Kickstart your digestive system

I love small, simple actions that have huge results. Hot water with lemon is definitely one of them.

  • Oct. 23, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Amanda Greenthumb

Amanda Greenthumb

I love small, simple actions that have huge results. Hot water with lemon is definitely one of them. Every morning I have a mug, it completely energizes my day. This delicious drink first thing in the morning, kick starts our digestive system and the citric acid promotes enzyme function in the liver which helps to rid the body of toxins.

Lemons are extremely healthful and beneficial to many. They are high in vitamin C, which is great for beating colds, and the ascorbic acid in lemons has an anti-inflammatory effect in the body. Lemons also contain saponins, which have shown anti-microbial properties, helping to boost our immune systems. They aid digestion by relieving symptoms of indigestion, such as heartburn, bloating, and stomach discomfort. The American Cancer Society even recommends hot water with lemon to cancer patients to help stimulate bowel movements. Drinking hot water with lemon everyday helps to promote healing within our bodies. Vitamin C promotes wound healing is essential for healthy bone, cartilage, and tissue maintenance and repair. Lemons are very alkalizing inside our bodies, due to their mineral content. When our bodies become an acidic environment, we become prone to many different diseases. Eating more alkaline foods will lead to a more balanced environment, and healthy, happier you.

Hot water with lemon even helps to you to lose weight. Lemons help to fight off cravings from the pectin fiber they are high in. I personally noticed when I start my day off healthy I am much more likely to continue making healthy choices for the rest of the day.

Would you like to learn more about making easy, healthy choices and how to incorporate them into your life? Curious about how health coaching can help you make your own healthy changes? Let’s talk! Schedule an initial complimentary health history consultation with me today — or pass this offer on to someone you care about!

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