Can’t start your morning without a hot cup o’ joe? Or are you a coffee fanatic? Do you get constantly play-fight with your partner or colleague about which of your beverage choices is best? We’re here to settle the scores for you!
The answer is: neither of them! That’s right, experts suggest that starting your day off with a cup of hot lemon water is the way to go! And not just because it’s easy to make and delicious, but because it offers you several health benefits and none of the diverse effects, which cannot always be said for the usual choice of beverage that most people swear by in the morning.
Here are the reasons laid out by experts for why they make such a bold claim:
1. Detoxifying Agent
Lemons are a good source of acidity when cooking, but did you know that are are also rich in alkaline? And the high levels of alkaline in them is what helps keep your body’s pH balance in check. It also helps flush all of the nasty toxins out of your body early in the morning, making you feel fit, energized, and ready to take on the day!
2. Good for Digestion
Hot lemon water also helps cleanse and stimulate your gastrointestinal tract, keeping your body’s digestive system happy and healthy. Since the digestive system is clean and free of toxins, it also helps he body absorb essential nutrients and minerals much more efficiently all day long.
3. Helps Lose Weight
If you’re trying to lose weight, a good start to the day is important. Coffee/tea that is often loaded with sugar the wrong choice of beverage for this; you would instead be better off sipping on a cup of hot lemon water. Not only does this help keep your body healthier as we saw previously, but a soluble fiber present in lemons called pectin also helps in weight loss.
4. Stomach Soother
Heavy meals at the end of the day, or sleeping right after eating will definitely cause you problems in the toilet department come morning. You may experience a bloated belly, painful cramps, and constipation, just to name a few. And what can help you with this? That’s right, a cup of hot lemon water! Lemon juice mixed with hot water cleanses your digestive system and reduces the acidity in your body, making the inner machine work smoother.