It’s only two ingredients, but drinking hot water with lemon has numerous health benefits that can literally change your insides.
First, one of the main reasons to have this hot drink first thing in the mornings is because lemons are diuretic, which helps in ridding yourself of water weight. Lemons promote your body’s production of digestive enzymes by the liver. The benefits include less heartburn and bloating.
Although it’s beneficial to drink it before you eat breakfast, drinking hot lemon water with a meal will also stimulate the production of gastric juices helps in digestion and weight loss due to a high concentration of vitamin C in lemons.
According to an article published in the “Journal of the American College of Nutrition” in 2005, researchers reported that having enough vitamin C intake, as opposed to being vitamin C-deficient, helps your body set off a series of chemical reactions that break down your body fat for use as energy.
Why hot? Doctors say that drinking warm water will slightly raise your body heat, allowing for a slight increase in thermogenesis, the process your body uses to burn calories from foods you eat. It will also help with the pain, discomfort and bloating associated with constipation.
It’s can also boost your immune system, help cleanse your blood and make your hair shinier. What more could you ask for?
The challenge? When you wake up in the morning, it may be hard not to grab your beloved coffee. But, if you can hold off and try and replace your morning drink with hot lemon water, you’ll definitely feel more energetic.