This is a new little section i’ll be doing on secret little tips to aid quick weight loss and your health.
The internet is littered with cliched, boring, run of the mills articles telling you “how to lose weight fast” etc. I’m guessing you’ve all read them and found them to be identical cut and paste jobs from other sites.
I like giving my readers quality, however, so i’m going to be giving you little tips you probably have never heard of. My “little secrets” so to speak. These little tips are here to help and aid you. For a complete weight loss program designed for you please contact me.
DRINK WARM LEMON JUICE AND WATER IN THE MORNING
Ive been doing this for years and it’s great. Haven’t stopped since. Started it when i needed to lose a bit of weight i’d put on over the winter.
Not only is it refreshing and tastes great, but it has considerable health benefits. Most people don’t drink enough water ( and i mean 8 glasses of water a day), so it also helps to top up the amount of water your drinking.
Heres some benefits:
1. IT’S AN AWESOME DIGESTIVE AID
Lemon juice stimulates the production of saliva and gastric juices when you drink it first thing in the morning. In other words it prepares your body for eating and digesting food all day. It stimulates the liver to produce bile, which helps it digest your food. Lemons are also high in minerals and vitamins and help loosen ama, or toxins, in the digestive tract. The digestive qualities of lemon juice help to relieve symptoms of indigestion, such as heartburn, belching and bloating. The American Cancer Society actually recommends offering warm lemon water to cancer sufferers to help stimulate bowel movements. So if you have stomach problems – give it a try!
2. BOOSTS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
The juice from half a lemon in a glass of water is rich in vitamin C. It supports the immune system and assists the body in fighting colds and flu. Nutritionist Michele Chevalley Hedge says it also enhances the body’s ability to absorb iron, an important nutrient for a healthy immune system. “Vitamin C may increase non-heme iron bioavailability fourfold,”. They are also high in potassium which stimulates brain and nerve function, and if that wasn’t enough in itself it also helps control blood pressure.
3. CLEANSES YOUR SYSTEM
Lemon juice is a diuretic and helps flush out toxins from your body. Lemons increase the rate of urination in the body. Toxins are released at a faster rate which therefore helps keep your urinary tract healthy. The citric acid in lemons helps maximize enzyme function, which stimulates the liver and aids in detoxification. Good stuff!
4. AIDS FAT LOSS AND REDUCES HUNGER
Lemons are high in pectin , which helps fight hunger cravings. Studies have shown people who maintain a more alkaline diet, do in fact lose weight faster. Pectin is a fibre that helps stave off hunger as the fibre creates a feeling of fullness, which results in the suppression of hunger cravings. By feeling fuller for longer, you are less likely to binge on snack or junk foods.
5. FRESHENS BREATH
The antiseptic qualities in lemon juice help kill off bad bacteria in the mouth by acting as a disinfectant. A glass of lemon water is also a healthier morning wake up than coffee or tea.
6. HYDRATES THE LYMPH SYSTEM
Warm water and lemon juice supports the immune system by hydrating and replacing fluids lost. If you are dehydrated and your body is deprived of water you feel the side effects badly – your tired, sluggish, have decreased immune function, constipation, lack of energy, low/high blood pressure, lack of sleep, lack of mental clarity and feeling stressed. Make yourself feel better!
7. CLEARS UP YOUR SKIN
The vitamin C in lemons as well as other antioxidants helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes and helps to combat free radical damage. Vitamin C helps promote healthy glowing skin while its alkaline nature kills some types of bacteria known to cause acne. Since lemon water gets rid of toxins from your blood, it also helps 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.
8. IT JUST MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER!
Give it a try. It wakes you up in the morning and freshens you up!