Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Best Health Secret: Warm Lemon Water

Drinking warm lemon water...especially shortly after waking is probably one of the best  beauty and health tips there is. 

Warm lemon water is a natural diuretic, boosts immunity, balances your pH levels, aides in digestion, provides hydration to your body- especially your lymphatic system, aides in weight loss and helps to cleanse as well as stimulate your liver. 

With all these health benefits, it's a wonder more people dont reach for a glass. The key is to drink your water warm, whether it's with lemon or not. While a nice cold glass on a hot day can be oh so satisfying, it's really just psychological. Cold water shocks your system and your body has to work extra hard to warm your water up to the temperature where it can be absorbed. Cold water also clogs your system, as the food that is digesting solidifies when its temperature drops so suddenly. Warm water has many health benefits as your body can use the same energy it would have used on cold water to jump start your digestive juices. Extremely cold water actually slows down your digestive process regardless of the fact that drinking water is good for you. The temperature matters.

So reach for a warm or room temperature glass instead and add a slice or two of a bright yellow lemon. Just be sure to wash and scrub the fruit for a while under water before cutting (just with your hands) as citrus fruits are one of the most pesticide-ridden fruits there is. So wash before you eat, even if you are just squeezing lemon juice, because as soon as you slice through the skin, the bacteria and pesticides gain a point of entry into the part you ingest. 

Drink lemon water, it's a great way to boost your health. Plus, it's easy peasy lemon squeezy.

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