Lemon water is never something I have enjoyed. I tend to like sweet over sour things, and it used to be hard for me to drink any water at all, much less some with lemon in it.
But over the years, I have seen more and more research into the benefits of drinking lemon water, especially in the morning. Fortunately by this time, due to all the health problems I had been experiencing, I had already cut cokes and other soda out of my life and had increased my water intake from practically zero to the recommended eight glasses of water daily, if not more. So, with those two big steps out of the way, I felt brave enough to try it.
My health has improved tremendously since I started drinking lemon water in the morning. (However, I have made other improvements in my lifestyle and health too, so it is difficult to know which improvements helped the most. When you are desperate, you tend to try whatever you can find!)
I personally feel like my digestion is better, it seems to increase energy (although this is something I still struggle with), and I have grown used to the taste (of this and filtered water). There are many others who have had even better experiences with this, but keep in mind, there is no miracle product or fruit. What is more important is consistently choosing real, healthy foods and getting rid of all the crap. I am all for the small, daily changes you can make to substantially improve your health!
First thing in the morning, I do oil pulling. Then, I rinse out my mouth and drink warm lemon water. I make this by heating a cup of water, then I add another cup of cool or room temperature water to it, for a total of 16 ounces of warm water. Then, I cut an organic lemon in half, and and squeeze one half into the warm water. (I squeeze the other half into my husband’s glass, filled with just room temperature water as he doesn’t like it warm.) I purchased this stainless steel citrus juice press on Amazon and it has really made this whole process much more efficient!
Sometimes I add non-irradiated cayenne pepper, himalayan sea salt, or cinnamon to the water for added health benefits. Keep in mind you need to use a straw so that the lemon’s acid won’t hurt your tooth enamel.
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