Here is such a simple way to give yourself a healthy start to the day and that is with a cup or glass of warm water and the juice of half a lemon.
Even if you don't have time during the working week to sit down for breakfast, you can make time for this easy action.
Healthy Food Star
asked us to share the benefits with everyone and so we are.
A daily intake of warm water with lemon will:
Boost your immune system
This is because lemons are so high in Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is great for fighting colds while potassium stimulates brain and nerve function and even helps control blood pressure.
It may be hard to believe but lemons are a high alkaline food once digested. They are acidic on their own, but when inside our bodies they're alkaline. This because the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolized and of course an alkaline body is really the key to good health.
Help with weight loss
Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster. If you start the day right, it is often easier to make good healthy choices for the rest of that day.
The warm water serves to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis (those waves of muscle contractions within the intestinal walls that keep things moving). Lemons and limes are also high in minerals and vitamins and help loosen toxins in the digestive tract.
Act as a gentle, natural diuretic
Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials because lemons increase the rate of urination in the body. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate helping to keep your urinary tract healthy.
Clear the skin
The vitamin C helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes
. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well.
I have written before about the many uses of lemons.
My own son and daughter-in-law have become firm believers in squeezing half a lemon into a glass of warm water every morning for many months now and with great results...