You’ve heard it before, but do you do it? Maybe you are not ready and willing to give up your morning cup of coffee, and that is okay, but before you have your coffee, treat your body to a full glass of water. Drinking water first thing in the morning has several benefits. It can help jump start your metabolism for the day (increasing calories burned), it helps you to feel a bit more full (before you scarf down that bowl of sugar-loaded cereal), and it helps you to remove toxins and start your day “cleaner.” For an extra boost, add LEMON to your water and drink it warm. Lemon contains many vitamins and minerals, including a notable amount of Vitamin C (good for your immune system and skin). Hot water and lemon also acts as a natural energizer- in fact, you may notice a longer lasting energy boost than that morning cup of coffee gives you 😉 The lemon also helps to keep our bodies in an alkaline state, making it hard for viruses and bacteria to grow and live inside, and can help to aid digestion naturally. Not to mention- they’re cheap and look cute in a fruit bowl – try adding some more bright yellow to your life!