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The 5 BIG Benefits of Drinking Warm Lemon Water

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The 5 BIG Benefits of Drinking Warm Lemon Water

Are you reliant on coffee first thing in the morning to get things done?

I get it. Coffee is delicious and energizing, but it also dehydrates you and activates your stress response before you even get to work.

Anna - Ayurvedic Health Coach drinking warm lemon water overlooking the ocean

How you start your morning sets the stage for the rest of your day (and life, frankly).

According to Ayurveda, routines that you implement on a daily basis either contribute to dis-ease in the body or support your health and longevity.

Did you know starting your day with a cup of warm lemon water gently cleanses the body and mind?

Here are 5 benefits you’ll experience with lemon water:

Boosts Your Immune System

Feeling a little under the weather?

Grab a cup! Lemons are packed with Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C to boost your immunity and potassium to help control blood pressure.

Supports Your Digestion

The sour taste of lemon is heating and helps to stimulate your digestive fire. Warm water stimulates peristalsis, the waves of muscle contractions of the intestinal walls that keeps digested food moving along.

That means your body actually processes the food you eat and your cells get good nutrients. Not to mention you feel better and have more energy.

Supports Your Body in Gently Cleansing Every Day

According to Ayurveda, lemons are high in minerals and vitamins that help to loosen toxins in the digestive tract giving you a gentle daily cleanse. This helps with bowel movements, keeping your kidneys and urinary tract working optimally, and feeling lighter.

Gives You a Jump Start on Hydration

On the first Zoom call for my Spring/Summer Wellness Circle a participant expressed surprise and delight at the results of drinking lemon water before coffee.

“I started to do the lemon water which I love. I didn’t realize how thirsty I was when I woke up! I’m really liking drinking a big glass of warm water with lemon!”

When you’re hydrated you have more energy, your joints feel better,  your organ function improves, you sleep better and your mood improves (among many other benefits).

Set your body, your mind and your performance up for success first thing every day.

Clears Your Skin

As mentioned above, drinking warm lemon water has a cleansing effect on the body. This can also help to keep your skin hydrated,  clear and glowing. Who doesn’t want that?!

Adopting this one practice of drinking a cup of warm lemon water in the morning can radically alter your day and long term health.

Remember that big changes happen due to small, consistent habits over time.⁠

⁠Want help incorporating Ayurvedic wisdom into your life? Start by taking my Dosha Quiz to discover your unique constitution! Click Here to take the Quiz and start your journey toward a healthier and more vibrant YOU!

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