Lemon Water

About two years ago, my wife had a gallbladder attack. It was scary. We though she might be having a heart attack. We were moments from going to the hospital when the pain started to subside.

Of course the night of the attack, we were not sure what was happening to her. The next day, she (though research) figured out that it was a gallbladder attack and not a heart attack. The last thing we wanted to do was get her gallbladder removed. Not only could we not afford that, but we thought it was just a bad idea given our philosophy of health. Instead she decided to handle her problem through nutrition.

There are many things my wife began to do as a result of her attack. One of those was to start her day by drinking 1/2 cup of warm lemon water. I also participated in the daily routine.

At the time I did not  know the amazing health benefits I was getting from this practice. I knew a few basics like it turned on my digestive system, and it helps to lose weight. But beyond that I had no idea what warm lemon water was doing to my body. That was until recently.

My wife found an article listing the amazing benefits from starting your day with lemon water. I will not list all of them here; however, I wanted to list a few of the most important.

1. Lemon water reduces joint pain.

This is particularly beneficial for those of us who workout.

2. Lemon water cleanses blood vessels and arteries.

This is vitally important for optimal health.

3. Lemon water helps to stop heart burn.

It is a common mistake to think that heart burn is a result of too much stomach acid. But just the opposite is true. Heart burn is the result of too little stomach acid. Lemon water provides the stomach with the acid necessary to stop heart burn.

If you have not yet added lemon water to your daily regiment, I highly suggest you start. It’s easy to do and takes under a minute to prepare. I simply mix about a table spoon of organic lemon juice with half a cup of water. Then I microwave it for about 30 seconds. After that, drink and enjoy!

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