If you're looking for a way to get your morning started the best way possible, the answer may begin with a lemon.

Researchers say that if you start your morning with a warm cup of water with lemon slices and lemon juice, it can have many benefits. First of all it's packed with vitamin C and potassium, so its good for your immune system as well as brain and heart function, according to msn.com.

Then there's the fact that it will help cleanse the liver, loosen up phlegm and helps to freshen your breath. The experts suggest you have the lemon water a half hour before you eat your breakfast.

So before you give in to that craving for the wonderful feeling of the first sip of morning coffee, keep in mind just how much better the start of your day could be if you reach for a lemon first.