As of the past month, well sporadically throughout my adult life, I have been on a health kick. I have been exercising or practicing Yoga at least 5 times a week. My boyfriend and I have eliminated all refined sugars, are cutting down on processed foods, drastically reduced our fried food intake and have incorporated more greens and vegetables into ALL of our meals. So in our research we came across the benefits of adding lemon to your water. This information was supported by my personal trainer who swears by drinking a glass of Lemon Cayenne water to kick start his mornings and prior to every meal. Lemons are cheap as hell and I drink water by the gallon anyway so what did I have to lose by trying it out?
I have a lovely infographic created by PostiveMed.com to share, but I just want to share my personal experience.
My body has responded remarkably to lemon water. As someone who has suffered with digestion issues and adult acne, its has improved these conditions by at least 85% in a period of 2 weeks. During the first week I used the bathroom a lot more, but it was very apparent toxins were being removed from my system. For the first time since college I have gone 2 weeks without a pimple. My boyfriend has commented repeatedly how clear my skin is. That in itself is amazing considering I spent so much money and time on skin care regimes in attempt to calm my temperamental skin.I also am not as bloated as I was and I definitely have more energy despite an rather unforgiving schedule.
I seriously recommend trying it for two weeks. Be careful though when ordering lemon water at restaurants. Reports are surfacing that restaurant lemons can carry bacteria due to improper handling and failure to discard unused lemons in a timely fashion.
Is this part of your regimen? I would love to hear how your body responds to this super cheap addition to your diet.