lemon water is alkalising on the body
As many of you may know, I encourage you to start every day with a glass of lemon water - rather than a coffee!!
On my yoga detox retreats we always kick-start the day with a glass of lemon water before yoga.
Although lemons are acidic - contain citric acid - they are alkalising for the body!
The combination of the high alkaline minerals lemons contain (calcium, potassium, magnesium) and the low sugar content, means that once inside the body, they have an alkalising effect on the body (whereas a cup of coffee has a highly acidic effect on the body! I know, I know... the smell of coffee in the morning....Sorry, but it's true...to start your day with a cup of coffee is not good for you!)
coffee is highly acidic for the body
In addition to being alkalising, lemon water has many other positive side effects:
Globe-trotting nomad, yogini, holistic therapist, cat lover who, after 20 years of traveling the world, has finally laid down roots in the magical mountains of Monchique - Portugal's 'upper Algarve'.