My favourite morning ritual

Screen Shot 2015-07-16 at 5.04.00 PM
This post is going to be short and sweet. Possibly because it’s the last day of Ramadan, and because 18 hours of daily fasting for a month is now going to culminate in me flopping onto the bed in a vegetated state…dreaming of (gluten-free, homemade) muffins. Oh all the muffins that I will eat.

But I digress. The point is that being in a vegetated state made me feel like I was sitting like a lemon, which made me think of the best tip I usually give clients: to drink lemon water. Yes, that is how my brain works.

There may be a hundred posts about this on the Internet already, but I want to add to the pool because there’s hundreds of people who don’t do this, still don’t know about it and could benefit greatly!

Here’s how you do it: heat some water in a kettle in the morning, and then mix it with some room temperature to make it drinkable. In your mug, squeeze about half a lemon (or quarter, to start). Drink on an empty stomach.

Here’s why it’s awesome:

  • Reduces bloating
  • Helps with weight loss (for an added kick, add in a pinch of cayenne pepper to boost metabolism)
  • Helps you poop if constipated
  • Clears up skin blemishes & acne
  • Boosts immune system
  • Replenishes electrolytes lost through exercise
  • Makes digestion stronger i.e. easier to break down food, especially fat
  • Reduces pain & inflammation in joints

But seriously, do this for a week. You might get hooked like my clients typically do. It just clears out the gunk from the night before and makes digestion so much better that day. Your skin should start to look and feel better pretty quickly as well.

Let me know how it goes in the comments section below!

About Alina

I'm a Holistic Nutritionist based in Toronto, Canada and my official title is Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP). I received my diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. I'm a coach and an educator. Follow Alina on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for all of the latest updates.
You May Also Like
Thumbnail for 5 Home Remedies For Constipation
5 Home Remedies For Constipation
Thumbnail for 13 Natural Remedies For Dry Skin (and 5 Mistakes To Avoid)
13 Natural Remedies For Dry Skin (and 5 Mistakes To Avoid)
Thumbnail for How To Get Relief From Eczema Naturally (Step by Step)
How To Get Relief From Eczema Naturally (Step by Step)
  1. Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit and
    sources back to your webpage? My website is in the very same niche
    as yours and my users would genuinely benefit from a lot of the information you provide here.
    Please let me know if this alright with you.
    Thanks a lot!

Comments are closed.
View More

(Short) Join My Community

Join My Community
Sign up for weekly health tips and articles in your inbox.