As a health, fitness and weight loss coach there are many things that I recommend such as…
Cutting out the C.R.A.P (caffeine, refined sugars, alcohol and processed foods) along with the dreaded wheat/gluten as well as eliminating the low fat/no fat crap and limiting dairy
Regular exercise and DAILY movements
Getting to bed by 10.30pm 5 nights a week and managing a regular 7-9 hours of sleep per night
And taking your daily Lean Greens
But there’s something else, and it’s one of my top tips for improved health and weight losses
And HOLY MOLY,
It’s so damn easy to add into your everyday life too
With the benefits being out of this world
And here it is as the title has given away,
As not only does warm lemon water quench your thirst better than any other beverage, but it also nourishes our body with vitamins, minerals and trace elements which are essential to our everyday life.
Lemon with water can be considered probably the best natural energy booster available to us. When we wake up in the morning, our bodily tissues are dehydrated and are in desperate need of water to help flush out unwanted toxins and to rejuvenate cells.
Simply put, this homemade “lemonade” will help to push out and eliminate internal toxins, helping to regulate proper kidney and digestive tract functions by forcing them to work as efficiently as possible.
Now you remember I said the benefits are out of this world, then check these out
20 Awesome Reasons To Kick Start Your Day With Warm Lemon Water
Warm water with lemon provides the body with electrolytes such as potassium, calcium and magnesium which help to hydrate your body.
Water with lemon is great for the joints, and especially good for reducing pain in the joints and muscles.
Warm water with lemon helps to improve digestion as lemon contains citric acid. Citric acid interacts with other enzymes and acids which stimulate the secretion of gastric juice for improved digestion.
The liver produces more enzymes from lemon water than from any other food.
Water with lemon helps to cleanse the liver. Lemon juice stimulates the liver to release toxins allowing them to be eliminated more effectively
Water with Lemon helps fight infections of the respiratory tract, as well as sore throats and the inflammation of the tonsils. This is due to the anti-inflammatory properties contained within the lemon.
Warm water with lemon helps to regulate natural bowel movement.
Lemon water is essential for the normal workings of the metabolism. Since lemon is such a powerful antioxidant, it protects the body from the build up of free radicals whilst strengthening the immune system.
Water with lemon aids in the proper functioning of the nervous system (as lemon contain a high potassium content). Depression and anxiety have been shown to have links with low levels of potassium in the blood. The nervous system needs a sufficient amount of potassium to ensure sustainable signals to the heart.
Water with lemon cleanses blood, blood vessels and arteries.
Water with lemon can help lower blood pressure. Just 1 lemon on a daily basis daily basis can help reduce high blood pressure by 10%.
Water with lemon creates an alkalising environment for the body. Even when drunk immediately before a meal, lemon water can help your body maintain a higher level of pH. The higher the pH, the better equipped your body is able to fight diseases.
Water with lemon is great for the skin too. The vitamin C contained in lemons, improves our skin by rejuvenating the body. Drinking water with lemon regularly (every morning) will improve the condition of your skin.
Water with lemon helps to dilute uric acid, the built up of which leads to pain in the joints and gout.
Water with lemon is beneficial for pregnant women. Since lemons are loaded with Vitamin C, it acts as an adaptogen helping the body cope with viruses such as colds. Furthermore, vitamin C helps the formation of bone tissue of the unborn baby. At the same time, due to the high content of potassium, a mixture of water with lemon helps forming cells of the brain and nervous system of the baby.
Warm lemon water helps relieve heartburn. For this, simply mix 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in half a glass of water.
Water with lemon helps dissolve gallstones, kidney stones, pancreatic stones, and calcium deposits.
Starting you day with warm lemon water will help with weight loss. Lemons contain pectin fiber, which helps suppress hunger cravings. Studies have proven people with a better alkaline diet have lost weight faster so by combining warm lemon water with a clean diet along with a form of regular exercise, good quality sleep and daily Lean Greens the weight will quite literally fall off
Water with lemon helps with tooth pain and gingivitis.
Water with lemon prevents cancer. This is due mainly to the fact that lemons are a very highly alkaline food source. Multiple studies have been proven to show that cancer cannot thrive in an alkaline environment. The more alkaline you are the less toxic you become, and the less toxic you are the less inflamed and less at risk you are from life threatening conditions
So when and how should you drink water with lemon:
To see the maximum benefits from drinking warm lemon water this is what I suggest.
Use filtered or natural spring water. Pour a cup of warm water and add to it the juice of at least half of a squeezed lemon. You could also cut a lemon into slices/quarters and add that to your cup of water instead ensuring to squeeze a little juice in too for good measure.
It’s best to use a special juicer (to get the most juice with minimal effort) or you could also use lemon essential oil.
It’s best to drink water with lemon first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Some recommend a drink of water one hour before meals for maximum results or you could as I do, add lemon to your green tea too
Now I hope that has inspired you to begin adding warm lemon water to your everyday morning regime as this quick and simple, easy to implement tip could hold the key to many life improving benefits for you
So, when life throws you a bunch of lemons, make lemon water with it
Dedicated to your health and fitness
Simon ‘alkalising the world’ Anderson
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