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
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.
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
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.
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!
Helps shed toxins from the body
Improves skin tone and quality
Breaks down phlegm
Acts as a liver tonic
Freshens your breath
Aids in digestion
Alkalizes the body
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
Promotes healthy metabolism
Soothes the stomach and intestines
Reduces nausea, gas, and bloating
Improves blood circulation
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!