The first step to having gorgeous skin, hair and nails is to have great digestion. Even if you eat a healthy diet, your body can't absorb and utilise the nutrients in your food as well as it should, unless your digestion is working efficiently.
A lovely ritual to maximise digestion is to begin your day with the juice of half a lemon and a cup of warm water. It is such a simple and yet effective way to prepare your body to digest your most important meal of the day, breakfast.
Lemon water benefits your skin and body in so many ways:
- It helps your liver eliminate toxins, which helps keep skin clearer and smoother.
- Lemons are high in vitamin C, an important anti-oxidant and a vital nutrient for the production of our anti-wrinkle fibre, collagen.
- They're a great source of phosphorus (required for a healthy nervous system, brain repair and to improve your memory).
- Lemons also contain sodium to help eliminate wastes, cleanse our lymphatic system and prevent hardened arteries and arthritis.
Lemon juice works by keeping your skin acidic, which your skin loves but nasty bacteria hate. Lemons also act as a natural antiseptic and the juice can be used to 'dab' on pimples or any other minor skin infections.
Article courtesy of Janine Tait Group