Healthy Friday: Warm lemon water 1st thing, kick starts weight loss

The do’s and don’ts

Drink the juice of one lemon in one cup of warm water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Wait 30 minutes before eating or drinking anything else. You can halve these amounts if you prefer.

Rinse your mouth right after drinking the lemon water to prevent damage to tooth enamel. Wait an hour before you brush your teeth.

Here’s why it’s good for you

  • Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies
  • Lemons contain pectin fibre which is beneficial for colon health, high cholesterol and which also serves as a powerful antibacterial
  • It balances the pH levels in the body
  • It helps flush out toxins
  • It aids the digestive system and encourages the production of bile
  • It is also a great source of citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium
  • It helps reduce pain and inflammation in joints and knees by dissolving uric acid
  • It helps cure the common cold
  • The potassium content helps nourish brain and nerve cells
  • It strengthens the liver by balancing its calcium and oxygen levels





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