Lemons have long been known for their medicinal properties and this little cocktail of warm water and lemon, first thing in the morning, will get your whole body moving in the right direction. Lemon calms the stomach (helps with nausea) as well as gets bile moving in the liver which means that elimination will be better. The warm water helps to hydrate and to calm. This cocktail will also help to prevent nasty gallstones and a stagnant liver. Why is that so important? Well the liver is our most powerful detoxification organ and if it gets clogged, our body’s ability to detox is compromised.
If you know of anyone who suffers from constipation this little cocktail will help. In addition to this, I also recommend taking 1-2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil with a squeeze of lemon in the morning and 300-400mg of magnesium glycinate or citrate before bed to get things moving and have better bowel movements.