The other day someone asked me, if I could recommend ONE thing to make her healthier, what would it be? I proceeded to blab for a good five minutes about 15 different things, and didn’t really answer the question. Since I’ve already told you about my Smoothie Ritual, another habit that I think is an EASY and AWESOME addition to your daily routine is drinking a big glass of warm lemon water upon rising every morning. Here’s why:
- It maximizes the function of enzymes found in your liver, which is your main detoxifying organ, therefore helping detoxify your body.
- It will help stimulate digestion and keep things moving so your body can eliminate toxins.
- It alkalizes the body (while lemon juice is acidic, the minerals have an alkalizing effect on the body).
- It provides a nice dose of Vitamin C & Antioxidants for the day.
So give it a try and who knows, you might even be able to replace your coffee with lemon water!
Note: Don’t use the packaged lemon juice. Use the juice of ½ a fresh lemon.
Mandy King is a Holistic Nutritionist and Gluten Free Guru who shares her expertise with She Does The City. For recipes and nutrition tips, visit her website, HEAL. Follow Mandy on Twitter@mandyking_HEAL. Like Healthy Eating and Living on Facebook here. You can also find Mandy on Pinterest and Instagram.