Start Your Mornings with Hot Lemon Water!
Drinking hot water with lemon– also known as a camarillo— is an age-old health tip. Hot lemon water is detoxifying and anti-microbial, and it also aids digestion while helping improve adrenal and kidney function. Modern science suggests that drinking a camarillo after a meal can help prevent the body from absorbing too much fat– thus it is an ideal drink to help you mitigate the impact of over-indulgence.
In the Ayurvedic tradition, drinking hot lemon water first thing in the morning helps kick-start digestion and metabolism. It also helps eliminate bloating. According to Wellness Mama, because the liver is extremely active during sleep (sleep is the liver’s time to regenerate) “drinking enough water, especially in the morning, helps make sure that the body can perform these jobs most effectively. There is even some evidence that lemon juice can help stimulate proper stomach acid production”.
Hot lemon also travels well and is easy to make (plus, it’s low-cost, and you’re guaranteed to find the ingredients you need in your local market). Most of the GC staff drinks hot lemon water daily, as some studies suggest it can help manage stress while the Vitamin C found in the lemon helps support collagen production. We love green juices as much as the next person, but in a world this fast-paced, sometimes it’s nice to stick with old traditions.
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