Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Wonders of Warm Lemon Water

It's been awhile since I've shared anything health related with you, so today I want to do just that!
As many of you know, I'm planning to start a career in the health & fitness industry. I'm so stoked about it and lately, I've been exploring a lot of different health/fitness options in effort to broaden my knowledge.

What good is knowledge if I don't get to share it with someone?! That's where YOU come in :) I want to share a health tip that I've been using the past 2 weeks.

It's pretty simple....
Are you ready?

Drink a glass of warm lemon water every morning.
Sounds pretty gross, doesn't it? I thought so, too when I read about it for the first time on Lauren Conrad's blog. But honestly, it's not as bad as you'd think! And the wonders that it's done for me are mind boggling. But my mind is boggled pretty easily...just saying.


Pro #1: It really helps your skin!

I've been struggling with acne ever since I started wearing MAC make up. I recently made the switch to Bare Minerals, which you can read about here. It has been a miracle for my skin. So my acne is under control thanks to Bare Minerals...and now, thanks to this wonderful lemon water concoction, my skin has a natural glow to it. Lemons are loaded with vitamin C and they help rejuvenate your skin from the inside out. Hello CHEAP anti-aging remedy! My grandma even made a comment this past weekend that my skin looked really good!

Pro #2: It boosts your energy level!

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I am by no means a morning person. BY NO MEANS. I have such a hard time waking up and getting out of bed. It's miserable. But once I'm up and I drink my glass of lemon water, I get a burst of energy & feel refreshed. It's not the same feeling that coffee gives you. No jitters/shakes, no smelly coffee breath and NO crashing at 2 P.M. The energized feeling lasts throughout the entire day. Lemons hydrate and oxygenate your body, which in turn makes you feel revitalized.

Pro #3: It helps your stomach!

This may be a little TMI, but I'm just being real...drinking warm lemon water every morning really keeps things moving in your insides...if you know what I mean. In other words, it keeps you regular/cleansed. It also aids in digestion and keeps you from feeling bloated.
....................................................................

There are many other pros to drinking lemon water, but these are the 3 that have directly impacted me the last 2 weeks.

So what I do:

I fill a glass with about 14 ounces of warm water. 
(I use room temperature water)
I squeeze the juice form 1/2 of a lemon into the glass of water.
I drink the water.

Yep, that's it! And in case you're wondering, I still drink a smoothie and a cup of coffee every morning as well. I don't think I'll ever be able to give up my coffee. EVER! I just love the smell, the taste, the warmth...okay, enough about my coffee addiction.

A little disclaimer: the lemon water is not as enjoyable as latte from Starbucks, far from it actually.
But trust me...it will do wonders for your skin, energy level & stomach!

So what are you waiting for? DRINK UP
:)

source

46 comments:

Nora Spaulding said...

I am certainly going to try this and see if I glow as you do now.. I was planning on switching to BareMinerals so thanks for reminding me!:)

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

You've sold me ! Especially the skin part since I have the skin of a 13 year old girl ! I know lemon can keep your metabolism going I've heard, so really now I just need to add lemons to my grocery list :) Thanks for sharing girl !

Natalie | Mrs. Janney | said...

I'm sold! Although I don't have any fresh lemons, so lemon juice will have to do. I'm going through a phase of being really bad about drinking water so hopefully this will help up my hydration.

Sadie Dear said...

I should try this. Like, tomorrow. For real. I just need some lemons- but now I am really intrigued and want to head right to the grocery store to buy some!

McKae @ kaes corner design said...

I'm sold! I'm totally trying this in the morning.

JanM ♥ said...

This is really interesting!

xo,
janmiguel.blogspot.com

Hollie Ann said...

i have been wanting to try this! no kidding..i am buying some lemons manana!

i need all the help with keepin things regular.. TMI ;)

Michelle P said...

I definitely need to have more! I love lemon water, so it shouldn't be too hard

Jamie said...

Thanks for sharing! I will definitely have to try this!!

Annie said...

Might have to try this one Jess - I LOVE anything lemon, so I would probably actually like it :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Veronica and Daniel said...

Just put lemons on my grocery list :) Cant wait to try this!

Meg Cady said...

Interesting!!!
I put sliced lemon wedges in my waterbottle that I sip on through out the day!
I will have to throw some in some hot water in the morning because all those things it helps with are on my need improvement list!!

XO

Katie said...

i keep reading about lemon water - I need to do it!

mlalex84 said...

I love this! can't wait to try it :)

P.S. I miss your week without words posts! And, are you still doing the 52 in 2012? I tried to keep up with your list while doing mine but I can't find yours anymore. Love your blog!!!

-Misty

Carly said...

Trying it today! We have a huge lemon tree in front of our place, so I ran out and picked a bunch this morning. You're right, it doesnt taste bad!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

k8te said...

i just recently found out about this too! i've been doing it for the last 2 weeks and really feel good about it so far! :)

GingerPeachT said...

