Perfectly Practical #147 - Warm Water in the Morning

Every morning I have a glass of water then a cup full of warm water with apple cider vinegar and a slice of lemon.

I know some of you are probably gagging on that last little revelation there but it's true and actually, I don't think it tastes too bad - but then again, I'll consume just about anything.

I hear you asking "Why?  For the love of all caffeinated breakfast beverages, WHY would you drink that swill?"

One word:  guts.

No, not that it takes guts to drink the vinegar/lemon/water concoction but that it's good for your guts.

Even if there was nothing else but the warm water, it would still be good for my guts to drink it.

While you are asleep, your body is hard at work trying to repair and rebuild and replenish and renew itself.  It's also gathering up toxins that have built up over the course of the previous day and gets them ready to expel.

Upon waking, if you have a cup of warm water it not only hydrates but also gently lets your innards know that you are ready to start the day...uh hem...with a clean slate so to speak.

Cold water shocks the system and stops at your stomach to get warmed up before moving through your system whereas warm water goes straight through.

The lemon adds flavor to the water as well as some immunity boosting Vitamin C and as for the apple cider vinegar, it is great for digestion.

If getting healthier is part of your plan for 2013, then try a small change in the morning and have a cup of warm water...with or without the lemon and vinegar.

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  1. Would a splash of bottled lemon juice work? I have water and ACV already on hand.

    1. Yes ma'am. I prefer fresh lemons if I have them on hand but I keep dried lemons and bottled lemon juice for the times when I don't.

  2. Sounds interesting, I always thought cold water gets your metabolism moving, but may have to try this one.

    1. I have heard that as well since your body needs to bring it up to temperature first before letting go on through your system thus burning a few calories. This though, is to help clear your system for a fresh start to the day. A grapefruit will kick start your metabolism as well. :) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. this is funny because warm water with lemon slices in it is my new favorite nightly drink--I wonder if it matters much when you consume it for the benefits?

    1. I'm sure the benefits are the benefits no matter what time of day Ms. Nicole. :) In the morning, it acts as sort of a reboot of sorts and I guess at night, it is a gentle way to shut down.

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