Sometimes, a simple addition such as drinking lemon water first thing in the morning and last thing before you go to bed is the only “product” you need to get the healthy Lifestyle you’ve been wanting. Because we strongly believe our lifestyle choices affect our health (and vice versa), we emphasize focusing on morning rituals that work to align the body with nature, balance the doshas, and foster self-esteem along with self-discipline. While we’ve programmed ourselves to do everything but take care of our self — especially in today’s age of text messages, emails, social media, and more — it’s even more imperative that you establish self-care habits that will not only benefit your physical health, but your emotional and mental health as well.
If you only have time to add one new thing to your routine at a time, start with lemon water. This revitalising tonic does everything from reduce acne to improve digestion. Here are 7 reasons lemon water is crucial to your beauty routine.
- AIDS DIGESTION – Acids help breakdown food. That’s why there is so much of it in stomach. The acid in lemons may be especially helpful to help supplement stomach acids, which decline as we get older.
- HELPS YOU STAY HYDRATED – Most of us don’t drink enough water. A daily lemon water is an easy way to get your day off on the rightfoot.
- WEIGHT LOSS FRIENDLY – We are creatures of habit. Ponder the impact of replacing your morning tea or coffee with lemon water. Not just once, but perhaps 20 times a month and multiply that by 10 years . Your waistline will thank you.
- PREVENTS OXIDATION – Lemon contain phytonutrients or substances that protects your body against disease. The phytonutrients have powerful antioxidant properties, which prevents us from oxidizing or essentially rusting from inside out.
- SUPPLIES A HEALTHY DOSE OF VITAMIN C – Juice half a lemon into your water. You’ll add a mere 6 calories and get more than a sixth of your daily vitamin C, which is required to protect us from cell damage and repair injury.
- PROVIDES A POTTASIUM BOOST – Without the mineral your body can’t function properly. It’s necessary for nerve-muscle communication, and transporting nutrients and waste. Pottasium can counter some of the effects of salt on blood pressure.
- HELPS PREVENT KIDENEY STONE – Lemon water helps prevent these painful stones in those deficient in urinary citrate(a form of citric acid). More importantly increased fluid consumption helps prevent dehydration, a common cause of kidney stone
TO ENJOY – Simply squeeze half of a lemon into a glass of water. How much? when? It really doesn’t matter. Anyway you do it, It’s a big plus to your health.
Cheers! Let’s drink to that!
We’d like to hear from you! In the comments below, tell us whether you’re already a lemon water junkie and, if so, what benefits you’ve experienced from the miracle tonic.