The start of the day is very important. Whether you're a mother, a teacher, a poet, a writer, a business owner or a sports teacher, what
you do first thing in the morning is what really matters.
As per Ayurvedic philosophy, choices that you have regarding your daily routine either put up resistance to disease or drags it down.
Ayurveda calls us to get a jump-start on the day by pondering on morning rituals that work to align the body with nature's style, balance the body nerves alongside self-discipline.
You may prefer checking emails, take care of the pets, get the children out the door to school, or you can't be late for work or that you just have enough time to make your morning routine. But, if you could only take time out for one ritual that will enhance yourresistance to diseases and improve health, let it be like this:
Start your day with a big cup of warm water and the juice of lemon (half lemon of normal size).
It's so simple and easy and the benefits are just too immense to ignore. Warm water with lemon:
1. Boosts your immunity.
Lemons are rich in Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is vital for combatting colds and potassium stimulates brain and nerve function and helps control blood pressure.
2. Balances pH
Lemons are an alkaline food, you may believe it or not. Yes, they are acidic as per their characteristics, but once inside our bodiesthey're alkaline (the citric acid does not make acidity in the body once metabolized). An alkaline body is really the key to good health.
3. Helps fight obesity
Lemons are rich in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger desires. It has also been shown that people whose intake includes alkaline dietlose weight faster. And, according to studies when day starts off, it's easier to make the best choice for the rest of the day.
4. Aids digestion
The warm water stimulates the digestion process and helps intestines to move food ahead faster and with smoothness without making itclogged. Lemons or limes are also rich in minerals and vitamins and help expel toxins, in the digestive tract.
5. Plays its role as natural Diuretic
Lemon juice helps expel waste and unwanted materials because lemons enhance the rate of urination in the body. Toxins are, therefore,expelled at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthier.
6. Clears and improves glow of skin
The vitamin C helps reduce wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water expels toxins from the blood which helps keep skin shining as well.
7. Hydration of the lymph system
The cup of lemon juice with warm water helps in hydration and keeps your adrenal fatigue at low. Hydration is very important for yourkidneys, for smooth functioning of thyroid and secretion system and keeping the stress level at lower side and thus balancing your vital systems.
By adopting just this one practice of drinking a cup of warm water (only warm not hot) with lemon in the morning for a month can really
make difference in your life style, and if you succeed in doing so, please do inform me of this good news. Thanks.