What drink is inexpensive but proven effective for detox when consumed upon waking? Lemon water. It seems to obvious and too simple, right? How can lemon water really help your detox?
Aids in Detoxification
Lemon juice has an atomic structure that exactly resembles the digestive juices that reside in the stomach. It deceives the liver into producing bile, keeping food moving through your body, including the gastrointestinal tract. Lemon water can help ease an upset stomach and relieve indigestion.
Lemon juice and the acids found in it will help promote and encourage the body to be able to process the food you consume. This helps stabilize insulin levels and helps your body absorb nutrients, which prevents bloating. Activating the liver also helps remove toxins from the body.
Revitalizes and Cleanses the Urinary Tract
Drinking lemon water upon waking for detox increases the frequency of urinating, promoting a cleaner, more functional urinary tract. The urinary tract accumulates detoxing effects over time. This is because the body disposes of waste materials through the urine. Drinking lemon water naturally flushes out liquid waste at a faster rate. This also reduces the chances of accumulating bacteria throughout the body, staving off illnesses or infections like UTIs.
Enhances Digestive Function
Lemon water contains acids that are exactly the same as the natural juices produced by your stomach. When you ingest fresh lemon juice, you will be able to keep your digestive system on the right track. This also permits foods to go through proper digestion, eliminating bloating, indigestion and heartburn.
Improves your Digestion
The digestive system of the body is always at work. It is constantly processing the foods that you eat, eliminating things you don't need, and absorbing what you do need. Drinking lemon water upon waking helps you empty your digestive system and helps it catch up with any digestion that still needs to be done.
Detoxing your body doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. You can help your body work better and stay healthier just by adding a little lemon juice to your water in the morning. Try it for a week and see what the differences are. You soon won’t be able to start your day without some fresh lemon water!
CLEANSE JUICE RECIPE
4 kale leaves
4 stalks of celery
juice of 1 lime
juice of 1 lemon
1-inch piece of ginger
Instructions: Juice all the ingredients through a juicer; add a dash of cinnamon or cayenne to warm up your digestion.
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