At Iron Fit in San Antonio, TX, clients are concerned about all issues that make their lifestyle better. One of the latest trends is to drink a glass of warm lemon water and pink Himalayan Sea salt every morning to get a healthier start of the day. Is this trend beneficial? Are there any dangers to doing it? There are a number of different recipes, with some recommending four cups of warm water, 2 teaspoons of Himalayan pink salt, but the recipe found most often mixes 1/4 teaspoon of pink Himalayan Sea salt with 1 1/2 cups of warm water or room temperature filtered water then add the juice of ½ medium lemon.
One of the benefits is aid in balancing the body’s pH, but there are more.
The lemon juice has an alkalizing effect on the body, while aiding in nutrient and water absorption by cleansing the colon and providing minerals necessary for the task. The lemon is anti-inflammatory, which can help in a lot of areas, from reducing inflammation of the joints, to preventing heart disease. One study found this drink may be beneficial for people with osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis.
This drink may help you during allergy season.
While it’s not been proven, some find this home remedy good for allergies and believe that the combination of lemon and salt in warm water acts as an antihistamine. Since one lemon provides almost 140% of your DV for vitamin C, the juice from half a lemon provides 70%, boosting your immune system. This blend has also been used for years, especially at spas, to help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Who shouldn’t use this drink?
No matter how healthy pink Himalayan salt is still salt, even if it has additional minerals. If you’re on a low sodium diet, this drink isn’t for you! Too much can cause problems with muscle spasms, weakness, confusion and even seizures. It can cause irregular heartbeat, vomiting, nausea and a rise in blood pressure. Excess consumption should be avoided no matter who you are. If you have diabetes, kidney problems, high blood pressure, edema, heart issues or IBS, avoid this drink completely.
- The drink is also known as a colon flush or liver detox. The mineral content, vitamin C and extra fiber has a laxative effect on the body and can get your bowels moving in as little as 30 minutes. However, its excess consumption can cause vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration.
- The lemon water may help break up oxalate kidney stones. It’s the citrate in the lemon water that breaks up the stones and dissolves them. Drinking extra water in the morning can help avoid all kidney stones.
- Drinking this mixture every morning may help you feel fuller for longer. That can be an aid for weight loss. It also may help control blood sugar levels from the fiber in the lemon juice, which can improve insulin intake.
- The vitamin C in the lemon is necessary to produce glutathione. It plays an important role in detoxing the liver. It has antiseptic properties that also benefit the liver.
For more information, contact us today at Iron Fit San Antonio