it makes the urine less acidic and gives your body the citrate it needs to break up and help flush out small kidney stones. Lemons actually have the highest concentration of citrate in any citrus fruit.
Clear your skin and keep zen
You’ll have beautiful, glowing skin in no time as the nutrients found in lemon nourish your skin from the inside out and the outside in. When it comes to stress, research has shown vitamin c reduces stress. It is said that people that have a high percentage of vitamin c in their system, respond differently and bounce back from stressful situations faster.
That said; it might be one of the most surprising benefits of warm lemon water in the morning. Feel centered and refreshed during the day. You are welcome!