Drinking warm lemon water is a very easy habit to acquire. Once you get used to it, it will become part of your daily morning routine. To enjoy all the benefits of lemon water, it is recommended to have it on an empty stomach.
All you need is a cup of warm water and the juice of half a lemon to start. With time you can increase the quantity of lemon juice.
Some of the many health benefits of drinking warm lemon water:
1- Decrease inflammation
Lemon water will decrease the acidity in your body and by that decrease the change for bacterial growth.
2- Facilitate digestion
It cleanses the digestive system and prevents constipation and bloating.
3- Stimulates your liver
It improves enzymatic function by cleansing the toxins.
4- Improves the glow of the skin
Since it is detoxifying your blood, it will clear your skin from spots.
5- Boost your immune system
The vitamin C in lemons is essential to boosting your immune system along with cleaning it from accumulating toxins.
6- Gives you an energy boost
It has a great calming effect on your nervous system.
7- Helps you cut out on caffeine
It can actually replace it.
For more benefits and an added taste you can try these different combinations:
1- Mint Lemon Water
Put the mint leaves at the end of the pitcher and leave it in the fridge for a few hours. The mint will add some taste and make it more refreshing.
2- Ginger Lemon Water
Ginger has a wide range of health benefits and is a good pain reliever. Grate the ginger and leave it to soak in the warm water with lemon.
3- Cinnamon and Honey Lemon Water
Both cinnamon and honey have a lot of healthy properties which I am not going to elaborate on here but they do add some spice and sweetness to what might feel as sour for some people on the first couple of days.