Do you drink lemon water in the morning?May 16, 2023
A lot of us do it - in the name of health, morning routine and that someone told us it’s good for us.
I personally LOVE starting my day with it, although I drink a different type of lemon water than you may be used to.
Let’s talk about the Lemon fruit for a sec
Lemons are full of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants. They are especially good sources of vitamin C and folate, and one of the best foods you can eat to build up a strong immune system. Lemons are also the champions of detoxification. Both the juice and the zest of the lemon have nutritional benefits. A quarter cup of lemon juice contains 30% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.
To get the most nutrition out of your lemon water, slice half a lemon, including the peel, and place into a cup of warm water. The gentle heat from the warm water will extract vitamin C and polyphenols (these aid in weight loss) from the fruit.
So, should you be drinking lemon water all day? Nope. Too much can cause heartburn or gastric reflux for those prone to the conditions. If you have high levels of iron in your blood, limit the amount of lemon water you drink as lemon can increase your body's ability to absorb iron.
Lemon can also thin out the enamel on your teeth, which weakens cavity protection. To protect your teeth, drink lemon water through a straw (make sure it’s glass or metal).
Now, what I love to do is put a couple of drops of LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL* into my water!
Lemon essential oil* shares some of the same therapeutic values as the fruit. Both provide immune system support, just a bit differently.
Lemon essential oil* is a highly concentrated aromatic substance that is cold pressed from the rind of the lemon. Essential oils, lemon included, do not have nutritional value. (They don’t contain water or fat, which are required for a substance to hold vitamins). Their therapeutic value lies in their ability to interact with the body’s chemistry in a direct manner…..so in my Clinical Aromatherapist words, Lemon Essential Oil* is made up of a unique combination of plant compounds. Due to these molecular compounds, lemon essential oil* has the ability to directly affect the central nervous system, immune system, circulatory system, and lymphatic system. Lemon essential oil boosts the immune system, is a powerful bactericide, uplifts the mood, helps defend the body from infection, stimulates lymphatic drainage, and tones the circulatory system, just to touch on a few of its benefits.
(If you are asking again if you can drink this all day, still no lol)
What’s cool though is that Lemon essential oil* does not contain citric acid, which means it will not cause heartburn, affect your teeth enamel or other digestive discomfort. On the contrary, lemon essential oil is a digestive aid that can be used to counteract acidity in the body.
I don’t always have lemons at home. Lemons in Japan are also expensive, AND if we travel I will not pack a fresh lemon in my bag, (do you?)
I simply add 2-3 drops of the essential oil in a glass of warm water and drink it first thing in the morning for immune support, detoxification, and many other benefits we mentioned.
* Make sure you use only the highest therapeutic grade essential oils if you plan to ingest them. If you use Young Living Oils, use the Vitality / + range.
But whichever one you choose, (or hey, why not do both) - they both need to go in WATER.
Now, what good would any of this do if our WATER was….”bad?”
Not “bad” but what if it was acidic and absolutely stripped of anything “good”.
WATER is such a basic necessity
Water is a basic necessity that we don’t get to skip. We have to drink water, lots of it…every day…to live. And it’s a topic that I have long been researching, a big part of our family’s health journey I wanted to UPLEVEL. And I discovered the perfect solution - a water ioniser.
So now I create oxidised to alkalised waters for low-tox, eco and health conscious living. We nourish our bodies with filtered, negatively charged electrolysedreduced water, that is full of rich hydrogen - a free radical scavenger and antioxidant that reduces oxidative stress to the body.
Oh yes - AND we save the planet by reducing plastic waste, chemicals in our home,
In our bodies, in our waterways and the ocean. And guess what, it tastes sooo much better, too!
Check out the Kangen Water Machine from Enagic® . And I’ve also prepped an e-booklet that shows you 60+ uses for this amazing water!
To sum up, the healthiest way to start the day is…
… to use LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL* when you want an all-over tonic for the body. 2-3 drops in a large glass of KANGEN WATER to start your day with a gentle yet powerful boost to your inner ecology and even your mood.
Check out the Kangen Water!
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