The Benefits of Warm Lemon Water in the AM
You've heard before that lemon water is good for you and maybe you've even had a sippy sippy of your own.
I recently resumed drinking warm lemon water in the morning because I thought it made me feel good when I'd done it before. I believe myself and all, but questioning my thoughts led to renewed my curiosity about the proven benefits of warm lemon water.
So I wandered into nutritionist Alexa Schirm's "Simple Roots Radio" podcast for the rundown.
Alexa highlighted the following benefits and more:
- Aids in digestion
- Boosts immunity
- Helps flush the system
- Is more hydrating than plain water
- Warm water is more favorable to your optimal body function unless you're actively trying to cool yourself
- Increases metabolism by 30% for over an hour
I also know from my experience that a cup of warm water first thing in the morning helps temper my sugar appetite and makes me feel mindful of what I put into my body next after starting the day drinking all that goodness. You may find even more / different benefits emerge for you.
I enjoy my lemon water with Meyer lemons as often as possible...juicy, magically delicious, lemon-orange-hybrid creatures that they are.
Before I start getting ready for work, I squeeze about 1/4 of a big lemon (or 1/2 a smaller one) into a mug, select the 6 oz mug option on the Keurig with no pod in so only hot water runs out and voila! I make sure to drink it up by the time I leave home for the day. Then I take the same lemon piece and throw it into my water bottle to infuse that ish and keep the party going all day. Yule!
I hope you feel inspired to get on or keep on with your warm lemon water "kick" and turn it into a habit.
Find Alexa at the Simple Roots Radio podcast or at simplerootswellness.com.
Light to You,