So i have been waking up lately with sore throat,and it really painful and disturbing. Hot water with lemon seems to be the only solution. During this harmattan season i have not missed a day of my hot lemon water.It is one of my healthy habit.I drink this in the morning before my daily smoothie and routine and at night before bed.
Apart from helping with the soreness of my throat,there are more benefits to it. You should try this natural remedy I hope you’ll spend the next few weeks incorporating them into your daily routine.
There’s a long list of health benefits associated with hot water and lemon, here are a few:
1)It helps with soreness of the throat,especially during this harmattan season
2) It helps you detox every day: While lemons may seem quite acidic, they’re a surprisingly good source of an alkaline food that can help balance your body’s pH; internist and doctor of integrative medicine, it wakes up your liver and flushes out nasty toxins.
3) It wakes up your digestive tract: This simple yet powerful beverage stimulates your gastrointestinal tract — improving your body’s ability to absorb nutrients all day and helping food pass through your system with ease.
4)It supports weight loss: Lemon juice contains pectin, a soluble fiber that has been shown to aid in weight-loss struggles. And if you’ve been sipping on a cup of tea loaded with sugar or honey every morning, this beverage will slash calories from your daily diet.
5)It soothes an upset tummy: When you go to bed on a full stomach, pesky heartburn or a bloated belly can get in the way of your morning. Hot water cleanses your system, while the flavonoids from lemon juice may help reduce acidity in your stomach, so you feel like yourself sooner.
6)Clears Skin. The vitamin C component as well as other antioxidants helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes and it helps to combat free radical damage. Vitamin C is vital for healthy glowing skin while its alkaline nature kills some types of bacteria known to cause acne. It can actually be applied directly to scars or age spots to help reduce their appearance. Since lemon water purges toxins from your blood, it would also be helping to keep your skin clear of blemishes from the inside out. The vitamin C contained in the lemon rejuvenates the skin from within your body.
HOW TO DO IT:
You should be using purified water and it should be hot not boiling hot. You want to avoid ice cold water, since that can be a lot for your body to process and it takes more energy to process ice cold water than the warm. Always use fresh lemons, organic if possible, never bottled lemon juice. I squeeze 1/2 a lemon with each cup and I drink it down first thing before I eat a single thing, or workout, etc.
BONUS: try adding freshly grated ginger for a boost.
I hope you make yourself a cup this morning