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Why You Should Be Drinking Lemon Water in the Morning

Starting your day off with warm lemon water is thought to have a ton of health benefits – and it has been an Ayurvedic practice for a long time. Read on to learn about the health benefits of drinking lemon water first thing in the morning.

Aids in Digestion

Not only does the warm water help to stimulate the GI tract (gastrointestinal tract), but the lemons are believed to stimulate and purify the liver. It also helps digestive acids with digestion and elimination.

Supports Immune Function

Citrus fruits like lemons are high in vitamin C and ascorbic acid. Vitamin C can help fight colds and the ascorbic acid helps iron absorption which also plays a role in immune function.

Alkalizes the Body

If your body is in a chronic pH imbalance, it’s susceptible to disease. Even though lemons seem acidic, they are extremely alkalizing and a great way to ensure your pH balance is where it should be especially if your diet is heavy in meat, cheese and alcohol.

Helps Detox

Lemon water is a natural diuretic, which means it helps your body flush liquid and toxins along with it. The citric acid can also help maximize enzymes which stimulates the liver.

It’s an Energizer

You might hesitate to even consider giving up your morning coffee, many people swear they can easily give it up after a few days of lemon water. The combination of water and lemon helps to hydrate and oxygenate the blood, leaving you feeling great!

Keeps Skin Beautiful

Chronic dehydration can leave skin looking dull, so start your day on the right foot with lemon water. Vitamin C plays a critical role in maintaining healthy skin and the antioxidants can combat aging factors.

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About Salahi Misal 553 Articles
Was born and raised in London and first came to North Cyprus as a child where he lived for two and a half years. The Island left a long lasting impression on him, for after travelling the world and experiencing many different cultures and ways of life, Cyprus was always there. Sal, as his friends call him, has always had a passion for Art & Design and studied the subject for over ten years and resulted in him specializing in the design and production of contemporary furniture. He has worked in this field for twenty years now. After not having visited the Island for fifteen years he followed his heart back to North Cyprus, where he’s lived for the last four years. Now Sal works on a creative basis for NC Magazine.