Why I am Switching to Drinking Lemon Water

Apr
2014
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posted by on Diet & Lifestyle, Natural Healthy Therapies

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Do you ever come across some great idea that you know would be good for you, but struggle to incorporate it into your daily routine? A big one for me is drinking lemon water in the morning.Β  I KNOW it is so beneficial, and I just learned more fascinating reasons why (see below), but for some reason I keep avoiding this. However, I have an action plan now, and hope you will join me!

Lemons have Vitamin C and lots of feel-good B vitamins. They also have loads of minerals including calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron. But on top of the nutrition drinking lemon water has amazing benefits for the body!

 

Drinking lemon water - Pitcher and glass of lemon water.

 

Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water in the morning

  • Great for detox. Lemon juice loosens toxins in the digestive track, stimulates the liver and helps flush toxins out of the body.
  • It enhances enzyme function and gives a natural energy boost.
  • Helps symptoms of indigestion such as bloating and heartburn.
  • Helps prevent constipation. It makes elimination of waste products from the body easier.
  • Great for the skin. The antioxidants helps to decrease blemishes and wrinkles too.
  • Nourishes the brain and eyes too. It helps fight against eye problems.
  • Creates a more alkaline environment and decreases acidity in the body. Diseases thrive in an acid environment and have a hard time taking hold in an alkaline one.
  • Lowers inflammation in the body.
  • Boosts the immune system.
  • Helps fight viral infections.
  • Removes uric acid in the joints, making you more flexible and mobile.
  • Weight loss. Suppresses your appetite and helps eliminate sugar cravings.
  • Reduces anxiety and depression. Even the scent of lemons has a calming effect on the nervous system.

 

Lemons - drinking lemon water

 

Great Tip!

Squeeze lemons and freeze the juice in ice cube trays. Then store cubes in freezer so you always have fresh lemon juice available.

In the evening pop a lemon juice cube into a glass of water, and put it on your night table just before going to bed. In the morning you have a glass of lemon water sitting and waiting for you.

Warning

Lemon juice is hard on the enamel of your teeth. So drink first and then brush your teeth shortly after, or rinse your mouth with plain water.

 

glass of lemon water

 

Morning Routine Challenge for Drinking Lemon Water

I am going to be drinking lemon water every morning this week (and hopefully for thereon after) and would LOVE for you to join me.

The plan is to drink 16 ounces of water with the juice of half a lemon added. Drink this first thing in the morning then wait 15 to 20 minutes before eating or drinking anything else.

Let me know if you are joining me too!

 

What’s your Missing Element?

What would you like to add into your day to create a more healthy lifestyle for you? What is one thing that you would like to change in the morning, or any time of the day.

Let me know in the comments below. It’s always easier to change a habit, or add a new one, when you write it or state it out loud.

 

To your fantastic health!

With Love and Lemonade,

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  • Hey Robin,
    Great idea πŸ™‚ I’m in!
    Love,
    Janice

    • Wonderful Jane, I’ll be thinking of you drinking my lemon water! Big hugs and love to you! πŸ™‚

      • Drinking my first glass of lemon water this morning and I love it :). Since I am still dealing with a little bit of a passing cold, I feel that it helps with the mucus in my throat. I drank lemon water before but never thought about drinking it first thing in the morning.

        • Yes it should help with that too. It’s a great habit in so many ways! Hope your cold is completely gone soon!

  • Louise

    Challenge accepted πŸ™‚

    • Yay, Louise! So happy to hear. It’s much more fun doing a challenge with others! πŸ™‚ awesome

  • Pinky Alive

    I have been drinking Lemon and Water for over 40 years. Robin you have covered all bases but I would like to add two more facts.
    Drinking Lemon and water every morning on an empty stomach will strip the Mucus Buildup from eating a stray meal, from the Environment, and it is allergy season.
    Lemon and water will also help prevent Kidney Stones from forming.
    I know because I was a Urodynamic Technician for six Urologists at Beth Israel Medical Center, NYC.

    • Brilliant. Love hearing even more benefits Pinky, really interesting. and it is SO nice to hear from you! Thanks, and have a wonderful weekend. Big lemon water Cheers! πŸ™‚

      • Pinky Alive

        Anytime Robin. My pleasure to share my knowledge and input.
        Have a fabulous weekend too.
        Namaste,
        PINKY ALIVE
        Raw Food Consultant

  • Karen R.

    Hi Robin. I’ll give it a try

  • Paige McFarlane

    I plan on starting tomorrow have to buy lemons today πŸ™‚ Love the ice cube idea.

  • Anne Ashcroft

    I’m in for your challenge too, Robin. I have been doing that for a couple of years but only 8 oz so my challenge will be to increase to 16 oz. When you do things on a regular basis, sometimes you forget about the benefits or start to question if what you are doing is really working. Thanks for giving me the extra motivation to keep it up.

    • Great! So happy to hear Anne, and it is so true that it’s nice to have confirmation and re-inspiration to keep with the good stuff we are doing. Good point. & nice to have you joining in. It makes it more fun in the morning to know there is a virtual party of us all drinking lemon water together! : )

  • Claudia

    Hey Robin
    I’m definitely in will start tomorrow. Can I ask does the water have to be cold or can it be hot water ?

    P.s I love your raw food recipes, made your superfood chocolate the other day my children loved it as did my work colleagues.

    Looking forward to trying out more of them, I really love the idea of tying to eat raw as much as poss. Sadly I can’t do the 7 day plan just yet as I don’t have a dehydrator.
    But I will be doing the lemon drinking all week and keep you posted as to how I feel.

    Have a great week.

    Claudia

    • Hi Claudia, great question. I think that room temperature water is the best, or even warm water would be good, as well as easiest on the digestive system and most effective.

      Thanks so much for letting me know – always nice to hear feedback and I am so happy the chocolate turned out well!

      I have had people follow the 7 day plan and use the oven on lowest setting for the dehydrated items, or substitute them. Just putting a thought out there, in case it helps you think of a strategy that may work for you.

      Thanks for joining me with the challenge!
      Wishing you a great week too, Hugs, Robin

      • Pinky Alive

        Warm water is best. Less shocking to the system first thing upon waking
        PINKY ALIVE aka
        Rochelle Rosa

      • Claudia

        Thanks very much Robin warm water it is. I have a Rayburn in the kitchen which is on lowest setting constantly unless we are cooking, but it has a bottom oven which stays warm, sounds like that could work. Thanks very much for the top tip I will go ahead and try.
        Just need to source some of the weekly ingredients now !

        Warm wishes and happy lemon day tomorrow
        Claudia x

        • That’s awesome Claudia. I think trying to do it with that and adapting is a great way to start. Then if you see that the plan and going raw is doable and works for you, you may be more inclined to invest in a dehydrator. Hope it works well for you. Keep in touch.. and just squeezed more lemon over here. Cheers for in the morning! πŸ™‚