How you begin your day is a determining factor in how the rest of it goes. Start your day with this cleansing and refreshing boiled lemon drink instead of coffee, and you’ll not only enjoy amazing energy and health benefits, but you’ll also avoid the late morning crash that accompanies coffee consumption. Lemons have been used for centuries to aid digestion and boost metabolism.
Here are a few of the benefits of drinking boiled lemon water, as well as a super-simple recipe to make your own.
Health benefits of lemon water
Despite the fact that lemons are a highly acidic fruit, once they are ingested, they have a very alkalizing effect on your blood pH levels. Studies have repeatedly shown that having a blood pH that is slightly alkaline can prevent many diseases from taking hold, including cancer. This lemon drink also reduces inflammation in the body, a major cause of the lifestyle diseases that plague us.
Boiled lemon water also aids in hydrating your body not only with the water that it contains but also because lemons contain all the electrolytes required for your body to function optimally. Electrolytes are lost quickly when you sweat because of athletic activity, as well as during everyday bodily functions such as urination and water loss through breathing.
And as you will see with the following recipe, boiled lemon water has a synergistic effect when combined with ginger and garlic, making this elixir a powerful antioxidant and blood cleanser, with the additional effect of revving up your metabolism while simultaneously curbing your appetite, making this drink a very effective weight loss aid.
How to make your boiled lemon elixir
Take four organic lemons, approximately 3 inches of peeled ginger root, and 4 cloves of peeled garlic. Wash all the ingredients and cut the lemon into 4 wedges. Next, take the ingredients and place them in a blender or food processor, and blend until it forms a rich paste. Remember that you do not peel the lemons. The peels are a rich source of electrolytes and vitamin C.
Now take the paste and place it in a large saucepan with 2 liters of filtered water. Stir this continually as you bring this to a boil, and then allow it to cool naturally until it is at room temperature. At this point, you will strain it into quart size mason jars and refrigerate for later use.
How to use the elixir
Drink 16 ounces of this upon rising, when your stomach is completely empty. Eat a normal, healthy breakfast, and then take another 16 ounces before eating each meal throughout the day. Aim for three 16 ounce glasses per day for maximum benefits. Since this is a completely natural treatment, there is no danger of taking too much. If you find the taste to be too strong, simply add some honey to sweeten it.
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What to expect
Within several days you will feel markedly “cleaner” inside, as well as lighter on the scale. You may also notice improved bowel elimination and a general feeling of having more energy. After several weeks, you will notice a significant decrease in overall pain, as your bodies inflammation response returns to normal.
Stay with this program, and after having felt the desired effects, it is ok to cut back to 1-2 glasses per day. Consume a bit more if you feel a cold coming on, or if you ate too much rich food over a holiday or weekend. Keep a good supply of this potent drink on hand at all times, and enjoy the benefits of endless clean energy.