It's no surprise that non-morning people have trouble keeping up a routine when they wake up. I certainly know that I do. But this one simple trick is so easy and so good for you, that it's something everyone should try out. Here are the 10 reasons you should drink hot lemon water when you wake up before eating anything.
1. Enhances Mood
Even just the sent of lemon juice can lift your mood and help clear your mind, reducing anxiety and depression. It gives you a calming feeling, where on the contrary coffee can make you feel jittery.
2. Aids digestion
Lemon water helps flush out toxins in part because it increases the rate of urination in your body. Therefor the unwanted materials are released at a faster rate. The citric acid in lemons helps maximize enzyme function, which stimulates the liver and aids in detoxification.
3. Boosts Immune system
Lemons are high in vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C helps fight the common cold while potassium helps control blood pressure and stimulate nerve function.
4. Clears skin
The vitamin C helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. It is vital for healthy glowing skin. The alkaline propriety of vitamin C kills some of the types of bacteria known to cause acne.
5. Balances pH levels
Surprise! Lemons are very alkaline foods. It will therefor reduce the overall acidity in your body. Helping to prevent infections such as urinary track ones.
6. Stop bad breath
The lemon water will kill the awful bad breath bacteria you may get in the morning. The citric acid may erode your teeth enamel, so you should monitor the health of your teeth.
7. Helps with weight loss
High in pectin fiber, lemons help fight cravings. Studies have also shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet tend to lose weight faster.
8. Helps digestion
The lemon water helps encourage the liver to produce bile and help relieve indigestion.
9. Hydrates lymph system
Warm water and lemon juice help support the immune system by hydrating and replacing lost fluids.
10. Promotes healing
The ascorbic acid, that is found in abundance in lemons, promotes healing and has high anti-inflammatory proprieties.