I make sure to drink 8 ounces of water every morning before I eat anything to give my body a chance wake up and start the detoxifying process. I feel like I am starting my day off hydrated and my organs get a chance to wake up – sometimes I drink more…. But what if I added a shot of olive oil and lemon?
According to Step for Health, taking 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil and Lemon every morning when you wake up helps your body in many ways!
I’ve talked about the health benefits of Olive Oil; it’s an anti-inflammatory, an antioxidant and it’s a healthy fat – monounsaturated. So, taking a tablespoon every morning – on an empty stomach and wait 30 minutes before eating – is another way to give yourself a dose of healthy goodness!
Here is a short summary of the olive oil/lemon juice benefit – you can read more here
- acts as lubrication for the digestive mucous and activates the gallbladder and liver
- protects the heart with anti-inflammatory properties and healthy fatty acids
- may help with joint pain if taken consistently
- detox your body and help you feel more refreshed in the morning.
Every person is different and wouldn’t it be great if you added this routine and it made a difference in how you feel? I want to find out!
I always try to eat as much Olive Oil as I can during the day but taking a tablespoon in the morning would get me a head start.
If you try this, let me know how you feel. I am going to start to do this, I know my body will love it.
Here’s to a healthy life!
Ciao for now,
Hi RoseAnne! I’m like you and drink at least 8 oz. of water first thing in the morning. It’s a great way to start the day! Now I’m curious about the olive oil and lemon….will keep you posted….
Hi Christine! Yes, let me know how it goes! I’m doing it too and it feels great.
Hi RoseAnne! After reading your blog I began drinking at least 8 oz. of water first thing every morning – what a difference it’s made in just waking up in general. Also, both Richard and I are taking a tablespoon of your amazing olive oil with a squeeze of lemon to start our days. We just began this but will keep you posted as well. Thank you for the great tips!
That’s great Tammy! Keep me posted!