Looking for a morning health boost? Try hot water with lemon. Health experts say the acidity of the lemons improves digestion. Lemons contain antioxidants, which can protect against disease, said Dr. Jonny Bowden, a nutritionist and health author.
Bowden recommends squeezing about half of a lemon into a cup of hot water.
For an added boost, Bowden infuses his lemon water with small pieces of fresh ginger. He puts it in the fridge overnight for the next morning.
Acidic drinks can be hard on tooth enamel, so be sure to rinse with plain water after drinking the lemon water.
— By Alison Bowen, Chicago Tribune