10 benefits of drinking lemon water first thing in the morning

Adapted from an article by Claire C. For the full article see: http://www.espritsciencemetaphysiques.com/eau-citronnee-tiede-matin.html Start your day by drinking a glass of water to which you have added some squeezed lemon juice. Here’s why… Hydration. For those who find water boring, lemon can be a tasty addition. Constipation. If you have a sluggish digestive system, lemon water could be what you need. In general citrus is a digestive aid. Urinary tract infections. If you have a urinary tract infection and want to cure it naturally or to find a way to prevent it happening, lemon water can help. Lemon helps to change the pH balance in the urinary tract. Bad breath. There is no way to avoid morning breath, but lemon and water can fight bacteria in the mouth, and therefore reduce the risk of bad breath. Weight loss. There are many theories as to why lemon can aid weight loss (including the natural fibre from pectin in lemons). Although there is no definite proof of this, we do know that there are no more...
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7 strategies for weight loss success

Keep track of everything you eat – you may be surprised how much you consume without even thinking about it. Weigh yourself only once each week – ensure that this is at the same time of day and on the same scales. Don’t be obsessed, losing half to two pounds each week is normal. The fit of your clothes is a much better indication of your progress. Lose weight with a friend – a supportive buddy will strengthen your resolve. Do exercise which you enjoy – if you exercise as well as changing your eating habits, you should lose weight quicker and tone your body at the same time. Forget fad diets – there is no magic solution to weight loss. A healthy food plan which does not leave you feeling hungry and allows an occasional treat will easier to commit to in the long term. Watch out for weekends – plan for occasional splurges by eating a little less during the week. You will...
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