07 Jan Coconut Oil & Lemon Water
Trying to wean your body off coffee? Detox your way to health and happiness? Or reverse the damage of another deliciously overindulgent Christmas? Start your morning with a cup of hot water infused with fresh lemon juice and a spoonful of coconut oil! This simple but highly beneficial detoxifying drink is a great way to get on track with your health goals, whatever your motivations may be.
This tangy concoction will help detox your precious body every day, and best of all, it doesn’t require you to make any ambitious changes to your usual diet. Lemons are citrus fruits but when lemon juice has been fully metabolised and digested by the body, its effect is alkalizing and therefore raises the pH of the body. As nutritionists have suggested, an alkaline body is a healthy body – and while the lemon is aiding pH balance, our delicious coconut oil will be on hand to help flush the body of toxins!
To boost your immune system!
Squeezing the juice from one lemon will provide you with 18.6 milligrams of Vitamin C, helping to make sure that your body is fit to fight off colds and infections! The natural properties of coconut oil, including medium chain fatty acids and monolaurin are also believed to be excellent for boosting immunity.
To promote natural weight loss!
While the lemon juice helps fight off hunger pangs, our coconut friends could help to boost your metabolism and keep your energy levels up! Lemons contain pectin fibre, which is suggested to curb cravings and suppress your appetite! Coconut oil on the other hand, is composed of medium-chain fatty acids, which are transported directly to your liver to be used as energy, instead of being stored as fat. Researchers suggest that by recruiting fat cells and encouraging fat burning our body’s immune system is cranked up a notch and essentially turns into a fabulous fat burning machine!
To encourage healthy digestion!
Studies have shown that the lemon juice in your morning mug can aid digestion as well as gently flush toxins and waste in the digestive tract and help to reduce nasty signs of indigestion such as bloating and heartburn.
To achieve clear and radiant skin!
Coconut oil has been suggested to have both antibacterial and antifungal properties, which is key for maintaining clear skin. It’s also able to penetrate deep into the body tissue due to its small molecular structure, meaning your body will be moisturised from the inside out! Meanwhile the natural properties of lemon will help your skin look hydrated, radiant, and youthful – winning all around!
Find out more of the fantastic benefits of coconut here!