Fresh Start, Fresh New Year: Warm Water with Lemon

lemons_in bowlMost of us now have heard that a cup of warm water with lemon is a great way to start the day. When I first heard about it I thought it sounded like a good idea, but I didn’t want to add one more thing to my already busy mornings. Then, after an Ayurveda practitioner recommended it again, I tried it and have been hooked ever since!

Sometimes that’s what it takes. We hear something, let it marinate for awhile, one day decide to try it and wonder why we didn’t do it much sooner! Such is life. Now, it’s one of my daily morning rituals. Besides it jump-starting your day, what’s the big deal about warm water with lemon?

The Benefits:

heart Clean + refreshing taste.

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Improves digestion + detoxification + elimination.

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Reduces bloating + gas.

heartBoosts metabolism.

heartLemons are highly alkaline, so will alkalize the body (the majority of people have an unhealthy, acidic diet).

heartStrengthen immune system because lemons are high in minerals + vitamins.

How-To:

heartDrink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

1. Heat 8 oz of water in microwave/tea kettle until warm. lemons_cut in half2. Squeeze juice from 1/2 of an organic (preferred) lemon into the water. I like to use this lemon press (keeps the water seed-free). lemons_squeezing into mug3. Sip away + feel rejuvenated! lemon_next to waterI hope this inspires you to take 1 more step to being a healthier you!

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