As a coach, my clients often hear me say “drink a lot of hot water with lemon”.
Why do I emphasize this so much?
I want to get each and every one of my clients off to get a good start towards optimum health. And lemon has many wonderful benefits that will help along that journey. Therefore, this is one of the first behavioral changes my clients undertake.
If you are feeling bloated, tired, you have mucus buildup (especially in the morning), your skin is not clear, your sluggish and are constantly experiencing some type of illness; your body’s acidity level is most likely too high. This is known as acidosis, the term given to excess acid in the body. Unfortunately, this is very common and connected to a long list of health issues, such as:
Random aches and pains
Poorly functioning immune system
And so much more…
Correcting the acidic levels in your body is beneficial and vital to your health. We will assume this task step by step through proper nutrition, with the first step being the introduction of drinking hot water and lemon first thing in the morning and throughout the day.
Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water
It regulates pH levels due to the alkalizing effect it has on the body.
It helps dissolve calcium build-ups that are hazardous to the body.
It dissolves uric acid which reduces inflammation and pain in joints.
It helps replenish body salts especially after a vigorous workout.
Lemon is rich in vitamin C, an essential nutrient that maintains the immune system healthy and strong.
It’s also a great source potassium, calcium, phosphorus, citric acid, and magnesium.
Drinking hot water with lemon in the morning flushes out toxins from the body and helps purify the blood.
Pectin fiber is found in lemons, a powerful antibacterial and very beneficial for colon health.
It aids and soothes the digestive system and boosts the production of bile, liquefies the bile and helps regulate the excess flow of bile.
It has been known to clear the skin and prevent the formation of wrinkles and acne.The potassium in lemons helps nourish the brain and nerve cells.
It aids in the prevention of infection, disease, it can cure the common cold, controls the build-up of unhealthy bacteria in the stomach and reduces mucus produced by the body.
It helps your liver work more efficiently by balancing the calcium and oxygen level as well as it strengthens the liver by providing energy and enzymes.
Be advised that when lemon juice has direct contact with the teeth, it can damage the enamel on the teeth. Therefore, use a straw whenever possible and
always rinse your mouth thoroughly after drinking acidic beverages.