Why should you drink lemon water first thing in the morning?

The benefits of drinking lemon water in the morning are insurmountable.  But why is it important to drink this on a empty stomach first thing?  Many reasons but one of the most reassuring one is to flush out accumulated toxins.  Lemon water has essential trace minerals like magnesium, potassium, and calcium.   Natural occurring electrolytes that help give you energy throughout the day.  So in the morning your body needs to be rehydrated and lemon water is best to rejuvenate the cells.   Not only does it flush out toxins but it will help regulate kidney function.  It’s also a great digestive aid to amp up your ability to process food. 

If that isn’t enough reason to start drinking a tall glass of lemon water I will compose the top ten reasons you need to start your day off with a tall glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice.

1. Being an emergency medical technician you are trained size up the patient first by assessing their ABC’s.  Lemon juice helps all three. 
2. Lemon water can help the body maintain its pH.  Lemon water has a alkalizing effect on the body.  Studies show disease can not survive in an alkaline environment.
3. Lemon water is a good source of vitamin C.  A natural source of this vitamin has been proven to fight off colds and flu. It’s also essential for skin cells.
4. Freshly squeezed lemon water can reduce joint pain by nutralizing uric acid in the blood.  High levels of this acid is known to cause gout.
5. This water will help dissolve kidney stones, gallstones, pancreatic stones.  It does this by removing calcium build up.
6. Lemon water supports proper function of the nervous system which can reduce effects of depression and anxiety.  Potassium is essential for nerve function and is naturally occurring in lemons.
7. Many people suffer with hypertension.  Lemon water will cleanse the blood resulting in lower blood pressure.
8. People who drink lemon water find it easier to lose weight due to the pectin fiber that is available in lemons. 
9. Freshly squeezed lemon water can prevent cancer by creating an environment that is unsuitable for cancer cells to develop.
10. Finally lemon water has impeccable effects on our metabolism.  It behooves you to drink water with lemon because of the valuable antioxidants.  Antioxidants have been shown to help eliminate free radicals. 

So when I get up the first thing on my mind is to get a tall glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice into my body.  Being that I was diagnosed with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis 24 years ago I need this anti-inflammatory food. 

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The best and fastest way to make lemon water is to cut a fresh lemon in half and squeeze it into a tall glass.  I use a tool that I purchased at Kohls.  I then add filtered water from my refrigerator.  The filter in my refrigerator adds magnesium to our water.  I found that by drinking lemon water I’m decreasing the symptoms of my autoimmune disease.  If you would like to research more about positive effects of lemon juice go to http://www.pubmed.gov.  If you want to learn more about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis go to my Facebook page Overcoming Psoriasis
According to my dentist you should brush after drinking lemon water.

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