You might have heard of people drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning. This simple drink (the juice of half a lemon in a glass of water) provides some impressive benefits especially for our digestive tracts.
Dr Josh Axe shares why simply drinking lemon juice in warm water first thing in the morning can boost our health.
Aids in digestion and detoxification
Because lemon juice’s structure is similar to the digestive juices found in the stomach, it tricks the liver into producing bile, which helps keep food moving through your body and gastrointestinal tract smoothly.
The acids found in lemon juice also encourage your body to process the nutrients in foods more slowly. This drawn-out absorption means insulin levels remain steady and you get more goodness from the food you consume. Better nutrient absorption means less bloating. Lemon water benefits the enzyme functions in your body, stimulating the liver and flushing out toxins. Because it’s a mild diuretic, you might find yourself using the bathroom more often, helping the urinary tract get rid of any unwanted elements. All of this helps detox body & skin. Lemon water also helps relieve indigestion or ease an upset stomach.
The only caution when drinking lemon water is to be sure to use a straw to protect the enamel on our teeth.