A glass of lemon water a day, keeps the doctor away...
Ok, so maybe a glass of lemon water a day won't necessarily keep the doctor away but drinking warm lemon water after waking up has a multitude of benefits that your doctor will be sure to approve of.
Although I don't normally drink coffee, I do enjoy the occasional coffee beverage (I'm looking at you Dulce de Leche Latte) and as much as I love tea, I can't bring myself to drink tea every single morning because of the fact that tea can stain your teeth and because being the sugar fiend that I am, I am likely to add too much sugar to my tea so I try to not make it a habit.
This is why I opted for a more natural option without all the side effects that coffee and tea can bring about. For the last few months, I have been drinking warm water with squeezed lemon and it is a habit I am sure to keep.
What I especially love about drinking lemon water as my morning beverage is the awesome health benefits it provides and that it only requires two ingredients commonly found in the kitchen! Lemon and well, water.
The funny thing about these small, yellow sour fellas is that they are jam packed with nutrients such as vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, iron and even fiber.
I like to drink warm lemon water first thing in the morning even before breakfast because one of the benefits is that it aids digestion. I have a pretty sensitive tummy and feel as if drinking warm lemon water neutralizes whatever is going on in my stomach.
Besides aiding digestion what else is warm lemon water good for?
Glad you asked because there is so much more that it is good for!
Drinking lemon water can also lead to clearer skin because it helps the digestion process get rid of tons of....well junk. Also, the Vitamin C found in lemon water promotes healthy collagen production and who doesn't want that?! (hello, supple, firm skin!).
We all know that drinking coffee can give you icky coffee breath and nobody wants that! Another reason to drink lemon water in the morning is does not give you icky coffee breath AND it can actually freshen your breath!
Is that all the benefits of drinking warm lemon water?
Drinking warm lemon water is also great way to give your immune system a boost because of the aforementioned vitamin C and we all want to give our precious immune system a boost!
The fiber in lemon water can also assist in maintaining a healthy weight and kicking unhealthy cravings to the curb because of the pectin fiber found in lemons. For me, this reason alone is reason enough to drink lemon water but alas we know it is not the only benefit.
You might have guessed but these are not all of the benefits of drinking warm lemon water, there is MORE! Instead of listing them all here, I challenge all of you beautiful people reading this post to substitute your go-to morning beverage for this natural option instead for 5 days! Who knows, you might just feel more energized! Hint, hint, that might be another one of the benefits of drinking warm lemon water in the morning but you won't know for sure until you try it for yourself.
Let us know in the comments how you felt after drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning. Can't wait to hear what you think of this alternative beverage in the morning. Also note, it does not have to be an alternative. You can still drink your coffee or tea in the morning and incorporate the warm lemon water into your routine.