looking for a morning health boost and canít stand the taste
of apple cider vinegar, try hot water with lemon.
experts say the acidity of the lemons improves digestion.
contain potent antioxidants, which can also protect against
disease, says Dr. Jonny Bowden, a nutritionist and health
very alkalizing for the system," said the Woodland Hills,
Calif.-based Bowden, whose books include "Smart Fat"
and "The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth." Having a
healthy alkaline balance helps fight germs.
calls himself a "nutrition myth buster" but said
this is one myth heís not busting, adding that "no one
ever was harmed by drinking more water, especially first thing
in the morning."
health tip doesnít take much time to incorporate into your
morning routine. Bowden recommends squeezing about half of a
lemon into a cup of hot water, but you can decide on the
amount of fresh lemon juice depending on your taste buds, he
hot versus cold water? Both have the same health benefits, but
hot water warms up the vocal cords and soothes the throat,
added boost, Bowden infuses his lemon water with small pieces
of fresh ginger. He puts it in the fridge overnight and drinks
it the next morning.
it in the morning helps get the digestive juices flowing, he
drinks can be hard on tooth enamel, so make sure to rinse with
plain water right after drinking the lemon water. Also, the
Mayo Clinic recommends waiting 30 minutes before brushing your
teeth after consuming an acidic drink.