Lemon Water? Good Choice.
You are most likely to stay on track with your healthy food choices during the day if you start off on the right foot. Starting your morning with a glass of warm or room temperature water and half a lemon will do wonders for your body. For example, it helps with digestion, detoxification and, in fact, rehydrates the body after a night’s sleep. A nice side benefit from all that is clear and healthy skin. We are willing to do anything for beauty, right? If you dig deeper into these benefits you will find that the Vitamin C content in the lemon supports your adrenals and other stress related hormones while at the same time it is acting as an overall immunity booster.
When making lemon water, always use fresh organic lemons or Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils (such as doTERRA), and not artificial lemon from a bottle (the thought makes me cringe).
The beautiful lemons that you see in the picture are from my parents’ garden. They also have a Meyer Lemon tree, which I love. Be sure to use filtered water when you make this first and most essential drink of the day. We have a Berkey water filter on our kitchen counter that we use for all drinking and cooking water. When you want to change it up, you can infuse your morning lemon water with a slice of raw ginger or a pinch of cayenne pepper.
In the summer I like to add fresh mint sprigs or cucumber slices to the water that I drink throughout the day. Try to avoid drinking cold water as it is not good for your digestion. Ask any Italian mother! More often than not, I prefer to add a drop of Lemon essential oil to my water. To me it tastes better and is easy to use on the go. It has the same cleansing and detoxifying properties and has also been found to support a healthy metabolism and weight loss. Throughout the day I like to add a drop or two of Grapefruit or Wild Orange essential oil to my water. I find it helps me drink more and reach my quota of 3-4 liters of water a day much easier. If you are adding essential oils to your water make sure you are drinking out of a glass or ceramic container, not plastic.