Lemon Water. The Morning Boost.

I was in L.A. last month visiting a friend and his kitchen cabinets were pretty bare. Maybe some essential staples like a box of pasta and some expired cereal from last year. However, on his kitchen counter he had a 5lb sack of lemons which he said is a regularly purchased item. He explained how it gives him a morning boost. I tried about a half of lemon, squeezed in water when I woke up, for the duration of the trip. I'm not sure if it was the California climate or the water, but I felt more energized after drinking it.

A few days ago I came across an article stating, "Drinking lemon water as soon as you wake up spikes your energy levels physically and mentally. By improving nutrient absorption in your stomach, it gives you a steady, natural energy buzz that lasts the length of the day. You need to drink it first thing in the morning (on an empty stomach) to ensure full absorption. You should also wait 15-30 minutes after drinking it before eating (perfect time to squeeze in some exercise). Lemons are chock full of nutrients, such as potassium, vitamin C, and antioxidants."

I'm now making this a part of my morning routine. A good and healthy way to start out the day!