We’ve all heard that you can change your life by adjusting a few simple things. What if I told you that by adding one thing to your daily routine you could change your overall body health completely? It is of course that time when New Years Resolutions have begun to fall off the bandwagon – but this is a change I promise that you will want to keep after hearing the benefits!
I am talking about adding a little zest to your life!
Pucker up people – a little lemon each day and your body will thank you. Your body is not a waste basket and deserves a refreshing and energized start to day.
Here are a few reasons why switching to lemon will make your outlook on life a little sunnier!
1. ENERGY BOOST
Lemons contain electrolytes and when mixed with water give you a great way to refresh and hydrate. When working out at the gym there is always the debate about water versus sports drinks. Adding lemon to your water is a great way to get electrolytes such as calcium, magnesium and potassium while cutting out the added sugar that are in sports drinks.
2. INFLAMMATION FIGHTER
If you suffer from joint pain adding lemons to your water can help reduce pain in the joints and muscles. Lemon assists in diluting uric acid that may build up and lead to joint pain and gout. Even respiratory inflammation is combat with the anti-inflammatory properties of lemons! Natural Remedy: Hot water, lemon and ginger make for a fabulous throat soother.
3. A NATURAL CLEANSER
Lemons cleanse your liver and help to release toxins. Also, drinking water and lemon boosts your liver to produce more enzymes than any other food. Blood vessels and arteries also benefit from this zesty fruit! Water with lemon daily has the power to reduce blood pressure by up to 10%! The natural Vitamin C in lemons rejuvenate the skin and hair! If you drink lemon and water on a regular basis you will see improvements in the clarity of your skin and the strength of your hair. The antibacterial properties of lemon fight dandruff, dry hair, split ends and several scalp issues.
4. BALANCING YOUR PH
The higher your overall body pH the better your body is able to fight disease. By drinking water and lemon your body creates an alkalizing effect. Even before a meal lemon can help keep body pH high, thus reducing heartburn. Natural Remedy: Mix a teaspoon of lemon juice and half a glass of water to reduce heartburn naturally – bottoms up!
5. LIQUID SUNSHINE
Especially in the winter people are prone to low levels of potassium and vitamin D in the blood leading to depression and anxiety. Lemons are the liquid sunshine cure adding potassium to your body chemistry! Not to mention that lemon water naturally boosts your mood!
6. BOWEL BUDDY
Your digestion system is known as your second brain and is so important to overall health. Lemon helps regulate natural bowel movements, dissolve gallstones, kidney stones, pancreatic stones and calcium deposits. This powerhouse prevents these things because it is a natural diuretic which means it promotes that great pee dance. Running to the washroom on a more regular basis is better for your indoor plumbing! The citric acid inside lemons interacts with other bodily enzymes and acids stimulating the secretion of gastric juices and digestion. Overall gut systems are improved and cleansed with a little lemon in the diet. Also, for my self personally, I experienced less cramping and a reduced sign of daily symptoms caused by my chronic digestion disease.
7. IMMUNE PATROL
Lemons are contain wicked antioxidants. Antioxidants couple with free radicals in the body. Free radicals have many negative affects on our bodies including speeding up aging. Eek! The less free radicals in the body the better! Thus, the more antioxidants the stronger the bodies immune system can be to fight against free radicals.
8. LEMONS MAKE FAT CRY!
The pectin fiber in lemon reduces hunger cravings. Also, remember that higher pH we were talking about? Studies have proven that people with a higher body pH and diet lose weight faster than other study participants. In general, the fresh taste of lemon can force you to drink more water which alone has positive affects on mobilizing adipose tissue (fat).
9. BABY BUMP
Pregnant women should really be indulging in water and lemon on a daily basis. Not only do lemons contain a gargantuan load of Vitamin C but they also have a high concentration of potassium. Vitamin C fights viruses and help in the formation of bone tissues in unborn children and potassium assists in nervous system development.
10. CANCER BUTT KICKER
There have been multiple studies observing cancer cells in alkaline environments. Results show that these cells cannot live under alkaline conditions. This makes lemon a cancer butt kicker!
Lemon zest your life people!