I’m not a fan when it comes to drinking my cals ( unless it’s wine, green tea, fresh juice, &/or the occasional light, cold beer ). Concentrated juice & sugar-filled lattes gross me out. So when my friend, Maggie, gave me the oh-so-simple-it’s-almost-ridic, beauty tip of starting the day off with hot water + lemon, I was immediately hooked.
I mean, duh. Everyone knows I’m in love with lemons.
Anyway, this tipsy-wispy is no joke, peeps.
1.} Boosts the immune system: if you’re anything like me you need a swift kick in the ass to start the day. Lemon water stimulates the brain & nerve functions.
2.} Balances pH: this is my favorite thing ever: drinking lemon water everyday reduces your bod’s overall acidity ( fun fact: it’s one of the most alkalizing foods around ). Even though it’s acidic it metabolisms alkaline. Yay!
3.} Weight loss (!!!): lemons help fight hunger cravings. Sold.
4.} Flush it out!: the juice from lemons help flush out sickie materials. This helps with constipation & digestion.
5.} The best diuretic: ahhh. So great to kill bloat. Drink this to prep for a bikini moment. Lemons make you pee more which rids toxins.
6.} Buh-bye pimples!: the Vit C component helps decrease wrinkles & blemishes.
7.} Rids bad breath: because no one wants bad breath.
9.} Later, stress: Vitamin C is the first thing to go when you’re under pressure or stress. Bottoms up!
Remember: not everything in life has to be so hard. This tip is easy. So make it an AM habit & thank me ( & Maggie ) later.
+ Note: eating too much lemons can eat away enamel on the teeth’s surface. Since I’m big on lemons I recently purchased glass straws ( hey, I’m also big on white teeth ).
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19 replies to “Start Out the Day Healthy & Happy”
I do this every morning. Best (and easiest) thing I do for my health everyday
Great tip love! I already make myself chug a big bottle of water in the mornings…I now will be adding lemons!
I started substituting lemon water for diet soda a few months back, and I don’t think I’m going to go back. Good to know it comes with health benefits.
Love lemon water – it’s so refreshing! Thanks for sharing all its health and beauty benefits, too! 🙂
I love lemon water. Awesome tip. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Would love to start trying this.. Could anyone tell me best way to do this?
It sounds simple I know, but if you knew me you would understand! HaHa
Thanks for any help anyone can give me..
I love lemon water! However, I’m a bit nervous now as my mum drinks it every morning and recently came back from the dentist who said that the acidity in the lemon was wearing away her back teeth. Do you recommend any alternatives that might have the similar benefits?
I add a wedge of lemon for an extra boost to my green tea.
I started having half a lemon squeezed into a glass of hot water before I do anything else in the mornings. It took me a few days to be able to get it all down, now I look forward to it every morning….probably because I know the benefits first hand.
It has helped me greatly with weight loss and my previously cranky digestive system.
Been doing this every morning for last 4 years or so!
Hot or cold…this is hands down the best drink ever. Except for sparkling water…but it’s a close second. I never even drink tea anymore because I love lemon water so much more!
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