Saturday, July 6, 2013

Lemon Water in the Morning Improves Your Immune System

Starting You Day with a Lemon in Warm Water Balances your Blood Sugar and Improves Nutrient Absorption
For most, drinking a cup of coffee, sipping a Diet Coke or washing down a classic American breakfast with a glass of orange juice is a pretty typical morning routine. However, did you know that if you switched those am drinks for a glass of warm water with the juice of one lemon your body will be puckering with health benefits. With a glass of warm lemon water you are treating your body to one of the most concentrated natural sources of vitamin C. One whole large lemon contains approximately 44.5 mg of vitamin C, which provides 74 percent of the USDA recommended daily value of vitamin C.

Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning stimulates your digestive system which improves your body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Without it you can feel hungry even when you aren’t.

Lemons also contain this really cool flavinoid that boosts the body’s immune system and helps balance blood sugar. By far the most fascinating thing I like about drinking warm lemon water is that I love the way it makes you feel. Whether it is from the increased acidity in my digestive system or feeling satisfied with no cravings or just knowing that drinking warm lemon water is a super healthy habit to maintain. You can bet that each and every morning I am toasting the day with it.

Thanks to Kathy Kaehler for this great tip!  http://www.kathykaehler.net    
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