I had no idea how beneficial this was for me growing up but every day, like clockwork, mom would pour out a cup of hot water and squeeze some fresh lemon into the cup. Of course I always complained but now, 20-something years later, I am grateful that she persisted in getting me to drink the sour liquid every morning.
So why do I think drinking this is a big deal? In a nutshell:
It raises your PH levels so from acidic to a more alkaline internal environment. Disease cannot live in an alkaline environment as it needs acidity to thrive. When we sleep, our bodies become acidic so the simple act of drinking water and lemon in the morning balances the body.
Empowers your immune and nervous system. Lemons are rich in potassium and vitamin C stimulating your neuro-impulses and strengthening white blood cells.
Improves digestion by removing toxins from the digestive system and promotes bile production in the liver.
Aids in weight loss again due to keeping the body in an alkaline environment. Lemon is also a craving buster.
Purifies the body by eliminating toxins, clears the liver and the skin.
Calms you with a high level of Vitamin C first thing in the morning.