Start Your Day with Warm Water & Lemon
So easy, so simple, why not give it a try?
“Although it seems counter intuitive, adding lemon to your water makes it alkaline! Trying to keep your body as alkaline as possible is the best thing you could do for yourself. If you’re unbalanced and overly acidic, your bod can play host to all kinds of illnesses / diseases. Including inflammation, cancer, vagina problems… I recommend lemon water first thing in the morning, (hot or cold) to get the gears grinding (better than coffee!). Plus it tastes good. Make sure you’re using fresh lemon though, store bought “lemon juice” with additives won’t get-er-done…” - David Jockers
Clean water and fresh squeezed lemon is one of the most well tested energy boosters around.
Most people rely on caffeinated beverages like coffee to get aroused in the morning. These adrenal stimulants produce dirty energy in the form of blood sugar swings and oxidative stress. Water with lemon produces clean energy by hydrating and oxygenating the body to extraordinary energy and mental clarity.
After sleeping through the night the bodily tissues are dehydrated and need clean, pure water to filter out toxins and improve energy production in the cells. Most individuals turn to stimulants like coffee in the morning to give them a jump start. Unfortunately, coffee is a diuretic that depletes your body of water reserves and essential minerals and electrolytes like sodium, potassium, calcium & magnesium.
People feel energized by coffee due to the effects of caffeine on the adrenal glands. Coffee stimulates these organs to pump out instant energy hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine. These hormones stimulate the body to breakdown stored sugar and release it into the bloodstream. This process causes abnormal blood sugar that increases oxidative stress, free radical formation and overall tissue damage.
The purpose of this drink is to cleanse your liver and to stimulate your metabolism into action. To prepare this morning tonic, add the juice of ½ a fresh lemon to eight ounces of room temperature or slightly warmed water. Or make lemon juice ice cubes and put them into your water and allow it to melt.