Why celebrities drink lemon and ginger water every morning

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Celebrities from Kendall Jenner to Gwyneth Paltrow swear by lemon and ginger steeped in hot water as a healthy drink first thing to wake up the system, rehydrate and help to clean out your liver. Whatever the purported health benefits, it certainly won’t do you any harm. It also temporarily ruins your palate for anything sweet making you less likely to tuck into cereal with added sugar.


Juice and zest of half a lemon
2 tablespoons organic honey (not runny honey or a blend, you need the good stuff)
1 inch piece fresh ginger, sliced – no need to peel it


1. Fill a glass with boiling water. Add all the ingredients. Leave to steep for 3 to 5 minutes before drinking.


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