Lemon Water in the Mornings

I love lemon water in the morning! And the health benefits are many!

When I was 19, I had just graduated from a one year ministry program and because of the busy hectic lifestyle, my body had suffered in many ways. My mom, sister and I did a liver cleanse for six weeks and we loved it!

Especially the part in the cleanse, where the plan recommended to drink a full cup of lemon water first thing in the morning, at least fifteen to thirty minutes before breakfast. All three of us remember this part the most I think. The effect it had on our digestion and liver was unforgettable lol!

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Over the last few months, I had decided to begin this healthy habit again and began buying a bag of lemons every week.

Winston fondly calls his lemon water, “lemon aid” which rings quite true 🙂

Just out of curiosity, I looked up the benefits of lemon water first thing in the morning, and was DELIGHTED in what I found!

1. It balances the pH of our bodies. Lemon being an acidic juice instantly turns to alkaline, once it has been metabolized.

2. It keeps the skin clear and glowing! Which I have noticed my skin seems cleaner since we began a few months back.

3. Helps boost the digestion. This is always very noticeable for me. Knowing that it is best for the body to digest food everyday instead of every two or three days, the lemon water helps aid in creating bile for the digestion. It helps bloating, heartburn and intestinal gas and jump start the digestion in the morning.

4. It has anti-bacterial properties that will help if you are suffering with a cold and have congestion, mucous and a sore throat.

5. Lemon water may help burn fat and encourage weight loss, if you are eating and healing your body with healthy foods.

6. Encourages the body in consuming water rather than coffee first thing in the morning, which is a big one for me! It also seems to wake you up right away 🙂

There were many more things I discovered but these were the major ones 🙂

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Lemon Water in the Morning

1/2 a lemon juiced/squeezed into a glass of non-chilled water or warm water.

Scoop out any seeds that were squeezed into the water and be sure you don’t drink those down.

I have noticed using a straw not only makes it seem special, but also removes the tartness in my mouth. Winston loves using the straw and will drink far more with one than without one.

Stir and drink!

Here is an article that I enjoyed reading! And this article I found on Pinterest!

6 Comments

  1. Pam January 15, 2014 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    You make everything so beautiful. I am inspired to get back on my lemon water. I have the sweetest, prettiest picture of keeping this daily ritual now. Winston is so cute.
    Love you so much,
    Mom

  2. Amy Jones January 15, 2014 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    What beautiful pictures you took of something as simple as lemon water. You are one creative girl.
    I put Clayton on lemon water to help cleanse his kidneys. He loves lemonade and that’s all he was drinking and the next thing we know his lower back (where his kidneys were) was hurting beyond his control. So, he’s been on water for weeks now and we are slowly incorporating the lemon water back into his diet. There’s just something so refreshing in fruit infused water.

    So, yes tell Winston it is definitely a lemon aid! He is just so darn cute.

    Can’t wait to see you when you come home 🙂

    Hugs,
    Amy

  3. Roxy January 15, 2014 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    Loved this idea! God will have to help me with this one! As I love my tea in the morning!
    Loved the photos, made me want a sip 🙂
    It has been very windy on the plains, now I know how they must of felt in the Dust Bowl…
    Blessings, Miss YOU so much!
    Roxy

  4. Yead January 18, 2014 at 4:29 am - Reply

    It’s so delicious. I like this. Great idea.

  5. Anne P April 28, 2015 at 11:03 am - Reply

    My husband and I drink lemon water every morning. It definitely helps digestion.
    I found your blog through your mom. 🙂

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