We all heard about movie stars who adore starting their day with a glass of hot water with lemon. And it is pretty easy to make as well. You just need hot water and lemon juice. The trick is always to use fresh lemon juice not bottled. So squeeze the lemon, get fresh lemon juice, put it in a glass or cup and add hot water. But the question is, how hot water needs to be!? Not too hot, for sure. Room temperature or lukewarm. Why? Because vitamin C can easily be deactivated with temperatures above 37 ° C. I do not recommend ice water either because it is difficult to process, it needs more energy to process ice cold water than lukewarm.
So, what are the benefits from taking hot water with lemon every morning? The point is to drink it before breakfast and it is great if you can wait for about 15-20 minutes before start eating.
Hot water with lemon aids digestion and flushes out unwanted materials and toxins from the body. So, it helps stimulating bowel movements. It is also recommended for cancer patients for the exact reasons.
It cleanses our system and it is diuretic as well. Having hot water with lemon every morning detox your system.
It boosts our immune system because it is rich in vitamin C and minerals. And it is great for fighting colds.
Lemon water balances pH levels. It is one of the most alkalizing food.
It aids in weight loss and also it promotes healing and clears your skin.
It energizes you and helps good mood at the same time.
It freshens breath.
It helps prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections.
The potassium content in lemon helps nourish brain and nerve cells.
It helps reducing pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it dissolves uric acid.
It helps fight against eye problems.
Now that we know all of those facts, we should all include hot water with lemon in our morning routine and get the most of benefits that hot water with lemon provides. You can add a little bit of fresh ginger as well if you want to spice things a little. It tastes yummy!