Drinking warm lemon water is an easy, healthy way to start your day. Among many benefits, warm lemon water helps to flush toxins from the body and helps get your digestion going as it helps eliminate waste by ensuring smooth bowel functioning.
Since lemons are rich in vitamins and nutrients like Vitamin C, calcium and potassium, you’re giving your body a one-two punch of awesome goodness. Lemons are a known antiseptic and also help boost a healthy immune system.
I like to add fresh ginger and honey (or agave) to my lemon water. Adding a bit of sweet helps to cut the acidity and the ginger is amazing for digestion, as it helps settle the tummy and promote good gut functioning.
This is simple to make and way less expensive and better for you than your favorite latte!
- half of a lemon
- fresh ginger
- warm (not hot) water
- honey or agave to sweeten
Warm your water. I like to use my electric tea kettle on the low setting, but you can warm your water on the stove. Just make sure it’s not too hot. Squeeze in half a lemon. If you like you can use a whole lemon, it’s really up to you. Grate in the fresh ginger and add a touch of honey or agave to taste.
Still not convinced? Here is a great article with all the amazing health benefits of this magic elixir.