LEMONS: Powerful Digestive Tonic to Kick Off Your Day

By: Lindsay Chandler, PCOS Food Advocate

What we eat and drink has a HUGE impact on our hormones.

Lemons are a simple, nourishing fruit with incredible healing properties to balance your hormones.

Drinking hot water and lemon juice first thing in the morning is a powerful digestive tonic and a great way to jump-start your day.

This warming beverage hydrates and detoxifies the body, lubricating the digestive tract and flushing out toxins from the day before.

Warm water itself is extremely nourishing, especially first thing in the morning. The lemon gives an added boost of Vitamin C that helps keep your skin glowing and immune system rocking.

Lemons also help regulate glucose levels and may even improve insulin resistance. Though they are naturally acidic, they become alkaline when digested helping maintain your bodies’ PH balance.

Take this time to nourish yourself first thing in the morning!

It makes it SO much easier to stay energized throughout the day, make good food choices and avoid afternoon crashes or late night sugar cravings.

Here are some other simple, yummy ways to incorporate lemon into your diet:

  • Squeeze lemon over cooked greens or veggies — this will help with iron absorption, SO important for vegetarians.
  • Keep frozen cubes of lemon juice in your freezer to add to soups, stews or hot water.
  • Add sliced lemons to the roasting pan of chicken or fish.
  • Juice fresh lemons for dressings or marinades.
  • Add a squeeze of fresh lemon to sautéed apples, cinnamon, and coconut oil. YUM!

As we make dietary changes to heal from the symptoms of PCOS, we begin to notice how certain foods affect us more and more.

We develop confidence in our choices and a greater understanding of what to bring in and leave out. It gets easier over time — we begin to enjoy food, eating, and our bodies SO much more.

You deserve it ALL!

 

Next Steps

Becoming victorious over the symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is not easy, but you can overcome your PCOS symptoms to live the life you deserve.

It takes strength, courage, and perseverance. It can be challenging and that’s why Insulite Health created this website. It's has information and resources that will help you balance your hormones and reverse PCOS symptoms.

So take these next steps now! Use the links below to learn how to make the changes that will transform your health and your life forever.

  1. Read more about PCOS. Search our 1300 page PCOS library.
  2. Join our Facebook Group right now!  Pose your questions to this group of like-minded women and get the support you need.
  3. Take the PCOS Quiz! Get your PCOS score and assess your risk.  
  4. Learn more about the Insulite 5-Element PCOS Solution

 

Insulite Health, is committed to helping women reverse their symptoms of hormone imbalance. Scientific research has revealed that this imbalance can be a primary cause of many devastating health symptoms. Hormone Imbalance can also underlie the increased risk factors for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) - a major source of serious diseases as well as cause of excess weight gain, adult acne, unwanted facial hair, depression, anxiety, and heartbreaking female infertility.

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