One thing I have been doing a lot of lately, is waking up super early. With all of the many blessings that have come with me obtaining Target, comes a lot of early mornings, and late nights. It is imperative for me to stay energized throughout the day. I find myself drinking lemon water a lot these days and for good reason. Lemon water has so many great benefits, and I am loving the results!
Here are the top benefits of drinking lemon water!
1. Brain Boost
Yes! Lemons actually help your brain function. The potassium found in lemons increases the functionality of your brain. Foods rich in potassium give you a clear mind, and allow you to perform at your best.
2. Weight Loss
Who doesn’t want to shed a few pounds? The lemon in water, helps you feel more full,than just drinking water, so you are less likely to binge on breakfast. Lemon also contains pectin fiber. Pectin fiber helps stop hunger cravings.
3. Healthy immune system
Being a business owner, the last thing I can afford to do is get sick! Lemon juice contains loads of vitamin c, which helps to fight against sickness and stress.
4. Keeps your skin clear
I’m out and about a lot and run into a lot of people! Keeping my skin clear,and appearance on point is not only important to me, but to my brand. Lemons are great for skin in general. The antioxidants in lemons help fight against acne, wrinkles, and can be applied directly to age spots and scarring, to help fade them, and even out your appearance.
5. System cleanse
If you are looking for a good cleanse, lemon is perfect. Lemons help get rid of any toxins in your system, and gives your body an overall cleanse!
Turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence.
Many high quality studies show that it has major benefits for your body and brain.
Here are the top 10 evidence-based health benefits of turmeric.
1. Turmeric Contains Bioactive Compounds With Powerful Medicinal Properties
Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color.
It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb.
Recently, science has started to back up what the Indians have known for a long time… it really does contain compounds with medicinal properties (1).
These compounds are called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin.
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
However, the curcumin content of turmeric is not that high… it’s around 3%, by weight (2).
Most of the studies on this herb are using turmeric extracts that contain mostly curcumin itself, with dosages usually exceeding 1 gram per day. It would be very difficult to reach these levels just using the turmeric spice in your foods.
Therefore, if you want to experience the full effects, then you need to take an extract that contains significant amounts of curcumin.
Unfortunately, curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. It helps to consume black pepper with it, which contains piperine… a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2000% (3).
I personally prefer to swallow a few whole peppercorns along with my curcumin supplement, in order to enhance absorption.
Curcumin is also fat soluble, so it may be a good idea to take it with a fatty meal.