Everyone should add this quick habit to their routine for an immune boosting, sinus healing, detox aiding, digestive kick-starting punch every day because it’s not only antiviral, antibacterial, and contains immune boosting powers, but it can assist your body in so many powerful ways.
How to Simply Add this to Your Routine
By adding this 2-minute routine to your day, you’ll receive a laundry list of health benefits, especially for your sinuses!
Every morning, at least 15-20 minutes before you eat, cut a lemon in half (for people who weigh 160 pounds or less) and put the other half in a container in the refrigerator for tomorrow morning. If you’re over 160 pounds, we recommend using the whole lemon if it’s a small lemon. Note the two sizes of lemons in the picture. Next squeeze the ½ lemon into a cup or glass. Now add about 4 to 6 ounces of warm water (not hot) to the cup.
Now just simply drink. Wow, now that’s easy!
The 12 Powerful Health Benefits of Your New Routine
1). Kick-starts your digestion process. Its properties ignite the liver to produce bile, an acid that is required for digestion. It also helps relieve indigestion, heartburn, and bloating.
2). Detoxification and diuretic. Lemon juice rids certain toxins from the system. High in citric acid, lemons improve enzyme function beneficial to the liver for detoxification. Lemons are high in vitamins and minerals which remove toxins from the digestive tract. They promote urination, which rid unwanted particles from the urinary tract faster.
3). Reduce phlegm and allergies. Lemons have been used for centuries in homeopathy to help reduce phlegm and thin mucus. The high Vitamin C content also reduces allergy severities. If you have a cold, add lemons and ginger to a hot peppermint to loosen congestion.
4). Balance pH. Dr. Ivker’s studies on pH balance have shown the importance of maintaining a slightly alkaline pH, which isn’t friendly to candida and many other conditions. Lemons help to lower acidity and improve alkalinity. Of course eating a diet high in vegetables improves pH. Limiting acidic foods is key to maintaining a healthy pH. An acidic pH is where many diseases get their start.
5). Reduce inflammation from the body. Inflammation is the underlying cause of chronic sinusitis. A sinus sufferer must pull out all of the stops to eliminate inflammation. Lemons not only improve pH alkalinity, but they also remove uric acid in the joints, the main cause of joint inflammation.
6). Less colds, better immunity. High in ascorbic acid (vitamin C), lemons are a powerful immunity builder and viral protector. Add this habit and skip the next cold to sinus infection cycle.
7). Lose weight. The pectin fiber found in lemons help fight hunger cravings, which helps with losing weight.
8). Energy boost: Lemons provide energy once they enter the digestive tract.
9). Improve brain and nerve function: The high potassium aids in improving nerve and brain function.
10). Healthier skin: Lemons detox blood and reduce skin blemishes and wrinkles while maintaining skin radiance.
11). Freshens breath: The antimicrobial properties of lemons help freshen breath and relieve gingivitis.
12). Cut caffeine dependence and effects: Swap out a hot cup of lemon water and peppermint tea (a.m. warm lemon water, plus a hot cup of lemon tea at mid-morning) for one of your coffees and it may help to reduce the number of cups of coffee you have in the day.