This week, I wanted to share something I have been thinking about doing for a while and finally did: I drank warm lemon water upon waking before I drank coffee and ate breakfast. My main goal with drinking it is to help with digestion, which one of many benefits listed below.
The benefits of drinking warm lemon water include:
- it aids digestion
- sleep can leave you dehydrated since it can "pull water" from your body. The citric acid in lemon juice can help the human body's enzymes function and stimulate your liver and thus, help it detox. (source: Glamour magazine article from 7/2013).
- it increases energy
- it's filled with Vitamin C, which can boost your immune system
- clears skin
I had read that drinking coffee about a half hour after you've finished consuming your lemon water is fine, so that's what I did.
Have you ever had lemon water first thing in the morning? If you haven't, what is your drink of choice when you wake up?