So you want to be like Jennifer Aniston? Here’s the thing: I do, too. And after reading her recent interview on the lifestyle website Well + Good, I’m pretty convinced I could do it. “Usually when I wake up, I’ll make my standard cup of hot water with a slice of lemon in there.” Okay, sure. Nothing fancy or alienating about that. Jen: She’s just like us! Aniston’s lemon diet is pretty famous in celebrity circles. In fact, many people have tried this detox diet since Aniston starting radiating a healthy glow.
Jennifer Aniston’s lemon diet came into vogue a few years back. After Jennifer Aniston quit smoking, caffeine and all aerated drinks, she decided to go on a detox diet. The lemon diet was the most perfect choice for her. According to the ‘Friends’ star, lemon juice is the greatest way to get rid of toxins and waste from your body. It also helps flush out fats and cellulite. Yes, please!
Drinking hot water with lemon– also known as a camarillo— is an age-old health tip. Hot lemon water is detoxifying and anti-microbial, and it also aids digestion while helping improve adrenal and kidney function.
Modern science suggests that drinking a Camarillo after a meal can help prevent the body from absorbing too much fat– thus it is an ideal drink to help you mitigate the impact of over-indulgence.
In the Ayurvedic tradition, drinking hot lemon water first thing in the morning helps kick-start digestion and metabolism. It also helps eliminate bloating.
According to Wellness Mama, because the liver is extremely active during sleep (sleep is the liver’s time to regenerate) “drinking enough water, especially in the morning, helps make sure that the body can perform these jobs most effectively. There is even some evidence that lemon juice can help stimulate proper stomach acid production”.
Hot lemon also travels well and is easy to make (plus, it’s low-cost, and you’re guaranteed to find the ingredients you need in your local market).
I drink hot lemon water daily, as some studies suggest it can help manage stress while the Vitamin C found in the lemon helps support collagen production (and you absorb more Vitamin C when you consume it in the morning). I find it the perfect way to start my day.
Other celebrity fans of drinking lemon water in the morning? Gisele Bündchen, Beyonce, Miranda Kerr, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Lauren Conrad. Now that’s good company!
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