Ayurveda Mornings – The Awesome Benefits Of Drinking Warm Lemon Water
The start of your morning impacts the rest of your day! That’s why it is so important to start it off right. Ayurvedic philosophy believes that the choices we make on a daily basis effect our bodies ability to create or destroy diseases.
Ayurveda encourages us to use morning rituals to align the body and mind, and to balance the doshas.
Start the day out with a mug of warm water and the juice of half a lemon. It’s a simple ritual that can change your body in a big way.
Boosts your immune system
If you are feeling a little under the weather, grab a mug! Lemons are packed with Vitamin C and potassium. You might be thinking, how can potassium help when I’m sick? Well, it can help control blood pressure, which we all know goes up when we aren’t feeling our best.
Did you know lemons are alkaline once they are inside our bodies? Citric acid takes a back seat once ingested and lets the lemons work their alkaline magic so we can go on to lead healthy alkaline lives!
Drinking anything warm can keep things moving and encourage our gastrointestinal tract to contract, but it’s the minerals and vitamins in the lemons that aid in flushing toxins from our system.
Acts as a gentle, natural diuretic
Lemons encourage urination, which encourages a faster rate of toxin turnover. The faster toxins are flushed from our system, the healthier our urinary tract will be. So ditch the cranberries and go find some lemons!
Vitamin C does wonders for the skin! Lemon water rids our body of toxins, which helps keep our skin clear and our bodies wrinkle free!
I could list so many more added benefits, the list just goes on and on, but you get the picture. A lemon a day keeps the doctor away!
Adopting just this one practice of drinking a cup of warm water with lemon in the morning for a month can radically alter your experience of the day. Don’t be surprised if you begin to view mornings in a new light.