10 Healthful Reasons to Start Drinking Lemon Water Every Morning

lemon 2aAdd Lemon Water to Your Daily Routine

Sometimes it is the simple things that make a big difference. If you are looking for an easy way to make an impact, try starting each day with a glass of warm lemon water. It is cleansing and has wonderful healing effects on the body. Drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning is a great way to start out the day. Although lemons taste sour and you may guess they would be acidic, they are one of the most alkalizing foods.

Just keep in mind that if lemon juice when comes directly in contact with the teeth, it may destroy the enamel on the teeth, just like certain other beverages including kombucha. So drink the lemon juice diluted in water and also rinse your mouth thoroughly after drinking lemon juice.

How to Make Warm Lemon Water

This takes just a couple of minutes. First, heat up some water to a lukewarm temperature. You can use an electric tea pot or heat up the water on the stove. Avoid using a microwave (By now, I hope most of you do not even own a microwave oven anymore).

Cut an organic lemon in half and squeeze the juice into a glass. Pour in the warm water. Stir and drink.

Variations: Add fresh ginger root or cayenne pepper for even more kick.

Take a look at what lemon water can do for you:

1. Helps flush out toxins by stimulating the liver

2. Balances pH levels by alkalizing the body

3. Hydrates the body

4. Strengthens the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute

5. Aids digestion and encourages the production of bile

6. Helps with acid reflux

7. Benefits the skin

8. Helps replenish body salts especially after a strenuous workout session

9. Reduces pain and inflammation in joints and knees because it dissolves uric acid

10. Contains rich amounts of vitamin C