Starting your day off with warm lemon water is thought to have a ton of health benefits – but how do they apply to us and how are we going to persuade you adopt this practice.
Read on to learn about the health benefits of drinking lemon water first thing in the morning and how it applies to the kitesurfing lifestyle.
Aids in Digestion
Not only does the warm water help to stimulate the GI tract, but the lemons are believed to stimulate and purify the liver. It also helps digestive acids with digestion and elimination.
Good digestion is critical to enable you to gain the maximum nutrition from the food you eat especially with an ever changing diet as you travel the world.
Supports Immune Function
Citrus fruits like lemon are high in vitamin C and ascorbic acid. Vitamin C can help fight colds and and the ascorbic acid helps iron absorption which also plays a role in immune function.
We all know having a cold prevents you from enjoying yourself to the maximum, and the importance of a healthy immune system when travelling and spending time in the water can never be underestimated.
Alkalizes the Body
If your body is in a chronic pH imbalance, it’s susceptible to disease. Even though lemons seem acidic, they are extremely alkalizing and a great way to ensure your pH balance is where it should be especially if your diet is heavy in meat, cheese and/or alcohol.
We are all guilty of the occasional meat cheese and alcohol abuse from time to time.
Lemon water is a natural diuretic, which means it helps your body flush liquid and toxins along with it. The citric acid can also help maximise enzymes which stimulates the liver.
Cleaning the liver and flushing out toxins is vitally important to getting most performance from your body and staying hydrated on the water.
It's an Energizer
Though we hesitate to even consider giving up my morning coffee, many people swear they can easily give it up after a few days of lemon water.
The combination of water and lemon helps to hydrate and oxygenate the blood, leaving you feeling great!
Keeps Skin Beautiful
Chronic dehydration can leave skin looking dull, so start your day on the right foot with lemon water. Vitamin C plays a critical role in maintaining healthy skin and the antioxidants can combat ageing factors.
With all the time we spend in the sun and the fact that most of us do not drink nearly enough water, every little helps.