The Best Time to Detox

The Best Time to Detox

After a long night’s sleep, you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to go. That’s because your body has done an incredible amount of repairing and rebuilding. It’s also during that time your body has been fasting and depleted of water for quite a few hours.

While it’s important to consume nutrient-rich detoxing foods all day long, it’s super important to get them in the morning for several reasons. The specific mix of warm water and freshly squeezed lemon juice is a powerful start to your day. It’s not just a powerful detoxer, but it’s also a body boosting and balancing the drink.

 

How does lemon and warm water help you detox?

First lemons are packed with vitamin C, which is great for immunity and digestion. It’s also excellent for the skin. While lemon juice is full of antioxidants that can help fight free radicals in the body, it’s also full of other great nutrients like beta-carotene and vitamin E, all of which serve to keep your body function properly [1].

Second, it’s alkalizing in your body. Lemons, although acidic, actually work to alkalize the body and balance it’s acidity. While this may seem trivial, chronic acidosis in the body is not only unhealthy, but long term it can lead to bigger problems, like poor wound healing, scaly skin, and the loss of hair [2]. A simple squeeze of lemon juice in the morning works to alkalize and balance your body first thing.

Third, it revs up your liver for detoxing. The high amount of vitamin C in lemon juice helps promote glutathione in the liver which plays a big role in the liver detoxing the body [3]. The warm water also gets your liver producing bile in the morning by providing it with enough water so it can get to work breaking down fat and mobilizing it when needed and flushing it out of the body.

 

When should I begin my detox routine?

By starting your morning with a big warm glass of lemon water, you’ll not only be supporting your body and liver in some very important detoxifying functions, but you’ll also get things moving in the bathroom. The warm water stimulates peristalsis and gets the digestive track moving toxins out of your body. If coffee usually causes this to happen for you, try using warm lemon water to help move toxic waste from your body.

All of these things can lead to improved health through added nutrients, assistance in detoxing, and the removal of toxins from the body. By starting your day off on the right track, you’re giving it a head start on taking care of itself, and when you start your day with good healthy choices, it’s easier to keep the momentum going throughout the day. Follow up your warm lemon water 30 minutes later with a serving of Detox Organics to keep supporting your body in detoxing throughout the day with 25 superfoods and tons of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Small steps like this add up to a lot of awesome health benefits when done daily!

 

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References: 

[1] Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid). (n.d.). Retrieved June 09, 2017, from http://www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-c-ascorbic-acid

[2] Finlayson, G. R., Smith, J. G., & Moore, M. J. (1964). Effects of chronic acidosis on connective tissue. JAMA, 187(9), 659-662.

[3] Kaplowitz, N. (1981). The importance and regulation of hepatic glutathione. The Yale journal of biology and medicine, 54(6), 497.