Drinking water with lemon is a good morning habit. Furthermore, having it when you’re fasting will help you take full advantage of its benefits.
The rules for drinking water with lemon:
The water must be warm. Only one lemon is squeezed at a time. You must drink it immediately, after preparation.
Recommendations: The lemon must be mature and organic. Therefore, not treated with pesticides, chemicals or waxes. If the taste is not very pleasant, put a bit of honey in the water.
Do not abuse it! It can be useful during the change of seasons. Then it can be consumed for about twenty days, in that period. When you are very stressed out, drink one at every two days. If you drank and ate too much, or just feel swollen, have it for approximately three days. If you don’t have any problems, you can drink it one week/month.
Properties and benefits of lemon
The lemon contains a good dose of: citric acid, calcium and potassium citrates, mineral salts, elements such as iron, phosphorus, manganese, copper, vitamins B1, B, B3, and C, carotene.
Lemon has antiseptic and antibacterial characteristics, and therefore useful for:
-Increasing the immune response;
-Toning the entire body (from the heart to the veins in the nervous system);
-Slowing down the degenerative processes in the joints;
-Mineralize the body and alkalinize it;
-Encouraging gastrohepatitis secretions;
The remedies made from lemon are usually recommended for people suffering from anemia, rheumatism, bronchitis, diabetes, indigestion, calculations, influence and hyperthyroidism.
Why the lemon has an alkalizing effect?
The acids that compose the juice, in our body are subjected to a basic reaction. Salts oxidize and resulting carbonates and bicarbonates of calcium and potassium which promote alkalizing blood.
Is it true that the lemon helps you lose weight?
Yes, lemon regulates the metabolism and helps digestion, water and lemon juice also helps the intestines to perform well its functions. We also said that the lemon juice promotes diuresis and detoxification.
How to prepare the lemon water in the morning
Take a pot, pour water and bring it to a tolerable heat, then it must be lukewarm. Pour it into a cup and squeeze in a lemon, not too big. Remove seeds and pulp, and drink immediately. After about ten minutes you can serve your breakfast.
It’s true that, at first, the taste is a shock. The most sensible advice is not to start immediately with the juice of a lemon but with a couple of teaspoons to gradually get used to it. Next, squeeze half a lemon. Gradually, increase to a full lemon. If you really cannot bear the taste, add a bit of honey.
Why should you drink warm water and lemon juice, in the morning?
-The water and lemon performs a real “body wash” to the kidneys, the liver, the gastro-intestinal tract;
-Purifies the body! It helps us to eliminate toxins and waste mainly through diuresis. Also, the warm water activates the metabolism that allows us to burn the fat and calories;
-The blood alkalizing helps fight the degeneration of joints, reducing inflammation from uric acid causes, and balances the PH of the body;
-Stimulates the immune system: the water and lemon enhances the functioning of white blood cells, also lemon is rich in vitamin C which helps fight the flu;
-It helps regulate blood pressure and nerve activity, due to the potassium;
-Helps you to lose weight because it stimulates the metabolism;
-Promotes gastric activity, in practice you digest better, it reduces the acidity and heartburn, and stimulates the production of bile;
-It is good for your skin because of the rich content of vitamin C;
-Refreshes the body and the breath, it helps fight infections of the mouth, gingivitis and mouth ulcers;
-It helps against loss of appetite, fatigue, stress, depression, dehydration and stimulates brain activity and creativity (did not you know it?);
-It helps fight lung diseases, chronic cough, reduces mucus and reduces noise such as sore throats and colds;
-Anti-tumor properties: it seems that the water and lemon juice prevents the spread of cancer cells as well as free radicals;
-It stimulates intestinal activity, consequently the entire body benefits from it.
Indications, contraindications and tips:
-Pay attention to the water temperature, should not be boiling!
-Citric acid is not the best friend of the tooth enamel, so either drink the water and lemon juice through a straw or right after you rinse your mouth.
-You should not add sugar or sweeteners, for any reason. At most, add a bit of organic honey. Although, it’s better to get used to the natural taste of the drink.
-You can drink in case of gastritis? The reaction varies from person to person. However, it is best to avoid or ask your doctor.
-The water cannot be cool because the thermal shock is too high for the organism.
-You can only drink the lemon juice without water? No, the water serves to make it less aggressive.
-It ‘also recommended in the case of acid reflux? No.
-The hot water and lemon juice you can take during pregnancy? You must ask your doctor for advice.
-Can I have breakfast right after? No, it is best to wait at least ten minutes and do not drink coffee canceling water and lemon benefits.