Up until recently, a cup of coffee first thing in the morning was my most crucial ritual of the day. I would roll out of bed on a quest to get my cup of joe before I could even think about doing anything else….then I got a puppy.
Waking up 3 times throughout the night was starting to take its toll. She has been an amazing puppy, let me tell you–well worth it. However, I knew it was time to take care of myself or I was going to get sick. I found myself waking up absolutely parched, so my new go-to was a tall glass of water.
I started reading about the benefits of starting your day off with a glass of lemon water and upgraded my routine. I noticed right away how much better this made me feel.
All I do is squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a cup of room temperature water and voila! I still enjoy a coffee later on, but one glass of lemon water is definitely the perfect early morning ritual.
Here are the benefits:
* Lemon water can stimulate your liver and kidneys and aids in purifying and dissolving harmful toxins that have built up in your system.
* Lemons can help protect you from infections. Lemons contain vitamin C and antioxidants that help to neutralize free-radicals and toxins which would otherwise be harmful to your immune system.
* This natural detoxification combined with the rich vitamin C helps to promote a healthy and glowing complexion.
* Lemon water helps your digestive system by easing any bloating, heartburn and constipation.
Are there any early morning rituals you swear by to keep you feeling and looking great?