The Value of Water
The number 1 rule of health in my family, was to drink a glass of warm water, first thing every morning. That’s what my father told us over and over again! He said if we did that, we would always stay healthy and live a long life.
I never really put much faith in it, while I was growing up, but then one day, I decided to look into it and it was astounding how many things it can help with!
- Weight Loss
- Assists with Nasal and Throat Congestion
- Menstrual Cramps
- Body Detoxification
- Prevents Premature Aging
- Prevents Acne and Pimples
- Hair Health and Vitality
- Promotes Hair Growth
- Prevents Dandruff
- Enhances Blood Circulation and Promotes A Healthy Nervous System
- Bowel Movements
Of course you will want to at least use a good quality filtered water. I prefer to use distilled water for the additional benefits it adds.
As distilled water travels through your body it absorbs inorganic minerals that have built up in the joints and organs over the years, flushing them out of your body. The nice part about it is, that it only leaches out the harmful inorganic minerals, heavy metals and toxins, which have an entirely different structure than organic vital minerals and nutrients.
Distilled water is slightly acidic, so long as your digestive system is in good shape, and you’re not taking any medication to block the production of stomach acid, then the amount of acidity from distilled water won’t affect any body processes.
Lemon is a Beneficial Addition
It even does a better job and has more benefits if you add the juice of a lemon to it!
According to Dr. David Williams, a natural healing medical doctor, the liver can make more enzymes out of lemons than any other food. Enzymes are vital for your metabolism and if you don’t have enough of them, various health conditions can occur such as everything from fatigue to poor digestion.
- help treat nausea,
- motion sickness,
- morning sickness,
- upset stomach/illness,
- flush toxins out of the body,
- cleanse the blood and benefit digestion,
- clear mucous from the body,
- relieve inflammation and headaches,
- boost the immune system to ward off sickness,
- and even beat bad breath.
Some research has shown positive skin results while drinking lemon water. It can also;
- help the skin glow,
- reduce red patches,
- control cravings,
- control overeating,
- and possibly aid in weight loss.
Give it a Boost with Honey
If the tartness of the lemon is too much for you, you can add some honey to it too. Honey has it’s own list of benefits including;
- being an energy booster,
- improving memory,
- suppressing coughs,
- aiding sleep,
- having antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties that also boost the immune system,
- carcinogen-preventing and anti-tumor properties that can help fight cancer!
So, here’s what you want to remember …
Drink the juice of one lemon in one cup of warm water first thing in the morning (on an empty stomach). Make sure to wait 30 minutes before eating breakfast, as this will ensure your body gets the most energy and nutrients from the food you eat. Use fresh lemons (preferably organic and locally grown) and filtered or distilled water.
In terms of water temperature, just remember the Goldilocks story —not too hot, not too cold, but juuust right, which in this case is lukewarm. Boiling water will destroy some of the enzymatic properties of fresh lemon, while icy cold water will hinder its digestive benefits.
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.