The habit of drinking lemon water in the morning on an empty stomach is incredibly healthy, and is therefore practiced all around the world.
Lemon juice is a rich source of potassium, protein, antioxidants, vitamins B and C, flavonoids, phosphorus, carbohydrates and volatile oils, and offers powerful: antibacterial, antiviral and immune-building properties.
It is a healthy way to boost your immune health and prevent infections, as it is rich in limonene, magnesium, vitamins, calcium, bioflavonoids, pectin, and citric acid. A cup of this juice provides 187 % of your recommended daily serving of vitamin C!
If you drink lemon water every morning on an empty stomach, you will help weight loss, detoxify the body, help digestion, prevent food cravings, and create an alkaline environment in the body, which will help you prevent various ailments and diseases.
This beneficial drink also slows down the absorption of food, and thus conserves insulin stores in the body and helps the body to get the most out of the consumed food.
Additionally, it stimulates the function of the GI tract and prevents fluid retention.
Yet, the biggest mistake most people make is throwing the lemon peel, which is actually the most nutritious parts of the whole fruit. Apparently, this is how you should prepare lemon water:
Take two fresh, organic lemons, cut them into thin slices, and squeeze them into the water. Then, grate the peel of the lemon slices into it. Then, pour boiling hot or ice cold water over them.
We strongly recommend starting with this morning routine in order to reap its countless benefits, but always make sure you prepare it in the right way!