This is one of the things I like to do to start my day ....
Drinking a warming cup of lemon water. If you're anything like me, I was not a fan of lemons, however, having tried to give my body the best start to the day I now look forward to my warm mug.
Time to create: 4 minutes
1/2 organic Lemon
1 teaspoon honey/agave (optional)
How to create...
Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a cup of warm (not boiling) water from the kettle – boiling water may destroy some of the enzymatic properties of fresh lemon, while cold water may hinder its digestive benefits.
Sometimes if I'm feeling extra fruity I'll throw in a slice of lemon with the skin on and top it up throughout the morning. For a sweeter cup add a teaspoon of honey.
I'd recommend buying organic unwaxed lemons to reduce exposure to pesticides and chemicals. Most supermarkets sell them
Here's a few reasons why I try to start my day like this....
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, sour fruits are seen as “liver cleansers”. Lemons are high in antioxidants (1). The warm water can help to keep the body hydrated and may help to flush out kidney stones (2). Lemons may aid the elimination of toxins from the body (3). Drinking lemon water may prevent and soothe constipation, for it promotes regular bowel movements. This can be great for your digestive health. (4) While lemons are acidic outside of the body, inside the body they become alkaline, which can help to balance pH levels in the body and help prevent annoying spot breakouts (5). The high levels of vitamin C in lemons can support a strong immune system, which can make it a superb remedy for colds and flu (6). People dealing with exhaustion, can drink lemon water in combination with yoga stretches which may help them feel more energised (7). Lemon water can help to reduce the amounts of uric acid amounts in our joints, thus reducing inflammation (8).
Drinking lemon water may reduce the pain in sore muscles substantially after a work out (9).
Soooo what are you waiting for ... Get some lemons in your life!!!! ❤️
This recipe is plant based, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan and is full of wholesome goodness. All the ingredients I use I try to use organic, local and fair trade where possible and necessary but it’s up to you to choose what you want to use.