When I wake up in the morning the first thing I do is drink a large cup of hot water (around 37°C).
♥ Helps your body cleanse itself
♥ Flushes out the kidneys
♥ Prepares your stomach for food
♥ Helps bowels move more regularly and naturally (add 3 tbsp of olive oil to your water if you are constipated and remember magnesium as well, every day!)
In my experience if I start my day off right, light and lovely, it’s much easier to make the healthiest best choices in food for myself the rest of the day.
Very often I next manually squeeze the juice out of one lemon or lime and drink up quickly with 2 tablespoons of organic olive oil or hempseed oil (olive oil tastes better though). Remember to rinse well your teeth afterwards!
And some mornings I drink organic carrot juice or beetroot juice with freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice and olive oil (I use a straw). See below why ..
♥ Lemons are alkaline for your body. It has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster and maintain good weight.
♥ Lemons are high in vitamin-C, great for fighting colds for example. Also high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function and helps to control blood pressure.
♥ Lemons help us flush out unwanted materials, encouraging the liver to produce bile which is an acid that is required for digestion. Efficient digestion reduces heartburn and constipation.
♥ Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings.
♥ Lemon juice and the warm water freshens your breath.
♥ The vitamin-C in lemons helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well.
♥ Lemons increase the rate of urination, which helps purify the body. (Toxins released at a faster rate).
With my breakfast I take acidophilus and turmeric (about turmeric).
If I wake up with a cold or a sore throat I put 1 teaspoon of cold pressed organic coconut oil into my warm water and 3 drops of peppermint essential oil (organic and food grade). Coconut oil has anti viral, fungal and bacterial properties. The essential oils are all more or less anti bacterial, viral and fungal. I also use them as a perfume.