Whether you are a mother, a trainer, a writer, a businessman, or a yoga teacher, the way you start your day is crucial to your health.
Ayurvedic traditions teach us that all our actions either strengthen our resistance to diseases, or destroy it, writes Rambler. And Ayurveda advises us to start the day with simple morning rituals that help adjust our body to the rhythms of nature, as well as enhance both our self-esteem and self-discipline.
Remember - the mind will try to lead you astray. He will tell you that you should check your email, walk your dog, send your children to school, that you are late for work, and you simply don’t have time for some morning rituals.
But if you can choose only one morning ritual to improve your health, let it be this one.
Start your day with a mug of warm water with half a lemon juice. This is too simple, and the benefits are too great to neglect. For warm water with lemon:
1. Strengthens your immune system
Lemons contain a lot of vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C helps your body resist colds, and potassium stimulates brain activity, the nervous system, and also normalizes blood pressure.
2. Leads to acid-base balance
Lemons are incredibly alkaline foods, believe it or not. Yes, by themselves they are acidic, but inside our body they become alkaline (citric acid, assimilated by our body, does not increase the acidity inside the body). Well, as all adherents of a healthy lifestyle know, the right acid-base balance of the body is the key to good health.
3. Helps to lose weight
Lemons are rich in pectin fibers that reduce your sense of hunger. In addition, studies show that people who have made their diet more alkaline, quickly lose weight. Well, and besides, my experience suggests that when I start the day with the right actions, it helps me to live it correctly.
4. Promotes digestion
Warm water stimulates the activity of the gastrointestinal tract, and in particular, peristalsis, waves of contractions of the muscles of the stomach and intestines, moving food through it and excreting waste products. In addition, lemons and limes are rich in vitamins and minerals that help reduce the level of toxins in the digestive system.
5. It is a mild natural diuretic.
Lemon juice helps us flush out all kinds of unnecessary substances from the body, as it contributes to an increase in urine production in the body. Well, the fact that you quickly get rid of toxins helps you to maintain health in general, and the health of the urinary system in particular.
6. Promotes healthy skin
Vitamin C helps our body smooth wrinkles and get rid of pigmentation. In addition, a lemon with warm water cleanses our blood of toxins, which, in turn, contributes to the health of the skin.
7. Fights dehydration
This circle of liquid health is not only full of vitamins and minerals, but also helps you start your day by taking a lot of liquid inside, which prevents dehydration (which is obvious), and fights adrenal fatigue. When your body is dehydrated or severely dehydrated (which leads to adrenal fatigue), it cannot perform all its functions properly, which in turn leads to the accumulation of toxins, stress, constipation, and many other unpleasant things. Your adrenal glands are two small glands that, together with the thyroid gland, fill your body with energy.
In addition, they release important hormones, including aldosterone - a hormone that regulates the water content in the body, as well as the concentration of certain minerals (of the same sodium), helping you to more effectively avoid dehydration. And finally, these glands directly affect our stress resistance. And therefore try to avoid dehydration, and especially strong dehydration, at any cost!
By getting used to starting your day with a mug of warm water with lemon, we can make this day much better. And do not be surprised if after such regular practice you begin to see your life in a completely new light.