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Starting your day off with a bang brings awesomeness to it! Morning rituals are a great way to jump start your day and align yourself for the remainder of your daily activities. In the last couple months, I have shifted my morning routine a bit, and have started drinking warm water with fresh lemon juice before I start on anything else. And if you have been following along, you can see that I am a big fan of all things lemon.

So not only is warm water and lemon a great way to nourish your body, but it is also gives you an opportunity to center yourself before the day starts in full force. So let’s see how we can combine the physical, chemical, and emotional benefits to improve your overall health with a simple morning ritual by being:

Vitamin boost: Lemon juice is high in vitamin C and potassium, as well as calcium and copper. These vitamins help boost your immune system to fight colds and potassium stimulates nervous system function.

pH equalizer: Even though, lemon on their own are acidic, once they are ingested and metabolized, they become alkaline. As discussed before, our bodies thrive in an alkaline environment and our health depends on it.

Digestion aid: The combination of warm water and lemon helps stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis (that helps move things in the intestines), which promotes regular bowel movements that are important for good health in order to rid the body of toxins. In addition, the warm water with lemon helps flush out the body system by increasing urination and removing toxins through urine.

Deep hydration: Starting your day with a hydration boost helps your body perform all of its appropriate functions. Deep hydration removes toxins from inside through the gut and outside through the skin; helps reduce the stress on the body with healthy and non-fatigued adrenal glands, and even promotes weight loss by fighting off hunger cravings.

So try it for a month, just squeeze a juice from half a lemon and mix it with a cup of warm water (not hot or boiling water!).

Share in the comments below which morning rituals you already practice, and if you already do the lemon water, what benefits have you noticed?

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Be healthy & happy, Dr. Tijana

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