Many of us find that time and money are the biggest barriers when it comes to living healthy. Taking baby steps and making these steps simple is a good recipe for a successful start.
A super easy and cheap way to start your healthy lifestyle changes is by drinking lukewarm water with freshly squeezed lemon in it as the first thing in the morning. This simple and cheap routine is extremely good for you for so many reasons. Here are the main reasons:
Young looking skin
Wrinkles are primarily formed because of the natural aging of the skin. Our skin’s natural aging is accelerated by free radicals we get from the sun, pollution, smoking, chemical additives in food, etc. Lemons are good for the skin since they are extremely high in antioxidants natural compounds that help fight free radicals. If you drink lemon water daily, you slow down the speed of the aging of your skin caused by free radicals.
Despite the acidic taste and the high content of the natural acidic compound AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) lemons are alkaline and hence have a positive effect on your digestion. By creating an alkaline digestive system, you are making growth more difficult for parasites, worms, and fungi like candida, which many of us have without knowing.
Drinking lemon juice also helps relieve constipation. Constipation is often connected to the bile production, which again is connected to the liver and naturally leads us to lemon’s benefits when it comes to detoxifying your body.
Natural detox and cleanse
Starting your day with drinking a glass of boiled tempered water will help your body’s excretion of toxins. Toxins built up in your tissue because of the air you breathe, the chemicals you surround yourself with and the food you eat. During the night while you rest and fast your body will excrete toxins from your tissue. Following you have more toxins in your blood in the morning to flush out of your blood by drinking warm lemon water first thing before eating or drinking anything else.
Bile production and weight stabilization
Despite the fact that lemons have an alkaline effect on the body as mentioned above, it is, in fact, the acidic taste that activate bile production by stimulating the liver, kidney, and hormones. Bile plays a crucial role when it comes to having a healthy digestion, which again makes absorption of healthy nutrients possible. When bile production and the liver works together optimally, your liver will improve its ability to absorb and metabolize fat more efficient and hereby prevent weight gain.
Prevention of flu, cold symptoms, and inflammation
Lemon juice has a high content of the antioxidant vitamin C, which is vital when it comes to your body’s ability to fight bacterial infections, viruses, inflammation and cell damage through fighting free radicals. Vitamin C helps your body absorb iron, one of the minerals crucial in maintaining a healthy immune system. Iron helps in making red blood cells and muscle protein.
So summing all of this up and going back to where we started - drinking lemon juice is a super simple and cheap routine and extremely good for you. Starting the day by drinking a glass of lukewarm water with the juice of a half to one lemon easily gives you many health benefits. All you need to gain these benefits is to start squeezing it and pouring it up.
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