One of the simplest changes we get our clients to make to their nutrition and hydration is to swap their morning tea or coffee for a large glass of warm water and lemon juice. This doesn’t mean to say you can’t have the tea or coffee at all, who doesn’t like that comfort in the morning? But there are so many benefits to your body from having this refreshing drink first thing in the morning that its well worth the small adjustment.
To start with, lemon water acts as a natural diuretic which flushes toxins and aids the digestive system, relieving problems like bloating, intestinal gas and heartburn – something your body will thank you for!
It boosts your immune system by providing extra Vitamin C (we all know this is good for fighting colds) and it has antibacterial properties that can help prevent or ease throat infections.
It is a great source of potassium which is known to help control blood pressure and improve heart health as well as nourishing brain and nerve cells.
Lemon juice is also know to dissolve uric aide which can help reduce pain and inflammation in joints.
The high levels of pectin fibres can help your feel fuller, thereby fighting hunger and helping with weight loss.
Lemon water can improve the appearance of your skin with the help of its high vitamin C content, cleansing and hydration effects.
Finally, lemons freshen breath and have been known to help clear gingivitis.
Such a simple change to your daily routine, with so many benefits – what’s not to love? Get sipping!