Toxins are a way of life in today’s hectic lifestyle and pollution is everywhere. There are chemicals in the products we use, the medication we take and the packaged food we eat. Naturally they take their toll on our body, upsetting our metabolism while interfering with the digestive system and exhausting our energy levels.
The best way to eliminate these toxins is by detoxing.
Is there an easy way this can be done without jumping through hoops and spending an arm and a leg?
What if it took only a minute of your time?
Yes, let’s do it!
Here’s how to detox quickly and easily
- 1 medium sized fresh lemon
- A glass of warm water
As soon as you wake up each morning, squeeze half a lemon into a glass of warm water. Quarter the lemon as it is easier to squeeze it.
Drink the water on an empty stomach at least ten minutes before you eat anything else.
No, don’t use bottled lemon juice.
How does this help?
What is the rationale behind this quick and easy detox?
In fact, what’s so special about warm lemon water?
We already know that lemons bring strong health benefits and they contain antibacterial, antiviral and immune boosting components. Lemons also help with digestion and cleaning the liver.
Lemons contain citric acid, magnesium, bioflavonoids, vitamin C, pectin, calcium and limonene, which boost our immunity to help us fight infection. In spite of being sour and tasting acidic, lemon is alkaline in the body. Once the citric acid is metabolized, it loses its acidity. So drinking lemon water brings down the acidity in our body. This reduces the pain and inflammation besides promoting regular bowel movements.
Here’s the list of specific benefits of lemon juice
Lemon juice improves digestion and triggers the production of bile. Even if you have heartburn and indigestion, you can use lemon juice.
Higher energy levels throughout the day
The fragrance of lemon is always refreshing and makes you feel much better when you’re tired or anxious. Fresh lemon juice detoxes your body and raises energy levels.
Better digestion and detoxing improves energy levels and aids weight loss, thereby improving hormonal balance.
You know this already. Since it increases the rate of urination, you also say bye bye to bloat.
Lemon’s vitamin C has anti-inflammatory properties and the high levels of potassium help with better nerve and brain function.
pH level balance
Since lemon is alkaline, drinking lemon water regularly lowers body acidity and removes uric acid in the joints which is responsible for pain and inflammation.
Lemon’s Vitamin C and other antioxidants keep your skin looking younger, wrinkle free and blemish-less, killing bacteria that cause acne.
Vitamin C in lemon helps heal faster, keeping bones, connective tissue and cartilage healthy.
The fresh smell of lemon makes a good breath freshener. But remember to rinse your mouth with water since citric acid can destroy tooth enamel!
So there you go. Good reasons to do the quick and effective lemon water detox first thing every morning!