Have you ever thought of drinking lemon and water in the morning?
If you are feeling sluggish in the morning, that could mean that your liver is congested and needs a little help to do its job.
Lemons are considered a liver supporting food by enhancing the function of your liver in the production of bile. It is through this function that your body detoxifies excess estrogens and other toxins.
In order to contract your bile, fat in the diet is required. So think about adding these good fats:
- olive oil,
- eggs or
- coconut oil to your meals.
Bile is also responsible for disinfecting the colon. Lemons help to rinse the stagnant bile through the intestines. This helps with the health of your digestive tract and decreases toxic bile.
You can do this by adding 1-2 tsp. of lemon juice to 8 ounces of water every morning upon waking.
If you suffer from congestion, lemons are great mucous thinners and also helps with your stomach's production of hydrochloric acid.
Lemons are also a good source of vitamin C which acts as an antioxidant by fighting inflammation in your body.
If you suffer from joint pain, you may find it decreased by adding this protocol every morning. A former client of mine had this exact experience.
There are many ways to add lemon to your diet. My sister-in-law married into the Greek culture and lemon is a popular ingredient in many dishes. Lemons go onto roasted potatoes, stuffed vine leaves and salads.
Lemons have a low glycemic index. If you are sensitive to blood sugar spikes, lemons should be good food for you to add to your menu plan.
Here is a breakfast idea to which you can add your lemon juice:
Avocado on Toast with Egg and Lemon
1-2 slices of sourdough bread (sourdough rye, or spelt bread, Ezekiel bread)
1 soft boiled egg (or a scrambled egg)
½ avocado mashed
lemon juice (1 tsp.)
sea salt to taste
1.Soft boil the egg in a small sauce pan with boiling water for no more than 4-5 minutes. Add some vinegar to the water to help soften the shell.
2. Drain the egg and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking. Set aside to cool.
3. Toast the bread slice.
4. Mash 1/2 of the avocado and spread onto the toast
5. Squeeze some lemon juice on top to aid digestion
6. Peel the egg and slice on top of the avocado and (if using a scrambled egg, it is easy to spread on toast)
7. Sprinkle with sea salt.
Enjoy one serving.