Is water healthy? Perhaps this message is very outdated, but what do you drink first when you get up in the morning? Water? Milk? Coffee? All good, but I have something else. Lukewarm water with lemon. Super nice, fresh and it has its advantages, I understood later. Slices of lemon were especially known to me in the pub. With a shot of tequila next to it and a bite of salt on my hand. But now that I am less in the pub, I have discovered another way to use those same slices of lemon. The bottle of tequila remains closed by the way. The first thing I drink in the morning is a large glass of lukewarm water, with lemon juice. Cold or hot drinks in warm weather? From a fresh lemon (not from a bottle!). How? Very simple. Boil some water, pour it into a glass, let it cool and then squeeze the juice of half a (biological if you want) lemon into the water. Just mix and bam, your drink is ready.
Why hot (lukewarm) water and no cold water? Lemon water healthy and delicious.
When you drink cold water, your body has to heat the water to body temperature. This costs energy. Cold water causes the blood vessels around your stomach to shrink, slowing the hydration process. And, when you drink cold drinks, the temperature ensures that fats from the food you eat will solidify. This makes this food less easily digestible and these fats are less easily removed from the body. Lukewarm water and warm herbal tea ensure that fats remain liquid and are easier to dig and drain.
It gives energy
Many people drink coffee in the morning to get energy (yup, me too!), But coffee gives a temporary 'energy boost', after which you 'collapse' again and need more coffee (yup, right!). Hot water with lemon gives long-lasting energy. And I really notice that.
It promotes bowel movements
The warm water makes your digestive system slowly 'wake up', so that it can start calmly. In addition, the vitamins and minerals in lemon ensure that food remains are flushed out of your stomach and intestines. Handy!
It is diuretic
Lemon ensures that you have to pee. And that's a good thing, because every time you urinate, toxins are removed from your body, and the urinary tract stays clean.
It strengthens the immune system
Lemon contains a lot of vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C helps prevent flu and colds, and potassium stimulates brain function and helps to keep blood sugar levels stable. Vitamin C also promotes the absorption of iron in our body. Iron plays an important role in good resistance.
It purifies the skin
Vitamin C helps reduce wrinkles and imperfections. The alkalized effect of lemon reduces the risk of acne and pimples. Water with lemon also ensures that our blood is purified, so your skin looks nicer. Now I have quite an impure skin and I notice - after a long time every day faithfully taking my lemon juice - really an improvement. I will never get a peach, but a lemon skin.
It promotes weight loss
Sounds fine does not it? Pectin in lemon reduces hunger. In addition, it has been proven that people who eat a high alkaline diet lose weight more easily. I can give a whole explanation about alkaline diets here, but I prefer not to eat diets. So if you want to know what that is exactly, Google just give it a go. Healthy eating practices.
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