There is one simple thing that my wife, Sonia, drinks every morning. She does this one thing to improve her digestion. For her, it’s specifically to help decrease stomach pain. She’s been doing it a few years now. It’s hard to do something for a few years if it doesn’t palpably help you, so you can bet that it truly helps her. That’s why I want to share it with you. What she also does it for (though she doesn’t know it) is to help her body detoxify, improve her metabolism, boost her immune system and improve her energy.
What is the one simple thing she does that improves her digestion, detoxification, immune system, metabolism and energy?
Lemon water first thing in the morning upon awakening. She (sometimes I do this for her :) squeezes ½ to 1 whole organic lemon into a warm cup of purified water then drinks it at least 10-15 minutes before eating or drinking anything else.
It’s a simple remedy that’s been used in Ayurvedic medicine for a few millennium as an immune strengthener, digestive aid, especially as a bowel movement regulator, and as a liver cleanser. Not a bad track record.
Lemons contain citric acid, magnesium, bioflavonoids, vitamin C, pectin, calcium and limonene, which supercharges your immune system.
Interestingly, lemons are considered one of the most alkalizing foods you can eat. This seems weird since they are acidic on their own outside the body. However, once put down the hatch (mouth), lemons become alkaline because the citric acid does not create acidity once it has been metabolized. The minerals in lemons are actually what helps to alkalize the blood. Most people are too acidic (from eating too much sugar and grains), and drinking warm lemon water helps reduce overall acidity, drawing uric acid from the joints.
So to review:
- ½ - 1 fresh organic lemon (not store bought pre-squeezed lemon juice)
- 1 cup warm purified water
- Taken at least 10 minutes before any other food or drink first thing upon awakening.
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