Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Cup of Miracles~

A Cup of Warm Water and the Juice of Half a Lemon~:)
I call this my " Cup of Miracles ".....helps start the day on a hydrated note, which helps prevent dehydration and adrenal fatigue. When your body is dehydrated, (adrenal fatigue) it can't perform all of it's proper functions, which leads to toxic buildup, stress, constipation, and the list goes on. Your adrenals are two small glands located on top of your kidneys, and along with your thyroid, create energy. They also secrete important hormones, including aldosterone. Aldosterone is a hormone secreted by your adrenals that regulates water levels and the concentration of minerals, like sodium, in your body, helping you stay hydrated. Your adrenals are also responsible for regulating your stress response. So, the bottom line is that you really don't want to encourage a deep state of dehydration!
One simple action in your morning routine can bring you .....
A Strong Immune System
Lemons are high in Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is a must for fighting colds and potassium stimulates brain & nerve function and helps control blood pressure.
A Balanced pH
Yes, sitting on your counter they are acidic, but inside our bodies they're alkaline (the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolized). As we all know ( or should ) an alkaline body is really the key to good health.
Helps with weight loss
Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster and keep it off in a more stabilized manner.
Better digestion activity
The warm water serves to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis—the activity of muscle contractions within the intestinal walls that keep things moving. Lemons and limes are also high in minerals and vitamins and help loosen toxins in the digestive tract.

Serves as a gentle, natural diuretic
Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials because lemons increase the rate of urination in the body. Toxins are released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.
Clear skin
The vitamin C helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well. ( who doesn't want a few less wrinkles :)
Hydrates the lymph system
Bea Rigsby-Kunz
Sage Hill Farms
Culinary Herbalist


1 comment:

Jane Carroll said...

Haven't done this in a while and I really should. I do drink water with lemon or lime throughout the day. It's so refreshing!