Model Karolina Kurkova had time between shows and shoots to post this cute video on Instagram, in which the leggy lady prepares her morning drink: hot water with lemon.
“What do you guys like to drink in the AM?” she asks. “Here’s my favorite... #hotwaterandlemon #clearskin #balancepH #boostimmunesystem.”
Karolina’s hashtags lay it all out, explaining the caffeine-free starter’s reported health and beauty benefits. Let’s break them down:
1. Clear Skin
Thanks to massive quantities of Vitamin C, a little lemon in the morning helps to neutralize free radicals -- a.k.a. what causes your skin to age. (A single lemon offers almost two times the daily recommended dose.) It also helps to purge toxins, which benefits the skin’s complexion.
2. Balanced pH
While pucker-worthy lemon tastes like one of the most acidic foods out there, it’s actually surprisingly alkaline, thus helping to balance out acid levels in the body.
3. Boosted Immune System
Vitamin C to the rescue again! Daily intake of the vitamin best known to prevent illness means lemons are a simple addition to your arsenal for warding off sickness.
Lauren Conrad is also a fan according to a post on laurenconrad.com. “It hydrates and oxygenates the body so it feels revitalized and refreshed,” she explains of the sipper’s energizing qualities.
So tomorrow morning, try Karolina’s AM ritual and let us know how you feel on Facebook!