According to Ayuverdic medicine, how we start the day is incredibly important, to align our body with nature’s rhythms, balance the doshas and foster self-esteem alongside self-discipline. What it simply means is how you start, determines how our day will play out! We can, long term, build our resistance to diseases or tear out bodies down.
Try getting that kick start most of us seem to need, especially with the winter we have been having, with a glass/cup of warm water and the juice of half a lemon.
The reported benefits are :
1. Boosts your immune system
Vitamin C is great for fighting colds and potassium stimulates brain and nerve function and helps control blood pressure.
2. Balances pH
Lemons are an incredibly alkaline food, and an alkaline body is really the key to good health.
3. Helps with weight loss
The pectin fiber helps fight hunger cravings.
4. Aids digestion
The warm water serves to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis
5. Acts as a gentle, natural diuretic
Lemons increase the rate of urination in the body. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.
6. Clears skin
The vitamin C helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well.
7. Hydrates the lymph system
When your body is dehydrated, or deeply dehydrated (adrenal fatigue) it can’t perform all of it’s proper functions, which leads to toxic buildup, stress, constipation, and more. Aldosterone is a hormone secreted by your adrenals that regulates water levels and the concentration of minerals, like sodium, in your body, helping you stay hydrated. Your adrenals are also responsible for regulating your stress response.
source: Mind Body Green