Many of our daily rituals come and go, but the one thing that’s here to stay is water with lemon first thing every morning. Dare we say nothing is more life-changing than this habit. Starting the morning with a healthy and grounding habit is one of the most effective ways to boost our moods and our health.
When we sleep our bodies become incredibly dehydrated. Not to mention many of us don’t properly hydrate before we go to bed. We typically don’t drink anything for at least 7-8 hours. Alcohol and heavy salty foods are all things that contribute to that overnight dehydration, but despite being so dehydrated, many of us don’t wake up thirsty! We wake up craving that first kick of caffeine. Thus begins our perpetual cycle of chronic dehydration.Getting yourself in the habit of drinking room temperature lemon water first thing in the morning is a powerful tool in staying healthy, and hydration isn’t the only benefit.
Lemon water is a natural and alkalizing flush to your system first thing. The liver is very active during our sleep cycle—flushing toxins and regenerating. Drinking enough water in the morning helps make sure that the body is able to effectively ‘flush’ out all the bad. Although acidic in taste, lemons are one of the most alkalizing foods to our system. Keeping our system more on the alkaline side helps reduce inflammation and boosts our overall health. Lemons are also high in Vitamin C. Most of us know that Vitamin C is helpful in boosting the immune system, but it also contributes to adrenal health. Healthy adrenals help manage our energy and stress levels—while caffeine does the opposite. (Lemon water before coffee!) Vitamin C can also lead to more clear and healthy skin as it helps boost collagen reproduction. And… probably the most important benefit is improved digestion. Water + Lemon is our favorite way to move things along and start the day with a clear system.
This isn’t a recipe, but we believe it is a vital recipe in your health. We think that you will be surprised with the energy and clarity you get from such a simple ritual.
We’re keeping this one in our cards for life!