In a country where coffee is served countless times a day and tastes so good, it's hard to imagine waking up to 1 more drink. However, the ancient Indian healing tradition of Ayurveda recommends rising to a glass of lukewarm lemon or lime water.
Drinking a glass of warm lemon water before breakfast will not only give you a citric energy boost, it is also packed with health benefits that will make you wonder why you haven't been doing this your whole life.
This Ayurvedic ritual originated to eliminate 'ama' or toxins in the gastro-intestinal tract. It eases digestion, purifies the liver, is said to lower blood pressure, reduces phlegm & has an overall alkalizing effect, which makes your body more resistant to all types of diseases. If you need to raise your pH, you can drink lemon water before all meals. Lemons are also high in potassium, calcium & magnesium.
If you are interested & serious about improving your health with this cheap & simple remedy, get some lemons & start tomorrow! Use 1 lemon per glass of lukewarm water AND try to drink it about 1 hour before having breakfast. NOTE: Because citrus is said to damage tooth enamel, it is recommended to use a straw to drink the lemon water.