Lemon Water Absolutely Ruins My Morning Coffee – Blaaah!

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Lemon water first thing in the morning is a coffee killer! Have you had that same experience? You know that lemon water has so many benefits to the body especially when you drink it right after getting up. But what about that delicious first cup – first sip, even – of coffee?

Your taste buds are now tainted, and the coffee tastes differently. Are you ready to sacrifice that morning coffee ritual and the satisfying first taste of your coffee with cream? That’s how we like it, with cream. What’s your favorite coffee delight?

Lemons have such a loyal following for many reasons especially for the benefits of drinking lemon water in the morning. Did you know that lemon water helps with weight loss and is a detox. Combine lemon water with ginger and you have a real winner. Learn how to make a variety of lemon water recipes by clicking here. #lemonwater #lemonwaterinthemorning #lemonwaterbenefits #lemonwaterweightloss #lemonwaterrecipeBack to the lemon water. The more I read about fresh-squeezed lemon juice into filtered water the more convinced I am of its benefits. Recently I learned many more surprising things that lemon water and lemon juice can do for us. For instance, did you know:

Top 14 Lemon Water Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts

1) Drinking lemon juice in water first thing in the morning detoxifies the liver;

2) Lemons are very high in Vitamin C which strengthens our immune system. This is why citrus fruits are recommended to be eaten or drank during the cold and flu season;

3) Lemons purify the blood;

4) Lemons allow the body to absorb iron. For instance, eat a salad with chickpeas and spinach and then squeeze fresh lemon juice on top. Delicious and healthy!

5) Lemons cleanse the digestive system; drink lemon water if you have indigestion or upset stomach;

6) Lemons treat skin problems due to lemon’s natural antiseptic qualities;

  • They are rich in antioxidants;
  • High acid content helps to treat & dry out pimples, blackheads and acne breakout;
  • Drink lemon water to maintain healthy glowing skin;
  • Vitamin C is a natural collagen production stimulator to keep skin supple, young and fresh looking. Instead of expensive wrinkle or age-defying products, drink lemon water instead!

7) Lemon juice is antibacterial and can combat bad breath especially in the morning. Be sure to rinse with clear water afterward as the acid from the lemons can have a negative effect on the enamel of your teeth.

8) Drinking 1/2 lemon squeezed into a cup of lukewarm water can help with constipation. Offers hydration important to alleviate constipation and helps to expel bad toxins in the body.

9) Water with lemon squeezed in is the best rehydration after workouts. Lemon water is healthier, safer and faster than any other energy drink.

10) Lemons help fight inflammation resulting in joint pain by decreasing uric acid in joints.  Lemons are a safe alternative to pain pill addiction, according to Dr. James N. Dillard, author of the book “The Chronic Pain Solution”.

11) Lemons provide natural alkalinity when ingested which helps to flush out toxins in the digestive tract. This reduces gastrointestinal issues such as constipation, heartburn, bloating and indigestion. When coupled with green tea, the addition of lemon juice to the green tea doubles the antioxidants during bodily absorption. Lemons have such a loyal following for many reasons especially for the benefits of drinking lemon water in the morning. Did you know that lemon water helps with weight loss and is a detox. Combine lemon water with ginger and you have a real winner. Learn how to make a variety of lemon water recipes by clicking here. #lemonwater #lemonwaterinthemorning #lemonwaterbenefits #lemonwaterweightloss #lemonwaterrecipe

12) Lemon adds potassium and magnesium to the brain and nerve health providing mental clarity and focus. Even inhaling the scent of lemon increases the brain’s feel-good chemical neurotransmitter called norepinephrine. This stimulant of the brain accounts for mental alertness and the general ability to focus.

13) Because lemons work to flush out toxins from the body, particularly the digestive tract, this includes preventing or reducing the effect of bacterial infection of the kidneys, bladder, and urethra. By altering the PH of the blood and urinary tract, bacterial growth is kept in check.

14) Lemons, particularly lemon peels, have been found to ward off certain types of cancer by producing a more alkaline environment in the body. Cancer cells thrive in an acidic environment and shrivel in an alkaline environment.

Lemon Water in the Morning Works For Me

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Ok, I guess I am convinced that I can sacrifice the first sip of coffee in order to reap a lot of these benefits. A whole lemon goes into my smoothies, and now I understand even more the value of adding the lemon peel to our food.

Lemons get squeezed into our salads especially fresh kale salads. They are great squeezed on fish and chicken and berries, too.

The 14 items listed above are a small representation of how wonderful these little yellow gems are for our health. Now, it’s time for another big glass of lemon water. Here’s one for you, too. ????

Lemon Water Recipes

For the best benefit to drinking lemon water in the morning is to drink it on an empty stomach. This helps to improve digestion, liver function as well as its anti-inflammatory capabilities. Wait at least 30 minutes before eating food in order to give time for the lemon’s enzymes to do their magic.

I like to squeeze 1/2 fresh lemon into 6 to 8 ounces of purified water. Use only fresh lemons, not bottled lemon juice.

Some like to add a little honey or agave nectar to the lemon water for a sweeter taste.

Lemon water can be prepared hot, warm or cold. Try this recipe to supercharge your morning lemon water: boil water and add lemon juice, lime juice, honey, a small piece of fresh ginger and add a little turmeric (if you’re not allergic to it like my husband realized he is). I like to do this the night before so all the flavors are at their best in the morning. Drink room temperature, warmed or cold.

To the recipe above, try adding a cinnamon stick for a little extra flavor or eliminate the ginger and turmeric entirely.

You just can’t go wrong with any of the recipes. Whatever suits your taste so that you will be sure to add lemon water into your healthy habits for the day. ????

 

 

3 COMMENTS

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  2. Tom Simonson | 25th Mar 18

    Thanks.. Guess I will have to try the lemon water also… Is it OK to drink it warm like coffee temp?

    • Christine | 26th Mar 18

      Hi, Tom. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is very sensitive to excessive heat such as boiling temps. It’s really best and most beneficial to enjoy your lemon water at room temperature or just warm water. Thank you for writing! Enjoy your lemon water!

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