I get a lot of questions on how I stay healthy, attain my glow, and lose weight. So I’m going to tell you one of my little secrets that starts it off bright and early.
Every morning I drink either hot or cold lemon water as soon as I get up.
Why do I do this?
And how does this make you lose weight and detox?
When I first started getting more into what I was putting into my body and how to take care of it, I found that drinking water throughout the day is the best thing for you. But, I wanted something that would make me feel good right away as soon as I woke up. And when you add lemon juice it does exactly that.
Check out some of the amazing benefits of this simple elixir below.
BOOSTS IMMUNE SYSTEM
You know that feeling when you can tell a sore throat is coming? Well, add some lemon juice in your water and this will prevent the inflammation from increasing. The vitamin C found in lemons acts as an anti-inflammatory to reduce swelling or other illnesses that are stirring up.
Lemons are a powerful antioxidant that can strengthen your immune system and protect your body from highly reactive cells known as free radical cells. Those cells may lead to cancer if you don’t have the right antioxidants to neutralize them from causing damage. Crazy right!? Bring on the power of that lemon juice!
AIDS IN DIGESTION AND INDIGESTION
Last night my stomach was upset and when I woke up I had my lemon water within half an hour I was feeling at ease again. Lemons have citric acid which stimulates digestive enzymes to loosen toxins in your digestive tract.
So, if you feel any kind of bloating or upset stomach pains drinking lemon water eases this discomfort so you can continue with your day.
It works wonders!
And when you are eating, having some lemon water will help your stomach process the right nutrients you are taking in more slowly.
If you have better absorption you’ll have less bloating, voila!
KEEPS YOUR SKIN LOOKING RADIANT
With these lovely antioxidants that are found in lemon juice, it helps decrease blemishes and unwanted wrinkles. And ladies especially, you know we are all about having glowing skin.
When you drink lemon water even for a week you’ll notice an improvement in your skin.
The vitamins are great because they keep producing collagen for the years to come. And when my skin is begging to be revitalized, I squeeze lemon juice into a bowl and dip a cotton pad into the juice, sprinkle a little organic cane sugar on top and use the pad as an exfoliant. Here's another DIY face scrub using lemon juice.
The lemon juice is a natural antiseptic so kiss those blackheads bye-bye with that homemade scrub and say hello to radiant skin.
GETS RID OF TOXINS
One of the great benefits that I’ve noticed when drinking lemon water is that my body has gotten rid of toxins. It flushes out your system with the help of liver detoxification enzymes allowing you to have a cleaner feeling in your body.
STIMULATES WEIGHT LOSS
When I’ve let myself indulge a little more than normal and start to notice my pants getting snug, I immediately get back into drinking hot lemon water in the morning. I know that lemons are loaded with antioxidants so this will boost my metabolism before my day starts. And the pectin fibers found in lemons act as a suppressant to curve hunger cravings.
If you’re looking how to start getting on a healthy lifestyle, you should definitely start drinking lemon water in the morning. This one small addition into your morning routine will make the difference to losing weight and detoxing the body. Seriously! Try it for two weeks and you’ll notice that those pounds slowly decrease but make sure you’re exercising as well. Let’s give our bodies the vitamin lemon juice has and embrace the benefits we are getting! xoxo.