Love Your Joints And Your Liver. Drink Lemon Water

The benefits of warm water with lemon in the morning are abundant. They are so abundant that many may go unnoticed. For that reason, I would like to single out one of those: the reduction of joint pain.

Joint Pain

Joint pain can become an issue as we age. It is associated with arthritis, gout, and other inflammatory conditions. The reason behind joint pain is often the build up of uric acid and research is plentiful showing that drinking lemon water can help reduce the amount of uric acid that accumulates in the joints.

So if you suffer from joint pain then you owe it to yourself to try warm lemon water in the morning and see if this gives you some relief. For more information on the causes of joint pain and inflammation see the article on Gout, An Overview by the staff of Dr. Ronald Hoffman.

As for the other benefits of lemon water, many are related to the number of toxins that tend to accumulate in our bodies and that is directly related to the work done by our liver.

Our liver has a lot to do with how we feel, how successful we are at losing weight and how well we absorb nutritents.

Love Your Liver and the Benefits of Lemon Water

Facts To Consider About The Liver

The liver has many important functions. The liver metabolizes fats, proteins and carbohydrates. The liver also, produces hormones, makes cell membranes, facilitates with absorption of essential vitamins and filters and breaks down waste products from the body.

That is a lot of stuff for one little organ to do. Daily maintenance of the liver is therefore very important.

Consider also that if your liver gets overloaded because of a poor diet or alcohol abuse it becomes stressed and often has to work twice as hard to complete the functions listed above. That can lead to weight gain, cravings for sweets and starchy food, fatigue, constant hunger, diabetes, inflammation and premature aging.

So taking care of the liver is critical.
Eating “Lean and Clean Foods” is a great benefit to the liver.
For a summary of what those foods are, see “Eat Yourself Healthy” posted elsewhere on this Blog.

But if you want to do something good for your liver on a daily basis here is a very easy and quick recommendation that will help your liver thrive for years to come. At the same time you’ll be doing something good for your joints as well:

When you wake up in the morning, drink a cup of warm water with the juice of half a lemon in it.
Do this before you eat as you go about your morning routine.

Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water from SkinnyDiva.

Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water from SkinnyDiva.

Benefits of Lemon Water

  • The warm lemon water helps purify and stimulate the liver.
  • Lemon water liquefies bile while inhibiting excess bile flow.
  • And the liver produces more enzymes from lemon water than any other food, according to A.F. Beddoe, author of Biological Ionization as Applied to Human Nutrition.

Warm purified or spring water is best. At least a half of a lemon should be thoroughly squeezed into a half glass of the warm water without any sweetener. This should be done first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, and don’t start eating breakfast right away. For best results wait a bit as you go about your morning routine.

Alkaline or Acidic

Lemon water is also very popular as a detoxing tool. When detoxing, it is customary to remove acidic foods from your daily diet and replace them with alkalizing foods and lemon water is part of that regimen. It is part of all my detox programs and often people ask me why lemon water should be part of that since it’s acidic right? The answer is yes and no. As a citrus fruit lemons are acidic when considered outside of the body but they have an alkalizing effect once they are consumed. Here is an informative blog post and video explaining the alkalizing effects of lemon water.

Lemon Juice-Acidic, Alkaline or Both

I personally like to get my day off to a great start by drinking lemon water.

Try it yourself and see what your body thinks of it.

  1. I use to drink warm lemon water n the morning, but I would add truvia. Hm wonder if that was just as beneficial as without the sweetener

    • Hi Doris, one thing to keep in mind when using warm lemon water is that it is for cleansing the liver. It also helps with cravings which are related to our desire for sugar and it helps in making the body more alkaline and balanced. The more alkaline your system the better you can fight disease. When you add Truvia, since it is a sugar substitute it goes through processing and Erythritol crystals are added to it.Here is a link that explains how that is done: What is Erythritol Made From . So drinking water with Truvia adds elements to the water that you really want to get rid of. So your body is dealing with 2 things: the erythritol and the sweet taste of the Truvia which helps keep you addicted to the need for sugar. If you want to get the most benefit from the lemon water, drink it in its most natural state, without any sweetener. Then you’ll have more cleansing power for your liver and you’ll be better able to add alkalinity to your system which is the healthy state you want to be in. And in time your taste buds may eventually change and crave less and less sugar.

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