Lemon Water for Good Digestion, Detoxification & More
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One of our favorite (simple!) elements to add to your healthy morning routine is a glass of lemon water. Taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, it’s a simple and effective way to boost your health in many ways all at once.
The health benefits of lemon water
In addition to re-hydrating your body (important first thing in the morning!), the vitamin C and other antioxidants in lemon water also help to:
promote regular elimination (poo)
enhance your body’s natural detoxification processes
provide an alkalizing effect that helps maintain a proper pH balance for overall health
Because it boosts the body’s natural digestion and detoxification processes, many people find that a glass of lemon water each morning also aids in weight loss and skin health.
It’s simple to make:
Squeeze half a lemon into a full glass of water and enjoy first thing each morning. (No lemon on hand? A lime works just as well!)
You can squeeze the lemon by hand or use our favorite lemon/lime juicer.
All about washing lemons
It’s a good idea to wash your lemons (or other citrus) before cutting them open for juicing. They’ve been a lot of places (and touched a lot of hands!) on their way to you, and their grooved peel is particularly good at carrying wax, agricultural chemicals, germs and other “handling residue.”
Use a produce wash like Veggie Wash, or soak for 15 minutes in a large bowl of water with 1 teaspoon baking soda. Scrub the peel with a produce brush, rinse and dry, and you’re ready for juicing!
FOUR WELLNESS TIP
Squeeze half a lemon into a full glass of water and enjoy first thing each morning.
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