OK, it might take you 12 seconds. But it’s worth it. Look how happy she is!
The Almighty Lemon can make you dance through vast oceans of gently undulating, refreshing water, but it has many other uses, as well. It all starts with a tall glass of room temperature water with half a lemon squeezed in. Every morning.
Here’s what you might notice from drinking a glass of lemon water every morning
- It moves things along (otherwise known as “Made me Poop!”). Technically this is called “flushing the digestive system”. Actually it helps your stomach break down food efficiently and stimulates digestive juice production.
- It invigorates you.
- It helps you lose weight (unless you’re counterbalancing with a big bowl of pasta). Lemons contain pectin and pectin helps you feel full.
- Its vitamin C boosts your immune system (helps prevents colds)
- It can help resolve indigestion.
- It can calm anxiety.
Here’s what you won’t notice
…so you’ll have to trust me (or do your own research).
- It’s a natural cleanser and helps control harmful organisms: viruses, germs, bacteria, parasites.
- It fights inflammation and can help build and repair tendons, ligaments, and bone.
- Its antioxidants repair skin and prevent oxidative damage.
- Its potassium is good for heart and brain health. Potassium helps the heart’s muscles pump blood efficiently. Lemon also contains vital nutrients folate, magnesium, B6 and thiamin.
- Its bioflavonoids (antioxidants) help lower blood sugar levels. This is good for all of us and critical for diabetics.
- It makes your body more alkaline. Which is strange because lemons are acidic. Most of us have a pH that is too acidic, and an acidic environment is more hospitable to disease.
All these benefits from one humble glass of lemon water. Worth it? I think so! It’s one of the easiest ways to improve your health.
- Lemons have been used medicinally for 1000 years.
- Sir Edmund Hillary and his sherpa were the first on record to reach the summit of Everest safely. They attributed it to lemon water, which prevented dehydration and a host of other life-threatening ailments exacerbated by high altitudes.