It is very important how you start the day. According to Indian Ayurvedic philosophy, the choice of your daily routines makes your body or completely resistant or susceptible to diseases. According to Ayurveda, everyone needs to start focusing on the morning rituals that will encourage compliance with the body’s natural rhythm, balance of three elemental energies (air and space, and fire and water and earth), and enhancing self-esteem and self-discipline.
When you get up in the morning maybe your mind immediately tells you to check the e-mail, to take the dog on walks or hasten the setting for the work, but no matter how limited the time for your daily morning ritual is, it would be good if you find time to add another small part in it. It will certainly affect the improvement of your health. Start your day with a cup of hot (not boiling) water and add a half squeezed lemon.Reasons Why You Should Drink Warm Lemon Water in the Morning!
Here are the benefits of this morning ritual:
- Improves the immune system
The lemons are full of vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is excellent in fighting colds, while potassium stimulates the brain and nerves and helps in controlling blood pressure.
- Balances your pH value
The lemons are highly alkaline foods. They themselves contain acids, but in our body they act alkali (acid lime creates acidity in the body once it is processed in the body). The alkali body is crucial for good health.
- Helps to reduce weight
The lemons are full of pectin fiber, which helps reduce spasms caused by hunger. It also showed that people who practice more alkaline diet, lose pounds quickly.
4. Helps in digestion
Warm water stimulates gastro-intestinal tract and peristalsis – waves caused by muscle contractions in the intestinal walls that allow processes to take place. Orange and green lemons have high amounts of minerals and vitamins to help release toxins from the digestive tract.
5. Acts as a gentle natural diuretic
Lemon juice helps in the excretion of substances stimulating unnecessary frequent emptying. The toxins are faster and more frequently discharged from the body and maintain the urinary tract health.
6. Clean skin
Vitamin C helps reduce wrinkles and stains on the skin. Lemon water keeps out toxins from the blood, thus maintaining the skin clean.
7. Hydrates the lymphatic system
Once you start the day with hydration you normally prevent dehydration of the body and adrenal fatigue. When the body is dehydrated it cannot perform its functions properly, leading to an increase of toxins, the occurrence of stress, constipation etc..
The adrenal glands are located on top of your kidneys and together with thyroid produce energy. They also secrete important hormones such as aldosterone. This hormone regulates the level of water in the body and the concentration of minerals such as sodium, which helps you stay hydrated. The adrenal glands and helps regulate your stress management.