Now that we’ve all consumed more calories than we care to remember it’s time to detox. The holiday season is always way too tempting with a myriad of delicious desserts, decadent chocolates and wonderful aromas tempting us every step of the way. I know that sweets are a huge weakness for me and this Thanksgiving, I definitely indulged way too much! So whenever I binge I try to balance that out by detoxing the next day.
Over the past few years I’ve used water – with a little bit of lemon juice to detox. There are many health benefits to drinking lemon water, weight loss is one. When I was overweight I would start my day off with a glass of room temperature water and the juice of half of a lemon. I remember reading that lemon juice helps the body to regulate its metabolism and sugar absorption; and it also helps improve digestion. Lemon water is great for those that are dieting but in fact lemon juice/lemon water has many other beneficial properties.
Benefits of lemon juice:
- Assists in lowering high blood pressure
- Reduces the amount of phlegm in the body
- Lemon water can ease heartburn, bloating and other digestion problems
- Lemon water cleanses and stimulates the liver and kidneys
- Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear
So needless to say I will be drinking ONLY water to continue my detox and I’ll have a second glass of lemon water before I head to bed for the evening. It feels great to be aware of how what I eat impacts my body and also make conscious choices on improving my health. So if you over-indulged this Thanksgiving don’t beat yourself up, it’s not to late to grab a lemon and some water!
Did you over-indulge this Thanksgiving?
This is a great tip. I’m not aware that lemon has such a myriad of benefits. I’m starting to think that I’m not reading enough. I’m going to try lemon out myself starting today!