How you start each day really matters. Here’s five reasons why warm water (never scalding hot) and the juice of half a lemon is one of the easiest health choices you can make every morning for health benefits every single day.
- Balances your pH levels and helps alkalise your blood. A good pH level is really important as too much acidity in the body can be inflammatory.
- Warm water aids digestion by stimulating the gastrointestinal tract. As an added bonus, lemons are high in minerals and vitamins that help loosen ama, or toxins, in the digestive tract.
- Cleanses the urinary tract by encouraging the production of wee! This means toxins are released at a faster rate which helps purify your system.
- Lemon is very high in vitamin C which supports the immune system and is great for fighting colds. They are also rich in potassium which stimulates brain and nerve function and helps control blood pressure.
- The antiseptic qualities of lemons help freshen your breath by by killing off bad bacteria in your mouth.
Oh, and one last tip – since citric acid can erode tooth enamel, make sure you rinse your mouth with water afterwards.