Toxins surround you everywhere – from the polluted air you breathe, the water you drink, the shampoos and other cosmetics that lather your body with chemicals, plus, all of the chemical additives, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and other harmful compounds in the food that you eat.
All of these toxins can have a negative impact on your body, harming your metabolism and hormones, impairing your digestive system, and killing your energy.
Fortunately, there’s one thing you can do each morning right after you wake up to help your body eliminate some of these toxins, improve your digestion, stimulate your metabolism, and boost your energy. And it takes less than a minute!
Immediately upon waking each day, squeeze about 1/2 to 1 full lemon (depending on size of the lemon) into an 8 oz. glass of warm or room temperature purified water. This is gentler on your body first thing in the morning compared to ice cold water.
Drink this at least 10 minutes before eating any food for the day.
Never use bottled lemon juice but fresh organic lemons to make this drink. Use organic lemons to avoid the pesticides that can accumulate.
There are 3 major benefits of this morning drink to your body, health, and energy:
- It improves your digestion.
Lemon juice helps your body improve digestion and stimulates bile production. Lemon juice can even be an aid for heartburn and indigestion.
- It boosts your energy for the day.
Even just the scent of lemon juice has proved to improve your mood and energy levels, and reduce anxiety. Plus the detoxifying effect and alkalizing effect of fresh organic lemon juice can improve your energy through the removal of toxins from your body.
- It helps you to lose fat.
Since lemon juice helps to improve your digestive system, aids in removal of toxins, and increases your energy levels, this all combines together to help you to lose body fat as well through improving your hormonal balance.
These are good enough reasons to add warm lemon water to your daily morning routine.