This drink is the perfect way to start your day. You’ll be surprised at the incredible beauty benefits of drinking lemon water.
As part of my Beauty-Full Food series, I thought I’d share something simple that I do every day. I drink warm lemon water while I’m going about my morning routine.
It’s something my grandma always used to do but I kind of forgot about until last year. Now it’s a daily habit and helps to start my day right.
One of the major reasons I started drinking lemon water again was because I’ve been experiencing some health problems. I have an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s which has caused a range of symptoms including hypothyroidism. I am on a treatment program with my doctor but I was still feeling so tired and suffering from hormone imbalances.
After seeing a naturopath I was advised to be really careful about maintaining my blood sugar levels. Did you know blood sugar spikes can affect your hormones? So starting my day with a coffee on an empty stomach is one of the worst things I can do.
I had to switch out my morning coffee for something better and lemon water is the perfect solution. I’ve felt so much better since the switch and noticed so many other health and beauty benefits of drinking lemon water.
How to make lemon water
This is easiest how to of all time. Just squeeze some lemon juice (about 1/4 of a small lemon) into a cup, add a slice of lemon and top with warm-hot water.
I add in boiling water from my kettle and a little cold water to get it to the right temperature for me to drink straight away.
The beauty benefits of drinking lemon water
There are so many reasons to drink lemon water in the mornings, such as:
- Boosts hydration
If you hate drinking water, adding lemon makes it easier to drink. You can book your hydration in the morning with warm lemon water and then add a slice to a water bottle to drink during the day.
- Aids digestion
Lemon water cleanses your body and enhances your enzyme functions and helps to detoxify your digestive tract.
- Alkalises your body
Drinking lemon water regularly will reduce acidity in your body and reduce inflammation.
- Brightens your skin
It works from the inside out to reduce not only blemishes but wrinkles because of the antioxidants in lemons.
- Boosts your immune system
It’s a mage dose of vitamin C which helps boost your energy levels too.
- Freshens your breath
It’s also supposed to help relieve toothaches and can fight throat infections too.
- Helps you to lose weight
The pectin fibre in lemons can help reduce cravings. Plus maintaining your blood sugar levels prevents those energy crashes later in the day.
Even if you’re a die-hard coffee drinker, try switching your first cup of the day for a lemon water and see how you feel. The beauty benefits are worth it!
Do you drink lemon water? What’s your drink of choice in the morning?