If you’ve read the previous Beauty posts, you know how much I love Lemon and how often I consume it.
I delivered our second child 3 weeks ago and since then taking fiber and protein rich diet. It helps a lot with recovery and breastfeeding. I’ve also been drinking this lemon turmeric warm water every morning that helps a lot with digestion and weight loss.
In my last pregnancy, I put 24 pounds and in this pregnancy I put a whopping 30 pounds. Since the delivery, I lost 18 pounds. I’m not trying any weight loss diet and the goal is to eat clean and shed off the extra weight by my 6 months postpartum.
Benefits of Lemon and Turmeric:
First of all, drinking warm water first thing in the morning helps a lot with weight loss. Adding lemon to it helps with digestion and rehydration.
Turmeric protects the body from bacteria, viruses, inflammation, and radiation. When adding both the goodness (lemon and turmeric) into the warm water gives your a health boost every morning. Again, Indian recipes do call for turmeric majority of the time. That might be give you enough dose of turmeric. But I’d still love to include turmeric in my morning warm water.
You don’t have to go crazy on the water though. Start with a glass of warm water with lemon and turmeric every morning on the empty stomach.
Wash the whole lemon and freeze it overnight. Next morning, grate the frozen lemon using grater and store back again in the freezer.
Every morning combine 1/3 teaspoon of turmeric and 1 teaspoon of grated lemon into the warm water and enjoy. The water is not bitter at all and smells just like turmeric (as expected). I don’t add honey to the water. But you’re welcome to add some if you find the water difficult to consume.