The first thing that most of us do after waking up in the morning is to head for a cup of tea or coffee to knock us out of the slumber. This has become a habit. But the best thing to do would be to head for a glass of warm water. An average human could live for three weeks without food, but only three days without water.
It is when this water is mixed with lemon and had first thing in the morning, it becomes a miraculous drink. A mixture of hot water and lemon is believed to boost the metabolic process and aid in weight reduction. It helps to shed the excess fat and makes you lean and thin. Lemon juice contains a soluble fibre called pectin that helps in weight loss.
Nothing beats hot water with lemon in the morning as it makes bowel movements easier and prevents constipation. It has the ability to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and helps the body to absorb nutrients and flush out the waste matter with ease.
Hot water and lemon enhances digestion. Lemon helps the liver to produce more bile that can help your digestive system to break down complex foods better and use the essential elements. It also soothes the stomach when you have a heartburn or a bloated tummy.
This mixture helps to cleanse the lymphatic system. This beverage is an excellent detoxifying agent and helps flush out the toxins that have built up in the lymphatic system. It helps to balance your body's Ph level. This mixture also aids your liver to flush out nasty toxins from the body.
Lemon and hot water is a storehouse of anti-oxidants that assist in beating fatigue. It gives you a boost of energy. The fragrance of lemon is known to be a natural relaxant and it may help to uplift your mood. This drink helps you to get a clear skin and a natural glow. Its cleansing action also helps to purify the blood giving you a clear complexion.