So everyone has a morning ritual when they wake up and you've probably heard of the benefits of lemon water when you get up in the morning. For some ladies, morning means exercising, walking the dog, or having a cup of coffee. Mine is drinking 23 oz of lemon water with Himalayan pink salt. Maybe you haven't heard all of the wonderful benefits of pink Himalayan salt. Keep reading.
I'm not a fan of cold beverages first thing in the morning so I warm my lemon water up. The day or night before, I prepare a gallon of it and refrigerate it over night so that the lemons and salt can saturate in the water.
How to Make Lemon Water
1 organic lemon (cut into small pieces)
2 1/2 teaspoons of pink Himalayan salt
Gallon of PURIFIED water
Add lemon and salt to the water and refrigerate overnight.
This should be the FIRST thing you drink when you wake up in the morning.
Keep reading to find out all of the amazing benefits of lemon water.
1. It is Full of Vitamin C (from the Lemons)
Vitamin C is known to increase immunity, improve digestion, and fight inflammation. I drink it in the morning to replace electrolytes that I lost the night before after working out.
2. It Alkalizes the Body
By setting your body's pH balance to where it should be, you create an alkaline environment. Experts say that a more alkaline body is better for fighting cancer cells.
3. It Has Detoxification Properties
If you drink enough lemon water, you will find yourself in and out of the restroom. However, also be aware that it will bring out toxins out of your body each time you hit the bathroom.
4. It Makes Your Skin Glow
This is due to the detoxification as well as the vitamin C from the lemon. It's very good for people with eczema and psoriasis to include lemon water in their morning routine.
5. It's Actually Better for Hydration than Regular Water or Sports Drinks
It's the only thing I drink during and after my workouts.
6. This Drink is Very Good for Those with Low Libido
7. It is Very Good for Lowering Blood Pressure
By increasing the potassium in your body and flushing out any excess sodium that the body does not need, you can help balance your blood pressure without medication.
8. Offers TONS of Antioxidants and Minerals
Lemons have a lot of antioxidants. When you top that off with the Himalayan pink salt that is full of minerals and trace minerals, you have yourself a nice drink that will help you fight free radicals and stay healthy.
I have hyperthyroidism and was going to get surgery to get my thyroid removed. My doctor believes that the minerals from the Himalayan pink salt have improved my symptoms. My TSH levels are normal and I have been off my medication for many months now, with the occasional check up every couple of months.
9. Stop a Pesky UTI or Bladder Infection
Skip the antibiotics and drink lemon water with pink Himalayan salt to aid with these issues.
10. Say Bye to Muscle Cramps or Spasms
Those of you who work out with absolutely love this! The trace minerals in the salt will help alleviate that pain. (Have you ever soaked in Epsom salt because you were sore or had a leg cramp)? You will get the same benefits from drinking this water.
This water is very simple to make, but so very good for you in so many ways, so give it a shot!