Recently I have been waking up, and trying to drink at least some water before getting going. Drinking at least 8 ounces of water first thing (before coffee) in the morning helps me feel hydrated, and aids in the wake up process. Some mornings though, my stomach will either be a little sore if our food was spicy the night before, or I will have a little heartburn. Drinking water also helps all of that flush out of my system a bit quicker. I have discovered that when adding cranberry and lemon to my water, it helps calm whatever is going on inside my stomach. I wanted to learn a little bit more about why, so I started to do a little research. Most websites state the same thing, but I found these articles on WebMD that gave the benefits of cranberries and lemon juice. Now, I know the health benefits on the cranberry page are for raw/dried cranberries. But when you find your 100% cranberry juice, with zero artificial additives you can read what the nutrition label has to offer. Below are a few points on why medical professionals are saying it’s good to drink lemon-cranberry water if not every day, at least every now and then.
Water- 1 1/2 cups
Cranberry Juice-1/2 cup
Lemon Juice- 1/4 cup
(Remember these are just a few benefits listed below! Check out the websites!)
Lemon Water Benefits
- Has antioxidants called bioflavonoids
- Used for fighting common cold, (H1N1) swine flu, etc..
- Used for an upset stomach from vomiting during pregnancy, or upset stomach in general
- Helps with kidney stones
- Aids in digestion
- Cranberries are a superfood
- Anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects
- Lowers blood pressure
- Improves eyesight
- Improves the function of blood vessels
Reference the websites below for more info, these are where my notes came from today.
Here are the articles, and I hope you give this a try! The taste is not sweet, AT ALL. BUT, is very refreshing (and can attempt to do all of the wonderful things above).
So get it going, you fearfully and wonderfully made human.
Enjoy this Wednesday, and take it easy. ☀️☀️☀️