Sunday, April 27, 2014

Ginger Lemon Water in the Am?

I've been drinking my Lemon Ginger cocktail for a while now and I thought I would share some of those benefits with you.  Lemons are nothing short of little citric miracles.  From adding them to your water to throwing some juice in your tea, lemons are just amazing.  The Food Matters website is one of my favorites for all things natural and healthy.  Every morning I have this little toddy after I oil pull.  Here are a few of the reasons why lemon ginger water is how you should start your day.

  • Lemon is an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies
  • Lemons contain pectin fiber which is very beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial
  • It balances maintain the pH levels in the body
  • Having warm lemon juice early in the morning helps flush out toxins
  • It aids digestion and encourages the production of bile
  • It is also a great source citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium
  • It helps prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections and diseases
  • It helps reducing pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it dissolves uric acid
  • Ginger is  one of the best anti-aging foods there is.
  • It helps cure the common cold 
  • Ginger aids in digestion
  • The potassium content in lemon helps nourish brain and nerve cells
  • It strengthens the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute
  • It helps balance the calcium and oxygen levels in the liver In case of a heart burn, taking a glass of concentrated lemon juice can give relief
  • It is of immense benefit to the skin and it prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne
  • It helps maintain the health of the eyes and helps fight against eye problems
  • Aids in the production of digestive juices
  • Lemon juice helps replenish body salts especially after a strenuous workout session

Do you have a a morning ritual?  Plan on trying lemon ginger water?

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my favourite infused drinks to have in the morning. Its so refreshing and actually tastes really good. love the little kick the ginger gives too. xxx


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