Jul 3, 2013

Six Reasons Why You Should Drink Lemon Water Every Morning {Guest Post By Super Working Mum}

Hello! Today, I am so excited to introduce you to the woman behind SuperWorking Mum, Aloted Omoba! I guest posted on her blog a while ago (you can check that out here) and today she is guest posting on Restoration Beauty!

Aloted Omoba is a wife and mother and is passionate about empowering women to live purpose driven lives. Her website, Super Working Mum is full of useful information that enables today's busy mom (who let's face it, is also a wife, business woman, accountant, organizer and so much more) to do everything she is called to do and do it well.

Take it away, Aloted!

6 Reasons Why You Should Drink Lemon Water Every Morning

For a while now, since I discovered the benefits of drinking lemon water I have been drinking it…well almost every day. I have noticed a difference in my life and I thought I should share with you.

How you start your day as a mom, usually determines how your day will go. Something as simple as drinking lemon water can make a significant difference in your life.

I would like to share with you 6 reasons and benefits why you should incorporate drinking a mug of warm water and the juice of half a lemon into your morning routine.

Benefits Of Drinking Lemon Water

Drinking lemon in warm water would:
  1. Balance your internal pH
Lemons are acidic in nature but inside our bodies they become alkaline. Having an alkaline body is the key to good health. When the body is in an acidic state it is more susceptible to diseases. Drinking lemon water regularly can help to remove overall acidity in the body and improve your health.

  1. Boost your immune system
Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting off allergies such as cold. Lemons are also high in potassium, which is good for controlling blood pressure and stimulating brain & nerve functions. The vitamin C found in lemons also enhances iron absorption in the body and iron plays an important part in boosting a great immune system

  1. Aid digestion
Drinking lemon water encourages the liver to produce bile, which is an acid that is required for digestion. The digestive qualities of lemon juice also help to relieve signs of indigestion such as heartburn, belching and bloating. The American Cancer Society* recommends offering warm lemon water to cancer sufferers to help stimulate bowel movements.

  1. Clear Skin
Do you want clear skin? Then you should try drinking lemon water. The high vitamin C in lemons help reduce wrinkles and blemishes. It also rejuvenates the skin from within your body and is vital for healthy glowing skin. The lemon water purges toxins from the blood, which can help keep your skin clear.

  1. Help With Weight Loss
Lemons are high in pectin fiber which can help fight off hunger cravings. I notice I am less hungry on the days I drink lemon water. Studies have also shown that people, who maintain a more alkaline diet, do in fact lose weight faster.

  1. Boost Your Energy
Lemon is one of the few foods that provide your body with more energy when it enters the digestive tract. The scent of lemon also has mood enhancing and energizing properties. The smell of lemon juice can brighten your mood and help clear your mind. Drinking lemon water can also help decrease anxiety and depression.

There are other benefits of drinking lemon water every morning but I thought to share just these 6 with you. Even pregnant women can benefit a lot from drinking lemon water.

The recipe is very simple. Just squeeze half a lemon into a mug/cup of warm boiled water and drink first thing in the morning before eating any other thing.

It is better to use warm and not cold water so your body can process the drink faster. Also try and buy organic lemons and do not use bottled lemon juice.

The only disadvantage I know with drinking lemon water is that the citric acid in it can erode tooth enamel, so it is best to brush your teeth first before drinking lemon water. Also you could use a straw to drink your lemon water.

Try this drink for a month and notice the difference it will make to your body and ultimately your day.

Do you already drink lemon water every morning? If so what benefits have you noticed.


Aloted Omoba (pseudonym) is the founder of Super Working Mum where she works with professional working mums to achieve a better managed and fulfilled life both at work and at home. You can download her free ebook – Boosting Your Confidence on her website www.superworkingmum.com. You can also connect with her on twitter- @superworkingmum and facebook- @superworkingmum


Lena said...

I will give it a try!

The Grass Skirt Blog said...

I used to be SO good about this, but I fell off the bandwagon. Thanks for the reminder!

The Grass Skirt

Elisha Albretsen @ Pneumatic Addict Furniture said...

