Warm Lemon Water: First Thing In the Morning

Why We Need Water

All of the cells and organs in the body need water in order to function properly. Also, water lubricates joints, protects the spinal cord and other sensitive tissues, regulates body temperature and assists the passage of food through the intestines.

Why Water is Important First Thing in the Morning

You are dehydrated when you wake up, because you have been without water for about 7-8 hours. Your brain tissue is 75% water. When you’re not properly hydrated, your brain operates on less fuel. You can feel drained and experience fatigue and/or mood fluctuations

Water Helps Your Body Flush Out Toxins

Your kidneys do an amazing job of cleansing and ridding your body of toxins as long as your intake of fluids is adequate. Water helps to purge toxins from the blood, which help keeps your skin glowing and clear. Drinking water on an empty stomach purifies the colon making it easier to absorb nutrients. Water allows your kidneys to function properly and filter everything they need to, and allows us to eliminate effectively and not be constipated

How Much Water Should You Drink?

It depends on your size, weight, activity level, and where you live. Drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh, every day.

Cold Water: When and Why to Drink It

1. Exercise

During exercise, the core body temperature becomes elevated. Sweating is one mechanism that our bodies use to cool down, but we lose a lot of water and electrolytes. Drinking cold water helps to cool and replenish the body.

2. Fever

Drinking cold water when you have a fever is one method of cooling the body down. It’s important to keep super hydrated when you have a fever because your body is working hard to get rid of whatever foreign invaders may be causing you harm.

Warm Water: When and Why to Drink It

1. Digestion

It requires more energy from the body to warm up cool liquids and foods, thus taking a longer time to digest and assimilate. Drinking warm water in the morning helps to stimulate digestion. Warm water is closer to your body temperature making it easier to absorb and stimulating to your digestive track.

2. Constipation

Drinking warm water when you’re constipated can help to move things along.

3. Pain Relief

Warm or hot water is better to consume if you are dealing with a headache or inflammation because warm water helps stimulate blood flow to the tissues

What Ancient Medicine Says About Water Temperature

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurvedic doctors have advised against drinking cold water for thousands of years. The logic behind this premise is that cold water has the overall effect of contracting, slowing and shrinking. Warm water helps to keep everything fluid, protects the internal organs and increases healthy blood flow and circulation

Water, Lemon, Sea Salt and Ginger

On their own, water, lemon, sea salt, and ginger provide an impressive range of health benefits. Mixing them together is a delicious and super healthy way to start your day!

Lemon Water

Helps shed toxins from the body

Improves skin tone and quality

Breaks down phlegm

Acts as a liver tonic

Reduces inflammation

Relieves nausea

Boosts energy

Freshens your breath

Relieves constipation

Aids in digestion  

Alkalizes the body

Improves immunity

 

Himalayan Sea Salt

Detoxifies the body by balancing systemic pH

Improves hydration by providing trace minerals

Improves mineral status of the body

Reduces muscle cramps by improving minerals and hydration

Helps balance blood sugar

Supports hormone balance

Helps balance blood pressure because it provides unrefined, mineral-rich salt in an ionic solution

Acts as a powerful antihistamine

Supports thyroid and adrenal function

 

Ginger

Promotes healthy metabolism

Soothes the stomach and intestines

Reduces nausea, gas, and bloating

Improves blood circulation

Reduces inflammation

Helps ease menstrual cramps

Begin your day with a glass of warm lemon water, and its cleansing and healing effects will improve your health and increase your vitality in every part of your life!

 

Lindsey Cavanaugh