In today’s modern world we are bombarded with toxins… from the air we breathe and the water we drink to the shampoos and cosmetics we use. Then there’s the harmful compounds and chemical additives in the food we eat.
These TOXINS can have many harmful effects on your body. They can harm your metabolism, disrupt your hormone levels, impair your digestive system, and drain your energy.
According to nutrition specialist Mike Geary (author of The Top 101 Foods That Fight Aging) there is one simple drink that can counteract a lot of these harmful effects. It can help detoxify your body, improves your digestion and boosts your metabolism and energy levels…
and it takes less than 1 minute to make!
Here’s how you doe it:
Immediately upon waking each day, squeeze about 1/2 a lemon into an 8 oz glass of warm or room temperature (preferably purified) water. Use room temperature water because this is gentler on your body compared to ice cold water, especially first thing in the morning.
Drink this lemon water at least 10 minutes before eating your breakfast.
Make sure to use fresh, real lemons to make this drink, and not bottled lemon juice. It’s best to use organic lemons in order to avoid pesticides.
3 Benefits of Lemon Water
Drinking lemon water every morning has 3 major benefits for your body, health, and energy:
1. Improves your digestion:
Lemon juice stimulates bile production, thereby improving digestion. Lemon juice also helps flush away unwanted materials and toxins left from the digestive process. It can even be a natural aid for those suffering form heartburn, bloating and indigestion.
2. Boosts your energy and improves your mood:
If you are not a morning person and often find yourself getting up on the wrong side of the bed, a glass of warm water and lemon is just the thing for you. Just the scent of lemon juice has been shown to improve mood and energy levels.
Lemons have also been shown to reduce anxiety and promote clear thinking.
3. Helps you to lose fat:
The combination of improving your digestive system, getting rid of toxins, improving your hormonal balance and boosting your energy levels makes lemon water a powerful ally in the battle against unwanted body fat.
The buildup of toxins in your fat cells may actually be preventing you from getting rid of that fat. This is your body’s way of preventing high amounts of these toxins getting into your blood (1).
In other words, if you want to get rid of stubborn belly fat fast… get rid of toxins first.
What makes lemons so good for you
For centuries it has been know that lemons have powerful health promoting properties. They contain powerful antibacterial, antiviral and immune boosting components, making them a great digestive aid and liver cleanser.
Lemons contain citric acid, pectin, bioflavonoids, vitamin C, magnesium, calcium and limonene, which supercharge your immunity and help your body fight infection.
Even though they are acidic themselves, lemons are also considered to be one of the most alkalizing foods you can eat. This is because the citric acid does not create acidity once it has been metabolized in your body. The minerals in lemons are actually what helps to alkalize the blood.
Most people are too acidic (often the result of eating too much sugar and grains), and drinking warm lemon water helps reduce overall acidity.
The American Cancer Society also recommends drinking warm lemon water to encourage regular bowel movements.
If you are interested in learning more about the health boosting and anti-aging effects of certain foods, I highly recommend Geary’s book. You can read my review on it here.