With high levels of vitamin C and over 200 enzymes, lemons are one of the best foods you can eat to cleanse your liver. Your liver is the largest internal organ, and it’s job is to metabolize fat and cleanse the body of toxins. It is very important we cleanse it on a daily basis so it can function optimally.
Lemons also boost your immune system, aid in digestion, and purify the blood. By starting your day with warm lemon water you allow the body to continue its cleansing that it did overnight. The warm water serves to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and the lemon helps to loosen toxins that have built up in the digestive track. Lemons are also high in potassium which help control high blood pressure.
Bonus: Try adding ginger to your hot lemon water. The combination of the lemon and ginger will boost your immunity, and also promote circulation of the blood and lymph which is needed to cleanse the body of toxins. Ginger is also a natural pain reliever and helps to fight inflammation. You can really kick it up a notch and add a couple dashes of cayenne pepper which works to break up mucus in the body!
~ Lindsay Rehker
Owner, Smooth-ease LLC