hen we begin our day mindfully, our day inevitably has a better routine to naturally follow. Creating a healthy morning routine is critical to maintaining health and discipline. Besides waking up calmly and rested, one of the greatest morning routines is drinking a glass of lemon water. Not only are you getting the many health benefits of lemons and water, but you’re also waking up and having your health on your mind, and that is a great habit to get into and always keep.
When we sleep at night, our stomachs are digesting our food from the previous day. This means that there is a ton of acid in our system due to breaking down proteins. Most diseases and imbalances come in the body from a high acidic environment. If we wake up acidic we want to immediately balance our system out into what is called an alkaline base environment so that our bodies are not as susceptible to inflammation and disease. Nothing does this better than a glass of water with lemon. Not only are we hydrating our bodies first thing in the morning, but the lemon helps us reach that better pH acid/alkaline balance.
Most people often think that since a lemon is sour and acidic in the mouth, then it must be as well in the stomach. This is not true. Once the lemon hits our digestive system, it is immediately converted to an alkaline base and aids in digesting highly acidic foods.
Let’s look at more benefits of lemon water:
- Neutralizes stomach acid
- Known to aid in digestion; relieve heartburn and bloating
- High vitamin C and immune boosters
- Helps to cleanse the liver and stimulate the kidneys
- Contains magnesium, calcium and potassium
- Known to help aid in burning fat