Why is everyone always like .. Drink hot water with lemon first thing in the morning , like always ?
I drink hot water with lemon … every morning .. I have no idea why , its like one of those things you just do because someone is like – it detox’s you .. so you just do it to tick the boxes.
I actually think I learnt this from Halle Berry in an interview when I was about 14 … which goes to show how influential pretty women can be .. good for the Berry , good for me I guess.
Anyway I do love doing it , I feel like its spruces ma gooses and gets me going , especially since I’ve now quit caffeine my lemony friends are very welcome in the morning .. so why is it so good ?
High vitamin C , which is responsible for collagen production (no wonder Halle Berry looks great) and also that age old thing of fighting off colds
Potassium is also found in abundance in Lemons , which is all about yo’ brain functioning and nervous system function – which is why its beneficial in the mornings to un-fog your dreamy state.
WARM WATER ?
warm water is a gastrointestinal stimulator .. I really feel I don’t need to elaborate .. but stuff be moving
alongside the hot water the lemon loosens toxins on the gastrointestinal tract wall and aids in flushing them out.
Pectin Fiber :
helps fight hunger cravings , which is why lemons are always touted as weight loss aids. but it also reduces blood cholesterol levels
alkaline is so the new black . although people assume because lemons have citric acid in them and are sour that they are acidic.. uh oh ! naughty you got it wrong .. they actually level out PH levels and are among the most alkaline sources of the food world . I know surprising
*NOTE brush your teeth after drinking it .. sometimes when your teeth are too clean they haven’t got a barrier to the citric acid which can erode teeth ( just a little )
ChalkBoard Who are Much Smarter Than Me , Give Us This Nugget Of Knowledge:
“This cup of goodness helps start the day on a hydrated note, which helps prevent dehydration (obviously) and adrenal fatigue. When your body is dehydrated, or deeply dehydrated (adrenal fatigue), it can’t perform all of it’s proper functions, which leads to toxic buildup, stress, constipation and the list goes on. Your adrenals happen to be two small glands that sit on top of your kidneys and along with your thyroid, they create energy. They also secrete important hormones, including aldosterone. Aldosterone is a hormone secreted by your adrenals that regulates water levels and the concentration of minerals, like sodium, in your body, helping you stay hydrated. Your adrenals are also responsible for regulating your stress response. So, the bottom line is that you really don’t want to mess with a deep state of dehydration!”