Morning Ritual Challenge
Welcome to Day 2!
A cleansed body is a cleansed mind. A simple practice originating from Ayurvedic medicine, is to drink a glass of warm water with lemon first thing in the morning. It is said to clear the digestive tract of toxins that have built up overnight. The liver is extremely active during sleep, since this is when your body restores and regenerates itself. Lemon water can be a great form of gut detox for your body.
Here are some additional benefits to starting your day with a tall glass of warm lemon water:
Boosts your immune system: Lemons are high in vitamin C, so they boost your immune system.
Lemons are good for your brain: They’re high in potassium, which research shows stimulates brain and nerve function.
They are heart-healthy: The potassium in lemons may help control blood pressure, but that’s not all. The vitamin C you’ll get from drinking warm lemon water in the morning may reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Lemon juice balances the body’s pH: You may be surprised to learn that while lemon juice is acidic outside of the body, its effect is alkalizing after it has been fully metabolized. That means that drinking lemon water in the morning can raise your body’s pH, promoting healthy cell function and structure and creating a less hospitable environment for bacteria and viruses.
It helps with weight loss: Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which could help fight hunger cravings.
Lemon water also aids digestion: Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials. It encourages the liver to produce bile, which is an acid that is required for digestion. That’s important when you consider that a study showed that over 30% of men and women over age 60 had atrophic gastritis, a condition marked by little or no stomach acid.
It clears skin: The vitamin C in warm lemon water helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes by helping purge toxins from the blood.
It keeps you breathing clearly: The antioxidants in lemon juice may help the body in its fight against allergens and irritants. And the antiseptic properties of lemon might help prevent mucus build-up.
Moving forward, make sure to incorporate this healthy habit to your morning ritual.
Well done on completing Day 2! We will be in touch again tomorrow :)
Phoenix & Sequoia