A glass of water with lemon in the morning: when the good habit becomes destructive

We have said how important it is to give your body time to cleanse. To help in this, many use the morning to drink a glass of water with lemon. How this method is effective, and whether to use water with lemon on an empty stomach? This and more will discuss today.

Have already heard, probably, everyone: a glass of water in the morning triggers the digestive tract, speeds up metabolism, clears toxins from... But, as always, refusing to dig deeper, we dopoluchaet important information. After all, there is a flip side – a glass of water with lemon on an empty stomach can harm. Let's deal with everything in order.

Why drink a glass of water in the morning?

Water with lemon wonderfully quenches thirst, nourishes the body with essential vitamins, minerals and trace elements. It also helps to restore the acid-alkaline balance in the body, and this is necessary to prevent disease and get rid of excess weight.

Upon awakening tissues are dehydrated and need water (why we talked about the wonderful thirst-quenching) — for the displacement of toxins and rejuvenation of all cells. This morning cocktail helps to get rid of internal toxins and normalizes kidney function and function of the digestive tract, forcing them to work as efficiently as possible.

The advantages of this drink is not the end. Water with lemon helps digestion: lemon juice stimulates the secretion of gastric juice. Detoxifies the liver: lemon juice stimulates the release of toxins from the liver. And yet, helps to fight infections of the respiratory tract (this is due to the anti-inflammatory properties of lemon).

Water with lemon regulates natural bowel movements and strengthens the immune system (lemon is a powerful antioxidant, it protects the body from free radicals).

Contributes to the proper functioning of the nervous system – it's still about the water with lemon. Depression and increased anxiety are often the result of a lack of potassium in the blood. Lemon is rich in potassium, which is essential for nervous system signalling in the heart.

Also, this cocktail helps lower blood pressure. One lemon a day will help to lower high blood pressure by 10%.

Creates an alkalizing effect in the body (drink a drink just before eating, this will help to maintain a high pH level. If your pH is normal, it is easier for your body to fight diseases).

Would be a nice bonus skin improvement (vitamin C contained in the lemon, improves the condition of the skin, rejuvenating the body).
Water with lemon – aide in the fight against obesity. Lemons contain pectin fiber which suppress hunger.
Powerful argument – the water with lemon prevents cancer. This is due to the fact that lemons are a powerful alkaline product. Numerous studies have shown that cancer can not "thrive" in an alkaline environment. (Drinking water with lemon – not a guarantee, but a measure of caution that you can take).

Move to the downside

All of the above properties tell about water with lemon, how about some kind of elixir of youth, beauty and health. But still, let's talk about the reverse side of the medal: this method can be quite aggressive if you suffer from any of the following diseases:

In diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (ulcer or gastritis). The abdominal pain may cause the liquid on an empty stomach for people with high acidity.

People suffering from kidney disease. The bottom line is that vitamin b is part of the citric acid, has a strong diuretic effect.

When you have sensitive enamel. Citric acid can cause discomfort in your mouth, because its regular use makes the tooth enamel thinner. Dentists recommend that during the course of treatment lemon water to apply special strengthening toothpaste.

When the time came. If the mouth is sore, the result of a trauma or viral illness, drinking lemon water is forbidden. It will cause severe irritation.

If you are allergic to citrus fruits. Often in people after consumption of large amounts of acidic fruits can be a rash on the body. If you have a similar problem, for example, oranges, and lemons should not be consumed often. That lemon diluted with water – does not change the fact.

To avoid the negative consequences go to the reception to the gastroenterologist before the course long-term use.
Absolutely agree with all the above. To clarify one thing: lemon juice contains pectin fiber, since the fiber remains in the pulp and the skin. I do not advise to drink more than two cups and add honey. Honey on an empty stomach raises the level of glucose is higher than normal and this in turn will trigger sugar cravings throughout the day. Water with lemon and honey is best consumed between Breakfast and lunch.

Bring variety in your morning ritual

"Water with lemon" doesn't necessarily always have to be the same. In the permanent classic design, water with lemon can be boring, then you simply throw the case. We offer you several options of how to diversify this morning cocktail.

When we talk about the classic version, we mean 1-2 slices of lemon, drenched with boiling water (let 15 minutes stand up and give their useful properties, and then SIP slowly (if required, dilute with cold water). This light weight drink more designed for people who are suffering from problems of the gastrointestinal tract, but it also has a mild tonic effect).

If any problems with the gastrointestinal tract you do not, and you want to stun and awaken the body in the morning, in the water you can add lemon juice and a pinch of Cayenne pepper. So you just run the metabolism.

For the sweet tooth in water with lemon you can add honey (1 tsp will be enough to avoid being overly cloying). Such variation will have a double cleansing effect on the body and strengthen the immune system's resistance to viruses.

You can add fresh juice with the lemon drop 5 mint leaves (which, remember, so they quickly gave their useful minerals). This lemon water is the perfect option to calm your nerves. Often can not drink it — it causes drowsiness.

To make lemon water is even more useful, you can add the green tea leaves.
Pour several leaves with 200 ml of boiling water, let steep for 10 minutes, then remove tea leaves, and when the liquid is warm, add the juice of half a lemon. The drink will quickly remove toxins, and skin color will improve over the week of taking this tea on an empty stomach.

Basic rules of use

  • Drink a glass of this miracle water in the morning, 20-30 minutes before meals. The only way in the body starts metabolism, and the ingredients of the liquid will start to work as intended.
  • Drink only one Cup of liquid. Don't overdo it. Important is not the abundance and regularity.
  • Eat just made drink to juice was freshly squeezed. To prepare the water the night before, not! It'd be a useful trace element.
  • The water temperature should be 30 to 36 degrees or room — 22-25 degrees, but not below. The cold liquid on an empty stomach will hurt the stomach and even trigger spasms.
  • After taking this liquid definitely eat. Water with lemon stomach will secrete gastric juice more rapidly, so food should be a, not just a Cup of coffee or tea. Useful options of Breakfast for you: fitness-candy (full of complex carbohydrates – what you need for Breakfast), wholesome cookies without sugar, porridge, cheese, eggs.
  • Drinking water is better through a straw: first, it is so quickly absorbed, and secondly, because contact with the teeth is minimal.

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