Morning Lemon Water

Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water Upon Waking for Detox

What drink is inexpensive but proven effective for detox when consumed upon waking? Lemon water. It seems too obvious and too simple, right? How can lemon water really help your detox?

Aids in Detoxification

Lemon juice has an atomic structure that exactly resembles the digestive juices that reside in the stomach. It deceives the liver into producing bile, keeping food moving through your body, including the gastrointestinal tract. Lemon water can help ease an upset stomach and relieve indigestion.

Lemon juice and the acids found in it will help promote and encourage the body to be able to process the food you consume. This helps stabilize insulin levels and helps your body absorb nutrients, which prevents bloating. Activating the liver also helps remove toxins from the body.

Revitalizes and Cleanses the Urinary Tract

Drinking lemon water upon waking for detox increases the frequency of urinating, promoting a cleaner, more functional urinary tract. The urinary tract accumulates detoxing effects over time. This is because the body disposes of waste materials through the urine. Drinking lemon water naturally flushes out liquid waste at a faster rate. This also reduces the chances of accumulating bacteria throughout the body, staving off illnesses or infections like UTIs.

Enhances Digestive Function

Lemon water contains acids that are exactly the same as the natural juices produced by your stomach. When you ingest fresh lemon juice, you will be able to keep your digestive system on the right track. This also permits foods to go through proper digestion, eliminating bloating, indigestion and heartburn.

Improves your Digestion

The digestive system of the body is always at work. It is constantly processing the foods that you eat, eliminating things you don't need, and absorbing what you do need. Drinking lemon water upon waking helps you empty your digestive system and helps it catch up with any digestion that still needs to be done.

Detoxing your body doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive.

You can help your body work better and stay healthier just by adding a little lemon juice to your water in the morning. Try it for a week and see what the differences are. You soon won’t be able to start your day without some fresh lemon water!

Try this delicious recipe from my Fall Detox program!


Serves 4

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 large onion, chopped

4 garlic cloves, chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

1 large fennel bulb, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

1 bay leaf

1 tablespoon thyme

1 32-ounce package vegetable broth

1 bunch kale, chopped

SIMMER SOUP. Melt coconut oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Next, add onion and garlic. Stir well and let cook for about 3 minutes. Add celery, fennel, carrots, bay leaf, thyme, and broth to the pot. Stir well and cover. Allow soup to simmer for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Finally, add chopped kale to the pot, stir well and turn off the heat. Cover and let the soup sit for about 10 minutes. Remove bay leaf before serving.

For more information on my program, click here!


Mel, xo



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