I've been doing this for awhile, however it was hard getting into a habit daily. It did help me to be more regular. lol My skin didn't feel any different sadly, but i'm glad its working for you!

Sarah said...

This sounds awesome actually. I just got a Keurig so I can do that too.

BTW I appreciate you talking about your skin. I didnt have acne until about 2 years ago right before I turned 21 and even then it wasnt to bad because of my birth control. I stopped taking it because I hated how it made me feel and now my skin is terrible. I'd be interested in reading a post about how you keep your acne at bay. I dont know what else to do!

Sara Kent said...

this is awesome! I had no idea there were so many benefits to drinking lemon water...thanks!

I will be picking up some lemons this week! :)

Laura said...

I agree--lemon water is amazing! I like to enjoy it in the evening before bed...when I'm feeling snacky. It usually does the trick!

Samantha said...

Definitely trying this! I love lemon in a glass of cold water, but have never tried it with warm water. I'm all about glowing skin, and regularity!

I couldn't give coffee up either...it's why I get out of bed in the morning.

J and A said...

I have been doing this for month, i love it! It was recommended to be by my naturopath! :)

Tawnya Illes said...

I am trying this tomorrow morning!! Sounds awesome and super easy!! Thanks for sharing! :) I will still be having my morning coffee too though. Can't give that up either! Have a great day! :)

kimberrleigh said...

I usually drink lemon water every day, but it's never warm. I'm all about the ice cold water, since they say it helps speed your metabolism to warm it up enough to digest it or something like that.

<3
kimberrleigh.com

Jami @ Somewhat Domesticated said...

Lemons added to the grocery list. Thanks for sharing, can't wait to try this out!

Michelle said...

This is the 2nd or 3rd post I've seen about lemon water in the past week...I think I just might need to try it :)

Elizabeth Sawchak said...

Thank you SO much for sharing this! Had my first glass this morning and went to the store today to buy more lemons! I could never give up my coffee though either ;)

Have a great day!
Elizabeth
http://fearlessandfrugal.blogspot.com/

Jayme and Mendi said...

Hey there! Question for you...does the water have to be warm? I drink water every morning and usually like adding lime to my water but it has to be cold. I despise warm drinks. Will cold water work too?

Thanks!
Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

As soon as I get to work, I bring a mug of hot lemon water and a glass of room temp water to my desk. :-)

runningnonstop.com said...

Thanks for the tip! Hope to see a difference soon. Tried it this morning, but def not 14oz! Only about 8oz, but it wasn't all that bad!

Laura said...

Fabulous idea. Gotta get on that!

Lauren said...

I am going to have to try this! Do you drink the lemon water before or after your coffee?

morganvsmorgan said...

Ooooh, this is awesome. May have to start doing this!

Beverly said...

so funny friend b/c when I read the title of your post, I totes thought about my bestie, Lauren! She loves her lemon water and preaches that it does work wonders as you say!! Great tips and facts!! Lemons are amazing b/c I also just read lemon juice helps get rid of darkspots. True story!!

Love it... love you!

xo,
Bev

Rebecca Abbey said...

Ok, my hubs and I must try this!! One question...like several others, I enjoy lemons in cold water....so I'm curious too....is the warm water key or does the temp. matter??? I have a Keurig too so if it has to be warm, that will be my go-to. Thanks for the tip!

Shannon said...

This is so interesting. Thanks for sharing.

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

Suzanna said...

I tried this out today! I'm excited about the skin benefits :)

Anna said...

i can't wait to try this, thanks!!!

Janna Bogert said...

I have been hearing SO much about Lemon Water. I have drank it a few times this week and am trying to make it a part of my routine. I can't wait to see/feel results ;)

Kristen @ Confessions of a GDS said...

I've been very interested in trying this out. I guess the first step is stocking up on the lemons! I would love for my skin to glow like yours! xo

Amber said...

A fellow Blogger included you in their Link Love type post this weekend, and I had to stop by!

I am always looking for ways to improve my health AND drink more water (aiming for a gallon a day, and I HATE water). I read this took on Lauren's blog, and keep a bottle of fresh lemon juice at work for this purpose. May have to add it to my first jug tomorrow morning... thanks for the reminder!

wilkinssolutions said...

Commercial Fitness equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, bikes and custom strength equipment. You can find our nearest provider for Fitness equipment orlando.

Alexander Coder said...

This was a good suggestion that you put up here...dude…..hope that it benefits all the ones who land up here. 

Gym and Fitness Equipment

sisara smarts said...

thanks for the advice. btw can we use lime juice as a substitute., coz its hard to find lemon around my place.

uchiha manga said...


you want to loss weight fast read more information here

and for more information about Lemon water lose weight

gloria benanti said...

Thanks for the nice post. Your post just made my day. It was very useful for me. Keep sharing such ideas in the future as well.This is a nice post in an interesting line of content.
Become Ordained Online

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Pin It button on image hover