I was just talking to a friend about this yesterday. It doesn't make sense that lemons will alkaline your system, but they do! Thanks for sharing.

Aloted Omoba said...

Hi Lena! Pls do and let's know how you get on :)

Aloted Omoba said...

I know what you mean @The Grass Skirt. I sometimes forget and then when i remember the benefits I jump on the bandwagon again :)

Aloted Omoba said...

I know right! amazing stuff!

Aloted Omoba said...

Thanks for having me Selena :)

Anonymous said...

I drink it with green tea. Is that fine?
Thanks Aloted for sharing.

Aloted Omoba said...

Hey Kemi. I haven't tried that before but I think that should be fine. How does it feel to your system when you do?

Gee bee said...

Thank you so much for sharing Aloted.
Just started this about two weeks ago and didn't realise it had this many benefits. Will def keep at it now. Cheers!

Aloted Omoba said...

Awesome Geebee!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

I am giving it a try too, Lena!!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you got back on the bandwagon! I've never tried this but plan on as soon as I get some lemons!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

It was a pleasure!!!!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks for stopping by, Elisha!

favoredwoman said...

will definitely try this, thanks Aloted.

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Tiffany Buchanan said...

So is it ok to drink lemon water while pregnant????

Ashlee Derby said...

I love drinking cool lemon water. I always order it at restaurants, especially big meals. You may also notice it (as my mom says) "soothes your pallet", meaning it helps prevent the icky feeling of fullness or nausea. I swear by lemon water! :)

Ashlee Derby said...

Yes! Lemon water has lots of vitamin C, good fiber, and more, which is great for a growing baby! The only thing to look out for is the fact that the acid in lemons can affect your enamel over time, and teeth tend to be extra sensitive during pregnancy. Knowing that, using a straw will help from too much contact with your teeth.

P.S., if this question was posted because you are pregnant; CONGRATS! (Me too!)

Vianey Olivarria said...

I'm currently 34 weeks pregnant and I started drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning for the last 5 weeks. I feel awesome! It gives me the energy I used to get from coffee (which obviously I can't drink now) also, no more constipation nor heartburn! It is fantastic in pregnancy!! On top of that, I have heard lemon is excellent for scars and so I noticed the stretch marks on my glutes are banishing!! Idk if it's due to the lemon water but I haven't done anything different to them like using lotions or oils. Anyways, I think it is perfect to prevent stretch marks in pregnancy. I love lemon water and plan on drinking it forever lol I
Btw, I use a straw and then rinse my mouth to remove it from my teeth.
(Don't forget to wait 30 minutes before eating o drinking anything else)

Maria Ada said...

I will give it a trial. i like what you said.

Bob fortune said...

I have learnt that drinking lemon too often can make your blood thicker, which can lead to blood clots. How far is this true? I had lemon water in my daily routine but I pulled it down after I learnt about this.

Maria Dyna Garcia said...

How many times you should drink this!

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Pacy said...

I usually take warm lemon water every morning, but some asked me to stop it that it prevents a woman from getting pregnant. I want a clarification if it does because am waiting to get prevent.

Amanda Brasuell said...

I drink lemon water every morning, but I use a juicer and run it through with the peel because I've heard you get more nutrients and vitamins from it. Just wondering if anyone else has heard the same or does this too?

Temilade Olukiran said...

Yes Amanda I take lemon water every day BUT seriously how was the taste with the d peel cos I avn't tryed that b4

martins odijie said...

Is the lemon juice good for ladies who are yet to give birth to children?

Pietersen Kevin said...

Thanks for sharing .. But some time it's disadvantage as well. It may cause damage to your tooth enamel and trigger or exacerbate heartburn or other gastrointestinal issues. so if this occur you can contact Dr Elnadi . Affordable dentistry

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I thought lemon is only for weight loss and taste. I didn't know it increases the PH level.My PH level is very low. I think I should start drinking lemon water too.Thank you for let me know health benefits drinking water of lemon

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Reasons to drink it are good. Please how is it made? I mean the lemon drink? Thanks

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