I have another hydration hack for you that I’m super excited to share.
Problem: You know a glass of lemon water is one of the best things for you first thing in the morning but you don’t have the time, energy, or brain function to cut and squeeze a lemon before your coffee. You’ve also tried pre-cutting the lemons and storing the slices in the fridge, but they never stay good long enough so you ended up tossing them anyway.
Sound familiar? Good, glad it’s not just me.
Solution: Lemon ice cubes! This has been a total game changer for me. I buy 6 lemons, squeeze them, pour the juice into my old baby food puree silicone molds (I get about 16 small ice cubes from 6 lemons), and pop them into the freezer overnight. Then voila! The first thing I do every morning is grab a glass of warm water, pop in an ice cube, it melts and cools the while I’m going to the bathroom, and then I’ve got myself a refreshing glass of lemon H2O with absolutely no effort at all. I drink this while the coffee is brewing, and it’s magical.
I’m not a nutritionist, doctor, or health expert, but I’d like to note the actual change I feel, personally in my body, now that I have a daily glass of room-temp lemon water. I know it’s waking up and energizing my system and flushing out the crud. The only way I can attempt to describe it is that I am going to the bathroom twice as often and I’m not drinking any more than I used to. The only thing I’ve changed about my morning routine is adding the lemon. Now I pee 3-4 times by 10AM, whereas I used to only go about 2 times by then. And I’m normally a well-hydrated person! So something is definitely different, besides the fact that I just feel good in a way that I can’t explain and my skin has never been better.
Based on my basic knowledge around hydration and lemon water, what I understand is that my body doesn’t have to use up as much h2o to replenish and wake-up from the previous night because it’s using nutrients differently, resulting in faster digestion. I’ve actually often wondered why I didn’t go to the bathroom more since I drink a lot of water. I assumed I had large bladder, but in reality, perhaps it was that my body needed to use more of the water to get my body going every day.
The power of water, fresh food, and the human body is amazing! Right? So next time you’re at the grocery store, grab a handful of lemons and try making lemon ice cubes. Let me know what you think! I hope it’s the life hack you’ve been needing in your life.
Wishing you a well-hydrated, healthy day.
- 7 Reasons to Start Your Day With Lemon Water: Cleveland Clinic
- 7 Ways Your Body Benefits from Lemon Water: Healthline
- What Happens To Your Body When You Drink Lemon Water Every Day: Eat This, Not That!