Healthy Detox Tips
Health advocates suggest that that drinking fruit infused water such as lemon water in the morning, helps you reach your optimal health.
Switching your morning coffee for lemon water has many health benefits. I have compiled a list for 10 reasons why drinking lemon water in the morning is beneficial for your health.
1. Nutrient Powerhouse
Lemon water is low in calories, lemons are loaded with several essential nutrients such as vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and fiber.
2. Helps boost your immune system
Vitamin C helps boost your immune system, allowing you to remain sick free, bacterial and infection free.
3. Helps detoxify your body
Everyday we are exposed to harmful chemicals and toxins in the air, the water we consume, and the food to eat. Our body has a natural way of cleansing itself from these toxins but sometimes our body needs a boost from dealing with our daily lives. Lemon juice helps stimulate the liver by boosting it's enzyme functions.
4. Boosts heart and brain health
Lemon juice contains high amounts of potassium, which enhances the performance of your bodies nervous system. It also helps decrease blood pressure, which decreases your chance of heart problems.
5. Digestion aid
The citrus acid found in lemons works with enzymes, involved with the digestion, which allows your body to digest foods better, and the secretion of gastric juice. It also helps alleviate symptoms of indigestion such as bloating, burping, and heartburn.
6. Get flawless and beautiful skin
Lemons contain lots of antioxidants, which help fight off blemishes, and wrinkles. It helps your skin feel and look rejuvenated, and radiant. When you apply lemons directly to your face, it helps minimize the appearance of scar tissue and age spots.
7. Helps lose weight
Lemons have increased levels pectin fibers which tells your body its fuller from eating less food.
8. Fights inflammation
Lemon water contains high amounts of anti-inflammatory properties, that allow the body to soothe a sore throat or inflamed tonsils. Lemon juice also removes uric acid from the joints, which is one of the contributors to chronic pain and inflammation.
9. Boosts energy levels
Lemons contain anti-depressent properties, and feelings of anxiety. It also helps the body feel more energized.
10. Hydrates the body
At the end of the day your body feels tired and dehydrated. Lemon juice gives your body the much needed water and electro-lytes to rehydrate your body.
While lemon water seems to be the perfect drink to prevent or cure our daily aches and pains, it is not all wonderful. Lemon juice can be hard on teeth enamel. Therefore, it's important to weaken it with water and rinse your mouth thoroughly with filtered water after drinking lemon juice.
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Jeannie Nelson, CTT, NTPwww.medicalthermographynw.com