3 Reasons Why Melissa Wood-Tepperberg Starts Her Day With Hot Lemon Water

Melissa Wood-Tepperberg.<p>Ivan Apfel/Getty Images</p>
Melissa Wood-Tepperberg.

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Wellness leader Melissa Wood-Tepperberg is full of great health and lifestyle advice, and luckily for her 1.1 million Instagram and 116,000 TikTok followers, the 40-year-old is constantly posting what she learns and practices.

Her latest healthy habit is nothing revolutionary, but it‘s a simple tactic that allows her to create some routine each morning in addition to providing health benefits. The MWH founder shared that she starts her day with a glass of hot water infused with lemon juice.

“My secret to a healthier day: starting each morning with my favorite hot water and lemon blend! From boosting my digestion to giving my skin that extra glow, this simple ritual works wonders for me,” she captioned the Oct. 31 video. “Try it out and feel the magic! 🍋💫.”

Health benefits of warm lemon water

The mom of two, who shares her kids Elanor and Benjamin with husband Noah Tepperberg, listed the benefits of the simple drink:

  1. Aids digestion

  2. Promotes skin health

  3. Boosts hydration

The 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie, who decided to go alcohol-free four years ago, was photographed by Yu Tsai in the Dominican Republic for her magazine feature this year.

“What you put in your body is equally as important as the thoughts that you’re thinking and the food that you’re eating,” she said while on location, and added that when trying new products, her main goal is to look for “clean” and “nontoxic” items.

The Syracuse, N.Y. native is also a fan of supplements for brain health, calmness and energy boosting. Read about her four favorites here.

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