Simple is good start this daily detox for the body and mind
Why complicate things? Simple is great, effective and can enhance the chances of lasting change.
The festive period is often a time of overindulgence, we give into temptation and have that extra glass of wine or dessert. Help your body to detox by starting your day with a glass of warm water and lemon.
So today, before you sit to have your morning coffee or tea, drink a glass of warm water and fresh lemon juice to kick start your digestive system and revive your body and mind.
A simple morning ritual to revive
Boil the kettle, mix the hot water with some cold then add your lemon juice. Feel free to throw in the lemon rind. Yes, it is that easy.
There are so many wellbeing benefits to this simple morning ritual.
The liver does most of its work overnight, and by drinking some warm water with fresh lemon juice in the morning, you are helping your liver flush the toxins from your body. Lemons are alkalizing and helps to get acid waste out of the body.
Lemon juice is antibacterial and antiviral making it great for boosting the immune system. High in Vitamin C, having warm water and lemon is great for your muscles and joints.
Warm water helps to maintain the pH balance of the body. The warm water also aids our digestive system whereas cold would slow the system down.
Other benefits of warm water and lemon include:
- Fight infections and the common cold
- Great source of potassium, calcium, phosphorous and magnesium
- Boosts the immune system
- Fabulous for your skin
- Increases metabolic rate which can be helpful if you are aiming to lose weight
- Anti-inflammatory properties help in fighting coughs, sore throats and inflammation
- Keeps you hydrated
I know amazing! Your liver just said thank you.
Aim to drink your warm water and lemon juice upon rising, ideally on an empty stomach. Wait 10-20 minutes before breakfast and coffee.
Enjoy, I truly love this morning rhythm.