So why I have to share this post with you is down to one thing: this daily morning ritual prevents me from getting sick, helps me maintain my weight and improves my skin!
Drinking warm water with a freshly squeezed lemon every morning is like a mini detox for you body before you even start your day, you don’t even need that caffeine fix, believe me! You may think it is acidic on the stomach, but this is a misconception people get confused about, and in fact it has an alkalising effect, which is important for optimum health. Our lifestyle is too acidic so we need to reduce this in order to prevent health problems.
What’s so good about lemon water? I could go on all day but I’ll try to keep it short and sweet:
Prized by the Ancient Greeks and Egyptians as the best cure for poison and by ye old British sailors to prevent scurvy! aye aye Captain! Lemons or Lemonia (as we say in Greek) contain unique flavonoid compounds that have high antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. Lemons have strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers which are down to their unique substance composition of citric acid, magnesium, calcium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene, which fight infection and are the reason for giving us that much needed boost for our immune systems.
To top it all of about this wonderful citrus fruit, when made into lemon juice it is also an excellent digestive aid and liver cleanser, and whats more because of this when drank on a daily basis, it has been shown to be an effective weight loss aid. Furthermore I also have a squeeze of lemon in a spoon of honey (preferably manuka honey) when my throat hurts or if I need a lift during the day I’ll eat one whole lemon!. Apart from all the health benefits I’ve mentioned about lemons they are also effective for your skin; brightening your face, removing marks, blemishes and scars and stopping other spots from forming.
So people when life gives you lemons, drink up! 😉
Important note: Now although lemons are effective home remedies for a variety of health concerns, in the case of serious illness always consult your doctor first. Finally If you suffer from heartburn, kidney or gall bladder problems or have a citrus allergy consult your doctor before using these remedies or drinking lemon juice regularly.