I drink coffee almost everyday. Recently, I decided to switch it up, and opt for a healthier morning drink, by drinking hot lemon water with ginger. Sure, it’s not as tasty as a White Mocha, but, the benefits certainly outweigh any cup of Joe.
A natural cleanse, lemon water with ginger works wonders for the skin. Check out the other benefits (via LiveStrong):
Drinking enough water is important to keep you hydrated so that your organs and systems function properly. It is also important for your looks, as some of the signs of dehydration are sagging, drawn skin and brittle hair and nails. According to the Mayo Clinic, there is no one perfect formula for deciding how much water you need, but the basic “8 by 8″ rule—8 ounces of water, eight times a day—is a good rule of thumb.
Lemon juice contains high levels of potassium and vitamin C. A strong antioxidant, lemon juice is also a mild diuretic, so adding lemons to your drinking water can help support your liver and kidneys in their natural job of flushing out toxins.
Fresh ginger contains something called gingerol, which possesses anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and aids in healthy cellular activity in the gastrointestinal tract.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1/2 inch knob of ginger sliced thinly or grated
- cup of hot water
Simply pour boiling water over the ginger, let steep for about 5mins then add lemon juice.
I’ve been doing it for 6 days so far.
Even if you can’t see yourself giving up coffee for a few days, you can still implement drinking lemon water in your morning routine, before the coffee. Are you up for the challenge?