Did you know that lemon and salt are amazing for your hormones? 🍋 🧂 🤔
Baby, it’s cold outside ❄️ so why wouldn’t you want to start your day off with some warm lemon-salted water while you wait to brew your usual cup of joe or tea?
Beyond just warming you up, your hormones can greatly benefit by starting your day off with warm water enhanced with a slice of lemon & up to 1/4 tsp Celtic Sea salt.
🍋 Lemons help detoxify the liver, and the liver is where we convert hormones, such as thyroid T4 to T3.
And it helps us to excrete excess hormones such as estrogen which can lead to weight gain, sleep and mood issues if it builds up.
🧂 Celtic sea salt promotes better hydration and electrolyte balance which is important for hormone and bodily functions.
Plus the magnesium, sodium & potassium in the salt nourish the adrenal glands which largely produce cortisol and DHEA hormone and also contribute to the production of adrenaline, estrogen & other hormones as well.
Tip: Use grey or white unrefined Celtic sea salt. Stay away from table salt.
💧 Warm or room temp water aids in the absorption of the lemon and salt nutrients into the body in addition to promoting digestive function and bowel movements, which is how we excrete toxins that can impact hormone balance or excess hormones themselves.
Essentially, warm water gives the insides of your body a gentle nudge to get going instead of a cold electric shock to get out of bed – warm water sounds much more pleasing right?
Here’s a quick cheat sheet on what I just mentioned above:
During the craziness of the holidays, we are more likely to forget to drink water throughout the day and we indulge in other activities such as drinking alcohol and coffee and traveling, which dehydrates & robs us of nutrients.
This holiday season, give your hormones a healthy boost first thing with a glass of warm salted lemon water and then aim for drinking 1/2 your bodyweight in ounces daily.
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