One of the aspects of the 30 Day Detox is to drink hot water with lemon and lime every day before eating or drinking anything. In fact, this is a feature of many diets. So, what are the benefits of drinking hot water and lemon?
Why do you want your body to stay alkaline?
An acidic environment can play havoc with your digestive system, reduce your body’s ability to store energy, damage free radicals, cause allergies, raise your cholesterol and blood pressure, inhibit the metabolism of fats….the list goes on and on.
Drinking hot water and lemon flushes your body of toxins and enables the body to work more effectively. It cleanses and stimulates the liver and kidneys and eases digestive problems.
Benefits of Drinking Hot Water and Lemon
The benefits of drinking hot water and lemon to start your day are numerous. As well as those mentioned above, it kickstarts your digestion each day and boosts your immune system. You’ll have more energy and the scent alone will boost your mood. It will also help hydrate your body after a night of sleep.
Lemon and lime work in the same way. So, if like me you find lemon a little harsh on the taste buds, you can substitute lime. Use warm water (not too hot or cold as these will make your body work harder) and then continue to drink it during the day for a healthier body.