As the lemons start ripening on my lemon tree, I thought it would be timely to write about them.
I’m sure you have all heard of drinking lemon water. It can actually be quite helpful. I don’t suggest only drinking lemon water (seriously if you ever see something telling you to only do one thing, run don’t walk away!), but a glass of lemon water in the morning can be great.
Lemons are acidic. If you drink a glass in the morning it can help stimulate your digestive juices and get them ready for digesting breakfast.
Lemon water can help with constipation. The combination of lemon and warm water can help to get things moving in the morning.
Lemons are loaded with antioxidants and flavonoids. This means they can help boost your immune system and decrease inflammation.
Lemon water can help with kidney stones. This is due to their high citrate content. If you have kidney stones though, seek professional health advice. Don’t just drink lemon water and hope they go away. Talk to your naturopath to see if this is appropriate for you.
Drinking a glass of water in the morning will help you stay hydrated. Over night we don’t drink anything and can become dehydrated. Drinking water in the morning can get us going on the right path.
You want to drink this in the morning, ideally half an hour before eating breakfast. Consistency is best for seeing results.
- Squeeze half a lemon of juice into a mug (real never artificial).
- Add hot water
- Feel great;)