Water and lemon: why does the water have to be hot?

Water and lemon are key to your daily health routine.  They deeply cleanse your body  and help you start the day with a smile . Have you ever wondered why it’s best to have lemon juice with hot water rather than cold water, straight from the fridge?

Benefits of Drinking Hot Water

Hot water is a panacea for physical and mental relaxation.

It boosts metabolism, bolsters proper hydration, removes toxins, induces relaxation, and is ideal to relieve congestion.

Take a deep breath

The steam from a cup of hot water, when inhaled, relieves sinus congestion and the resulting headache, thins and loosens phlegm, soothe throat inflammation and irritation.

Relieves bloating

Eat too much? Constipated? Does your belly feel bloated after a hard, stressful day at work? You can relieve intestinal spasms and bloating with a combination of hot water and lemon. It soothes and “massages” tense muscles, by activating the digestive system which, once well hydrated, facilitates intestinal transit and bowel movements.

Combats anxiety and facilitates deep sleep

A research study published in 2019  states that drinking hot water promotes central nervous system growth and has an uplifting effect on mood by reducing anxiety.

Drinking hot water mixed with lemon juice and taking a hot bath before going to bed has a profoundly relaxing effect, and facilitates deep sleep.

Eliminates toxins, for brighter skin

Drinking hot water increases your body temperature, which triggers the endocrine system to eliminate toxins through perspiration. Sweating combats infection and inflammation while boosting hydration, which greatly enhances the elasticity and radiance of your skin.

Activates metabolic and circulatory functions 

Drinking a cup of hot water with lemon makes you feel pleasantly sated, activates the metabolism, and stimulates diuresis, thereby minimizing water retention and facilitating vascular circulation.

We recommend heating the water to approximately 60°, and flavouring it with at least 6 tablespoons of LIMMI lemon juice to get your fill of vitamin C.  Avoid adding sweeteners, but if you really can’t go without, honey is preferable to sugar.

Remember: all herbal teas and infusions are best consumed hot and, if at all possible, should not be re-heated.
If you don’t have time to make them on the spot, store extra servings in a glass container or a thermos.