Good Morning! My Lemon Water Morning Ritual Lowdown

Good Morning! My Lemon Water Morning Ritual Lowdown

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Good morning you guys! Today I really want to talk about how you start your mornings? Now we’ve always heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but the belief of  what is a “good” breakfast is having a large filling, heavy portion of either cooked or fried foods, to fill yourself up with and get you through the day, while some of us don’t have anything at all, doing more harm to oursleves than good! What we put into our bodies first thing is very important as it sets us up for the day ahead, so actually keeping it light and basic is one of the secrets to having a Good Morning! My Lemon Water Morning Ritual Lowdown will give you the understanding and tools to start your day in the right way,

 

 

Good Morning! My Lemon Water Morning Ritual Lowdown lemons

 

 

The Lemon Water Lowdown

Drinking a glass of Lemon water is the way to go, I literally can’t even think about my day ahead without it. The idea is to cleanse, detox and have optimum digestion to give you and your body the best possible start to the day. Lemon water helps the enzyme functions in your body by stimulating your liver and flushing out toxins. It’s important to get into the habit of allowing yourself to have as much of an elimination as possible first thing in the morning. This means that when you wake up, you really shouldn’t eat anything immediately as this would kick start digestion that will distract your body from getting rid of toxins meaning you missing out on all the wonderful benefits of the lemon water.

Lemon juice’s atomic structure is very similar to the digestive juices found in the stomach, which tricks the liver into producing bile, and keeps food moving through your body smoothly. The acids found in Lemon juice also encourages your body to process all the nutrients in foods slower. This slow absorption keeps insulin levels steady meaning your body getting maximised nutrients from the foods that you consume throughout the entire day.

Drinking Lemon water not only does wonders for your digestive system but also gives you a Vitamin C Boost, Glowing Skin, Boosts Energy and Mood, Heals Skin and Rejuvenates Skin and supports weightless. I don’t know about you guys but this is definately the way I want to be starting my morning!

 

 Good Morning! My Lemon Water Morning Ritual Lowdown mug

 

The Lemon Water Prep

  1. Boil water in a pan or boil the kettle, whatever way your used to.
  2. Squeeze the lemon and get all the juice and pulp out, remove any seeds.
  3. Allow the water to cool down a little before pouring in with the lemon juice as if it is too hot it will kill all of the vital vitamins and nutrients.

Tip: If your in a rush and have’nt got time to wait for the water to cool down, I would normally pour in cold water, about a 1/4 of the glass, and then add in the hot water.

 

If you would like a nice cleansing smoothie for throughout your day the try me Green Apple Cider Vinegar Cleansing Tonic Recipe

 

It’s as simple as that!

Let this be the first thing you have in the morning, and don’t eat anything for at least one hour after you wake up, to allow your body to use this time to detox and rejuvenate. Be gentle to your digestive system and let the first things you eat be fruits and juices that are easy and quick to digest as your digestive system is waking up too, just like you. Enjoy the rest of your day, make it a good one.

 

Honestly
Alessandra x

4 Comments

  1. Lorraine on 18 January 2018 at 8:35 AM

    I also start the day with lemon juice. Great reminder to allow the hot water to cool down or add cold before the hot so as to not destroy the vitamins! Thanks Alessandra 😘

    • Alessandra on 27 January 2018 at 9:43 PM

      Hi Lorraine

      Hope you are well. Thats amazing, I can’t live without my lemon and water in the mornings know. Your so welcome. Yes many people pour boiling hot water onto their lemon and ruin in so cold always first! xxx

  2. LISA on 24 January 2018 at 5:38 PM

    Why does the water need to be warm? Can you achieve the same health benefits you use cold or room temp water?

    • Alessandra on 27 January 2018 at 9:41 PM

      Hey Lisa

      Great question! It is better for the water to be slightly warmer than room temperature as it is more gentle on our stomachs as the environment inside there is warm too. This gently wakes up the digestive system preparing it for the day ahead. Room temp is better than nothing so if you feel more comfortable drinking it that way then that would be fine.

      Lots of love
      Alessandra x

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