Lemon Water for Good Digestion, Detoxification & More



One of our favorite (simple!) elements to add to your healthy morning routine is a glass of lemon water. Taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, it’s a simple and effective way to boost your health in many ways all at once.


THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF LEMON WATER

In addition to re-hydrating your body (important first thing in the morning!), the vitamin C and other antioxidants in lemon water also help to:

  • aid digestion

  • promote regular elimination (poo)

  • improve immunity

  • enhance your body’s natural detoxification processes

  • provide an alkalizing effect that helps maintain a proper pH balance for overall health 

Because it boosts the body’s natural digestion and detoxification processes, many people find that a glass of lemon water each morning also aids in weight loss and skin health.


It’s simple to make:

Squeeze half a lemon into a full glass of water and enjoy first thing each morning.

(No lemon on hand? A lime works just as well!)

You can squeeze the lemon by hand or use a lemon/lime juicer.


ALL ABOUT WASHING LEMONS

It’s a good idea to wash your lemons (or other citrus) before cutting them open for juicing. They’ve been a lot of places (and touched a lot of hands!) on their way to you, and their grooved peel is particularly good at carrying wax, agricultural chemicals, germs and other “handling residue.”


Use a produce wash like Veggie Wash, or soak for 15 minutes in a large bowl of water with 1 teaspoon baking soda. Scrub the peel with a produce brush, rinse and dry, and you’re ready for juicing!




WELLNESS TIP

Squeeze half a lemon into a full glass of water and enjoy first thing each morning.







Stephenson, M. (2019, August 19). Lemon Water for Good Digestion, Detoxification & More // Four Wellness Co. Retrieved July 15, 2020, from https://fourwellness.co/blog/lemon-water-for-good-digestion-detoxification-and-more

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