Benefits of Lemon Water in the Morning

Every morning I wake up and drink warm lemon water, before I eat or drink anything else.  Why should you try this?  Take a look - you won't believe how many benefits there are!

Overall, this little yellow fruit packs A LOT of nutritional punch.  It is rich in antioxidants that will neutralize free radicals from oxidizing cells and it stimulates our digestive system to flush out toxins from the body.  The nutrients in lemons include vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and fiber.  (Fun fact: lemons contain more potassium than apples or grapes!)

Here are the the benefits of giving yourself a little morning ritual detox! 

  1. Aids Digestion
  2. Reduces Inflammation
  3. Acts as a Natural Body Flush
  4. Boosts Immune System
  5. Keeps Your Skin Blemish-Free
  6. Helps You Lose Weight
  7. Gives You an Energy Boost
  8. Helps Fight Viral Infections

Directions: Squeeze 1/2 a lemon into a mug, add boiling water, enjoy!  Drink first thing in the morning and wait 15 to 30 minutes to have breakfast.

 (NOTE: Because of how hard lemon juice can be on the enamel of your teeth, it's important to dilute it with water).

Tip: I like to use a lemon squeezer like this to make it easier to get all the juice out!  [http://goo.gl/56HvZ2]