The preparation is very simple: squeeze the lemon juice and add it to a cup of warm water, sweeten with a teaspoon of honey or Maple syrup and the detox remedy is ready to drink in the morning as soon as you wake up.
Wait about half an hour before having breakfast. Use this detox remedy on a cyclical basis, for example for 7/10 days a month or even for slightly longer periods, at the beginning of a weight loss diet.
You could start with the juice of half a lemon and then work your way up to a whole lemon. The drink should never be prepared in advance; in fact, lemon juice must be taken immediately after squeezing it.
Why does lemon water help you lose weight?
Lemon has strong diuretic properties that favor the detoxification process and weight loss; it helps the metabolism to function properly, correcting any imbalance and plays an important role in digestive functions. Thanks to the wealth of pectin, it also helps to contain the appetite and to purify in case of food excesses.
Warm water, added to lemon juice, stimulates the work of the gastrointestinal system and facilitates digestion, creating an alkaline environment and thus promoting the well-being of the whole organism. According to several observations, people who follow a more alkaline diet lose weight more quickly.
Finally, a surprise: lukewarm water with lemon juice stimulates intestinal peristalsis, favoring evacuation. Lemon juice is recognized as astringent, which it actually has, and it is sometimes mistakenly thought that lemon water may not be a suitable remedy for people suffering from constipation, but this is not the case.
The action of warm water, together with lemon juice, in the morning, as soon as you wake up, helps to unblock even the laziest intestines.
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Lose weight with the right breakfast, after water and lemon
Obviously, however, to lose weight it is not enough to take lukewarm water with lemon juice in the morning. This detox remedy must be placed in a broader context, which involves the carrying out of adequate physical activity according to their health conditions and age and a diet suitable for the specific case.
If, in fact, half an hour after drinking lukewarm water with lemon juice you go to the bar for breakfast with cappuccino and brioche, most of the potential result will probably be nullified.
An example of a breakfast that helps this detox remedy perform its slimming function?
A jar of plain yogurt with three or four chopped strawberries and 30 grams of naturally puffed kamut.
> Yogurt promotes the exchange of bile and balances cholesterol. It is a food with a high satiety index; it also promotes the development of the intestinal bacterial flora.
> Kamut is one of the richest cereals from a nutritional point of view and helps ensure the right boost of energy we need in the morning.
> Strawberries are low in calories, purifying and very rich in minerals. They also have a very pleasant taste, a quality that should not be underestimated; a breakfast that gratifies the palate helps, in fact, to overcome the temptation to resort to other greedy foods, but too rich in calories.
Obviously, if it is not strawberry season, choose another fruit, for example kiwi, grapes or apples, all detox foods that favor the body's natural purification process and are also indicated in diets for weight loss.