DETOX EVERY MORNING
Warm water with lemon for a good start to the day
Before you tackle everything else in the morning, you can give your body
with a lukewarm glass of water with freshly squeezed lemon.
to get off to a good start.
Ayurvedic teachings believe that a glass of lukewarm water with the juice of a fresh lemon (1/4 lemon is enough) gives the body the best possible start. Drunk immediately after getting up, it helps the body to support the elimination and detoxification phase.
Classical orthodox medicine is critical of the concept of detox and argues that a healthy body is capable of independently breaking down harmful substances that have built up in the body.
Polluting substances can also be components of industrially processed foods such as preservatives and flavor enhancers, pesticides and herbicides that we ingest with our food, and chemicals from personal care products, detergents or cleaning agents that are preferentially deposited in the intestines.
However, orthodox medicine and Ayurveda can agree on the following benefits of lukewarm water with lemon in the morning: Water is very important for all bodily functions and the taste of lemon makes it easier for many to drink the water with greater pleasure.
The natural vitamin C of lemon helps the body balance in many ways and also curbs cravings. In particularly stressful times, when we can use all the support we can get, it is a good idea to take a zinc tablet or capsule with the lemon water.
This essential trace element, which plays a key role in human metabolism, we can also take with some foods. This is sometimes difficult in hectic times and it is during these times that the risk of catching a cold is greater than usual.
Since evidence-based studies show that taking zinc within 24 hours of the onset of a cold in healthy people greatly reduces its symptoms and the length of the cold, you can start with lemon and zinc every morning with a double serving of wellness.
Our body shows us best what is good for us and what is not. If we listen to him with a little more mindfulness, we will see if he asks for it after a few days and it does him good.
The millennia of experience of Ayurvedic medicine can be very easily integrated into daily life in this way and is far more pleasant and inexpensive than elaborate detox programs of exclusive spas.