After doing some careful research, we discovered the great things that Lemon Water can do for your body.
You’ve probably read one of those articles in which an impossibly gorgeous celebrity talks about how she looks so impossibly gorgeous. We’ve read a bunch of them and noticed a common element: drinking warm lemon water every morning. So we did a little digging and found out that it actually does a bunch of great things for your body.
Consider us converted.
1. It jump-starts your digestive system.
Drinking warm water with lemon stimulates the gastrointestinal tract, making your body better able to absorb nutrients and pass food through your system with ease. Lemon is great for improving digestion and can help if you suffer from gas, bloating, acid reflux, constipation, indigestion, or other stomach ailments. It also helps with bile production – aka liver and gallbladder function. Lemon juice also works to relieve heartburn and bloating.
2. It could help you lose weight.
Lemons contain pectin, a fiber that supports weight loss by keeping cravings at bay. Sip on this concoction between meals and you just might find yourself hitting the vending machine less often.
3. It boosts your immune system.
Hello, vitamin C. Always a good thing for fighting off illness. Just keep in mind that your natural levels are prone to drop when you’re stressed, making you more likely to be sick, so it’s advisable to up your intake during particularly crazy times.
4. It improves your skin.
Vitamin C is also important for skin, as it plays an important role in collagen synthesis (which boosts skin’s elasticity) and repairs damaged cells. On top of that, warm lemon water has astringent properties, which could help to heal blemishes and even scars from past blemishes. Lemon has great antioxidant properties and can help boost your skin’s collagen production naturally.
5. It reduces inflammation.
If you’ve ever dealt with sore joints, you might have a uric acid buildup. Warm lemon water just so happens to dissolve that.
Don’t want to buy lemons?
An easy and cost effective way to receive the same benefits is by using Lemon Essential Oil. Lemon Essential Oil is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies the air and surfaces, and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner throughout the home.
When added to water, Lemon Essential Oil provides a refreshing and healthy boost throughout the day. Lemon is frequently added to food to enhance the flavor of desserts and main dishes. Taken internally, Lemon provides cleansing and digestive benefits and supports healthy respiratory function.
When diffused, Lemon is very uplifting and energizing and has been shown to help improve mood.
--- Honey Lemon Water ---
This refreshing detox drink has many benefits and is a wonderful way to stay hydrated.
Freshly Boiled Water
1/2 Fresh Organic Lemon
Add about a tablespoon of raw honey your mug.
Pour the hot water over the honey on your spoon – it will melt the honey right off.
Squeeze your lemon juice in and stir.
Feel free to substitute the Lemon half with one drop of Lemon Essential Oil. Make sure the Lemon Essential Oil is 100% Pure and Certified Therapeutic Grade. The only Essential Oils that we recommend are doTERRA Essential Oils.
To find out why we only use doTERRA Essential Oils in our home, send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.