Tip of the Week (3/5/13): Drink Warm Lemon Water First Thing in the Morning

Why warm?
Warm water serves to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis (the waves of muscle contractions within the intestinal walls that keep things moving)

Why lemon?
– Helps purify and stimulate the liver, liquefies bile while inhibiting excess bile flow, causes the liver to produces more enzymes
– Aids digestion (its atomic composition is similar to saliva and the hydrochloric acid of digestive juices.)
– High in potassium. (Potassium is an important mineral that works with sodium for smooth electrical transmission in the brain and nervous system. Plus depression, anxiety, fogginess, and forgetfulness can often be traced to low potassium blood levels…. so it’s nice to start the morning less foggy headed)
– Alkalizing effect in the body as it is buffered. The higher or more alkaline your pH, the more resistant you are to minor and major disease.

This sip’s for you!

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For more water talk, go here http://mostlycrunch.com/2012/06/04/drink-your-water-just-do-it/

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