Start your morning off right with a light cleanse. Lemon water in the morning hydrates your body and helps eliminate the toxins in your system. Plus, how much easier can it be…water plus lemons….done. Here is a great article from Look Great, Lose Weight regarding the benefits of drinking lemon water.
The Power of Lemon Water
Lemon water helps clean the toxins out of your body. Your skin can’t look healthy if your body is holding onto toxins! When you get rid of toxic waste in your system, your skin will show it first! Your skin will be the first thing you notice cause it looks clear and not sallow and full of acne. However, that’s not all the benefits that lemons provide for us!
Lemon can help relieve many digestion problems when mixed with hot water. These include nausea, heartburn, constipation and parasites. It is even known to help relieve hiccups when consumed as a juice. Lemon juice acts as a liver tonic and helps you digest your food by helping your liver produce more bile. It decreases the amount of phlegm produced by your body. It is also thought to help dissolve gallstones.
Because of its high Vitamin C content, it is used to prevent and treat many infections, hasten wound healing, and diminish allergies. Lemon juice also relieves symptoms of asthma, tonsillitis, and sore throats.
Lemon is a diuretic. This means that lemon water is especially good for people with urinary tract infections. People with arthritis or rheumatism can benefit from consuming lemons because it helps flush out toxins and bacteria. When lemon is mixed with coffee, it also helps eliminate headaches. (Interesting, caffeine is usually a precursor to headaches. Maybe the lemons cancel out the side effects of the caffeine found in coffee.)
When externally applied, lemon juice poured on a cotton ball and gently applied to the nostrils can stop nose bleeds although this may sting a little. When massaged gently into gums, lemon juice can effectively stop bleeding gums. Lemon juice with glycerin is effective when used on the lips to treat chapped lips. (Don’t apply lemon juice however, if the skin on your lips is cracked. Ouch!) Applied on your skin, lemon juice can also help prevent sunburn. Lemons are a key ingredient in effective liver cleanses.
Water cleanses and purifies your body and also has an alkalizing effect. It is essential to every bodily function at a cellular level. Bottled water has become a staple product of our society. The water you drink is essential to your existence but we forget how much we rely on it until we don’t have it. Then we really miss and crave it. (Think about Hurricane Katrina or the reality show Survivor!)
Lemon is also very good at clarifying your hair to remove hair product build up. For those with dark hair, use lemon juice to add golden and red highlights to your hair. For those with blonde hair, use lemon to lighten your blonde color. To do this, simply squeeze the juice from 1/2 lemon (or more) into your hair and sit out in the sun for an hour. Shampoo and condition afterward for hair that looks shinier, reflects more highlights, and feels fresh and clean!
It is imperative that you get both water and lemon in your diet, if you want to stay healthy and preserve your beauty. When you mix them together to make lemon water, you get a healthy way to replenish and rejuvenate your body.
So be sure to drink some lemon water today! You’ll cleanse your body, clear up your complexion, and get extra Vitamin C, which we all need to feel and look great!
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Head to your local Tulsa grocery store and stock up on some fresh lemons.