It’s time to cut the coffee talk, and cut the lemons instead. Behold the buzz behind the magical concoction of warm lemon water! This powerful drink has so many benefits for your body inside and out. As humans, we are made up of 60% of water so let’s not forget that liquids play a huge role in the overall functions of your body. So give your body what it’s made of. While you’re at it, why not add a bit of lemony goodness. Lemons are jam packed with vitamins and minerals that will be sure to get your day off to a good start. At Suissly we know how important a solid night of sleep is–yes, your mattress plays a large part in making sure you’re well rested for the day, but the way you start your day plays a huge role in how you look and feel. Here are some of the awesome benefits warm lemon water provides:
1. Promotes a healthy immune system
Lemons are packed with Vitamin C which helps boost your immune system. High levels of Vitamin C also act as a de-stressor. We love a healthy body and calm mind!
2. Assists your digestive system
Lemons help break up the toxins in your digestive track. They also aid as a natural diuretic, which help relieve symptoms of bloating.
3. Potent levels of potassium
This magical mineral enhances your metabolism and muscle functions. It also balances out the effects of sodium which can help maintain healthy blood pressure levels, assisting in a healthy heart.
4. Cleanses your system
Enhances enzyme functions within your liver, which helps flush out unwanted toxins.
5. Clearer skin
Lemons contain antioxidants that can help prevent future breakouts, as well as brightening your skin. They also help maintain the elasticity of the skin. Say ‘Hello’ to that youthful glow!
6. Calming effects
Be sure to inhale all of the goodness floating above the cup before you drink. Lemon scent is known to help soothe your nervous system, and can help you concentrate on those particularly trying days. Finally, if you’re ever feeling a little down, the smell of lemon can also assist in boosting your current mood. Happy is the new healthy!
Drink one cup of warm water with half a lemon every morning. Wait about 15-25 min before eating, to ensure you gain all the benefits of this magical drink. If you struggle with sipping on something tart, try adding a teaspoon of raw honey. Enjoy!