This is a wonderfully easy routine anyone can get into starting at anytime. Every morning begin your day with a glass of warm purified water and half a fresh lemon squeezed into it. Here are just a few reasons why:
Balances pH: That’s right lemons are alkalizing! Although they are acidic on their own, once digested they become alkalizing in our body. So by having a glass of lemon water you reduce your body’s acidity levels. And all the wellness warriors know that the key to health is an alkaline body.
Support Immune Function: Lemons are chock full of Vitamin C, an antioxidant that will help fight any infections that comes knocking. Lemons also contain saponins, which demonstrate antimicrobial properties that can help keep colds and flu at bay.
Aid Digestion: Lemons aid the liver in producing bile (an acid that helps with digestion) Improved digestion reduces constipation and heartburn.
Clear Skin: Vitamin C along with other antioxidants in lemon fight free radical damage; damage caused by environmental toxins and UV exposure. Lemon water also purges toxins from the blood, which helps keep skin nice and clear.
Weight Loss: Lemons have a high concentration of pectin fiber, which helps in reducing hunger cravings. Also people who follow a alkalizing diet have an easier time losing weight.