Nothing like a quick fix body cleanse to start off your day. This simple remedy has been a part of Traditional Chinese Healing for ages. Slice up 1/2 lemon and add to an 8 oz glass of filtered warm or room temperature water.
The benefits of lemon:
- cleanses the body of accumulated toxins
- alkalizes and purifies the blood- Many of the foods and beverages we tend to consume are acidic (coffee, alcohol, artificial sweeteners, processed foods, canned fruit, etc.) however, our body runs optimally when we consume alkaline foods.
- provides digestive relief when mixed with hot water (bloating, belching, heartburn).
- skin rejuvenation- When toxins are removed from the body the skin is the first noticable benefit. Prepare to shine! Also considered an anti-aging remedy*
- combats infections- it’s high vitamin C content makes it a powerful fighter against illness.
- liver tonic- this allows the liver breakdown waste more efficiently. Also believed to help dissolve gallstones.
- a diuretic, helping the body to flush out waste and bacteria
- eliminates headaches (a side effect of caffeine). So if you’re going to sip on a cup of java it may be a good idea to pair it with lemon water!
- contains important minerals (potassium, magnesium and calcium)- nourishes brain and nerve cells, helps build healthy bones and teeth.
- weight loss
For an added benefit…make it mint or cucumber infused! Who said it was just a spa drink?