Today, I wanted to share one of my morning habits. I've been starting all my mornings with a warm (not hot) mug of water and half a lemon juice (no sugar added). It's so simple and the benefits are just too good to ignore, plus, I love the taste of lemon!
Lemons have been said to be good for the bones, skin radiance, digestion, and fighting cancer, they have a great amount of vitamin C plus it's awesome to stimulate digestion for the day and clear the body of any toxins that may have settled in the digestive tract overnight. I do this first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and wait at least 40 minutes before eating my breakfast.
Another thing I like to do is the night before or right in the morning, I like to prepare a pitcher of water and add slices of lemon, orange, lime or even cucumber. Everyday I change so I don't get bored.:) Cucumber slices also give you anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting benefits and it's delicious. I love to add fresh mint leaves to my lemon water besides all the benefits and the great refreshing taste, it will leave you with minty-fresh breath.:)
This month we had a few birthdays and parties, so I have to admit I did indulged way too much, so my body needed a bit of a cleanse. It's also a great way if you want to keep your weight under control or even to lose weight.
I don't drink soda at all and juices I only go for the most natural ones. I try to avoid the prepacked ones since there is always so much sugar in most of them so during the day I opt for natural flavor water with these basic ingredients I always have in my refrigerator.
We gotta drink water right? Well at least let's make it a little more fun and get even more benefits out of it. :)
Do any of you lovely readers, start your day with lemon water? If yes have you noticed any benefits? Would love to hear from you, leave us a comment on this post and share your tips with us. :)