Hot lemon water has been in my morning routine for some time now. I like to wake up a little earlier than I have to and take my time during the morning in order not to rush. It is better for your body and soul believe me :) It might sound weird to drink hot lemon water on an empty stomach every morning but it is really beneficial for your health for sure!
The hot water will get your digestive system really going and helps to eliminate toxins. It gently flushes your kidneys and the acid might help in preventing bladder infections because it will lower the ph of your urine. The Vitamin C is an important Vitamin that plays a huge role in fighting colds and helping your immune system. I think this is very important during the cold flu season. Everyone is coughing and sneezing including me of course :o) . And if you drink tab water like me to avoid buying plastic bottles and trying to help the environment it will neutralise any hard water you might have. Also it tastes really yummy in my opinion - I love everything with a slight sour edge.
All you have to do is mix a hot glass of water with the juice of half a lemon. To be extra kind to yourself and your body please use organic lemons. I feel always very energetic and active after my lemon water!
In ayurvedic medicine the hot lemon water is supposed to eliminate ama which is basically part of the bacterial muzine and well digestive 'slime' that is produced by the colon cells in your digestive system.
I am so excited about ayurvedic medicine and have been researching a lot and incorporating into my daily life. I will share the progress with you guys and together we might make a small step into a better healthier future :)
Note - How about heat and Vit. C ?
Don't worry about Vitamin C and heat! Vitamin C gets damaged at 190 degrees, so even boiling water (100 degrees) will not harm Vitamin C which is basically an ascorbic acid molecule.