Lemon Water with Himalayan Salt

At the beginning of this year, a group of friends and I went on a mission to better ourselves everyday. We read a book “Own the Day, Own Your Life” by Aubrey Marcus. In it he discusses many topics including diet, exercise, free time, sexual health, vitamins, etc. One topic that stood out to me was a morning cocktail he drank every morning. This required 3 ingredients – water, lemon, himalayan salt. At first, I was quite skeptical about this. What could this possibly do for me? Even you? But after reading his explanation and doing some research I decided to give it a try. The only thing I saw were mostly benefits from this.

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This is what I use.

  • 12 oz. water(remmended to use filtered water at room temperature)
  • 1/2 to 1/4 lemon depending on size
  • 1/4 teaspoonful pink himalayan salt

So what are the benefits? There is actually quite a long list. The main one for me being rehydration. As we sleep, we obviously continue breathing. Unless you have sleep apnea, like me. While we sleep we lose water through the vapors from respiration and perspiration. If you get a solid night of sleep, that means you are going roughly 7 hours or more with no fluids. If you wear multiple layers of clothing or use blankets, it may add to your sweating. Headaches, moodiness, irritability, anxiety, fatigue, and short term memory loss are some effects you may experience from dehydration.

While we lose water when we sleep, we also lose electrolytes and minerals. Minerals are important for normal body processes involving muscles, organs, and brain. This is where the himalayan salt in this cocktail comes in to play. Himalayan salt is different from your average table salt in that it is not refined and stripped of its minerals. It contains 84 trace minerals which makes it so nourishing.

The lemon, while also providing many health benefits, adds a bit of flavor to the cocktail.

Some of the other health benefits that this concoction provides include:

  • reduces muscle pain and cramping
  • improves sleep
  • aids in digestion
  • balances our body’s pH
  • boosts your immune system
  • helps with weight loss
  • improves skin
  • useful during allergy season

**To learn more about the benefits click on one of the links listed in the resources.

Things to look out for:
  • The salt content may be too much for some people and cause upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • You are consuming salt, which can affect blood pressure

Before trying out this morning cocktail, I suggest speaking to your doctor about it especially if you have heart problems, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal problems, diabetes, or kidney problems.


Again, this is just part of my daily routine that I would like to share. I am not a nutritionist nor do I claim to be. I have been drinking this for the past 7 months and have not suffered any ill effects from it. Like everything else though, results vary from person to person. If this is something you feel you may benefit from, give it a try.

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