It is very important how you start the day. According to Indian Ayurvedic philosophy, the choice of your daily routines makes your body completely resistant or susceptible of diseases.
Start your day with a cup of warm (not hot) water and add it the juice of a half squeezed lemon.
Here are the benefits of this morning ritual:
1. Strengthens the immune system
The lemons are full of vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is excellent in the fight against cold, while potassium stimulates the brain function and helps in controlling blood pressure.
2. It balance your pH level
The lemons are highly alkaline foods. Although they have acid in their composition, in our body lemons act like alkaline base (the lemon acid does not create acidity in the body once it is processed in the organism).
Alkaline body is the key to good health.
3. Helps in losing weight
Lemons are full of pectin fiber, which helps in reducing the spasms caused by hunger. Water with lemon boost metabolism and also helps you to lose weight.
Also water with lemon increases the tonus and that’s great to start the day!
4. Helps in digestion
Warm water stimulates gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis. Lemons and limes contain high amounts of minerals and vitamins which help to get rid of toxins in the digestive tract.
5. Lemon water acts as a natural diuretic
By stimulating more frequent urination, lemon juice helps in disposal of unnecessary materials. In that way, discarding the toxins from the body will be faster and more often, and will maintain the health of the urinary tract.
6. It stimulates the brain and nervous system
Lemon water contains a lot of potassium. Lower levels of potassium are associated with the appearance of depression, anxiety and forgetfulness.
Ascorbic acid in lemon increase body resistance against stress.
7. Clean the skin
Vitamin C helps to reduce the wrinkles and the stains on skin. It makes the skin shiny and tight. Lemon water acts as a blood purifier which means that it remove the toxic substances from the body and thus keeps the skin clean.
8. Water with lemon acts as a powerful antioxidant
This is due to the properties of this citrus fruit which is very rich in antioxidants. Lemon water can help to protect the body against free radicals.
And also balance cholesterol levels, strengthens the immune system and prevents premature aging.