Lemon Water: Turbo Power for Your Health!

Monday, 11. April 2016

Lemon Water: Turbo Power for Your Health!

It may sound strange, but with something as simple as drinking a glass of lemon water in the morning can do your health a big favor. Find out why in this article!

Our mornings determine how we spend the rest of our days. Eating a decent breakfast gives our body the energy it needs to make it until noon, which gets our day off to a good start. 

With a simple morning routine, we can do our health a favor at the same time we gear up for the day: just drink a glass of warm lemon water. This helps with digestion and brings the body up to speed. Getting started in your day is one thing, but there are even more reasons why you should give this a try. Here are a few more reasons to drink up:

  1. It's good for the immune system! Lemons are rich in vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C helps prevent colds and strengthens the immune system, and potassium stimulates the functions of the nerves and the brain. It also supports the regulation of blood pressure.

  2. It supports a base diet: although Lemons contain a lot of acid, they work as a base in the body. Many scientists now believe that a balanced diet should consist of 70% of basic food. This will keep you healthy long term. A lemon water in the morning takes the first step in this direction.

  3. Detoxification: lemons support liver function and thus indirectly the detoxification of the body.

  4. They're good for the skin: vitamin C and the antioxidants in these yellow tropical fruits keep the skin supple and tighten it. In addition, these antioxidants contribute to reducing skin aging, wrinkles and blemishes.

  5. It helps you lose weight: lemon juice contains a lot of pectin, which is a natural appetite suppressant. This helps you avoid food cravings.

  6. It counters joint pain: if drank regularly, lemon juice can contribute to preventing joint pain as it helps dissolve uric acid deposits in the joints.

When is it best to drink lemon water?

It is best to drink lemon water every morning before breakfast . Drink a glass of warm water mixed with the juice from half a lemon. If the water is too hot, it destroys many nutrients, which is why it does not lend itself so well to tea (unless you are just looking for extra flavor). After drinking the lemon water, you can have breakfast like normal. 

Lose weight better!

If you are looking to use lemon water to lose weight, try mixing chia seeds in. The seeds provide the body with many important nutrients and dietary fiber, which regulates our feelings of hunger. The pectin found in lemons so also contributes to keeping before-lunch cravings at bay. Digestion is also encouraged via lemon juice, which certainly doesn't hurt. 

To make a chia-lemon drink, mix a teaspoon of chia seeds, 300 ml of warm water and the juice from half a lemon. Soak the seeds overnight, of for at least one hour, and stir. For more flavor, add a tablespoon of honey.

In the spirit of lemon water, we wish you a good, energetic and healthy start to your day!