Everyone knows that water is key to living a healthy life, but sometimes no taste can get a little boring. Adding lemon to your water does not only add some flavor but also has a lot of benefits for the body.
Try having hot green tea in the morning with some lemon! Lemons contain calcium, vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium. For some people drinking too much lemon water can lead to heartburn, but keep in mind that too much of anything is never good.
So why do I love drinking lemon water so much? Keep reading to find out the advantages of this refreshing drink.
1) Helps Digestion
Lemons contain a lot of acid in them that is really healthy for the digestive system. The acid helps food digest correctly and faster, which allows the digestive system to stay on track.
Some people have really bad indigestion and bloating that can be helped by adding lemons to your water. Lemons reduces the amount of mucus that is produced and dissolves gallstones. Drinking lemon water can help with this by keeping the digestive system regular.
2) Cleanses the Body
Drinking lemon water can help reduce your chance of getting cardiovascular disease. It does this by cleaning out calcium stones and prevents calcium deposits from building up in the arteries.
Lemon water provides your body with hydration, antioxidants, and electrolytes. This helps to detoxify the liver because it ensures the increase in the production of bile. Bile is needed for digestion, it is an enzyme that stimulates the liver.
3) Healthier Immune System
Lemons allow your body to absorb more iron, which is a necessary nutrient for everyone. If you do not have enough iron in your body you will not make enough oxygen red blood cells.
Without these cells, your body can not get enough oxygen to the brain. Lemon water also contains Vitamin C that helps to boost the immune system.
Having a healthy immune system is beneficial because it helps you better fight off the common cold or flu.
4) Better Skin
Antioxidants are substances that can be found in lemons. These antioxidants can help reduce the size of blemishes and wrinkles on the skin. Drinking water that actually has some taste and promotes to clear your skin is a score!
If you have scars or age spots you can apply it to the areas. This will help reduce the appearance because it is detoxifying your blood. The antioxidants flush out the toxins to help your skin glow and look younger.
5) Weight loss
I always hear my mom talking about how lucky I am to be young and have a fast metabolism. She clearly did not know that drinking lemon water can actually help speed anyone’s metabolism up.
This is because lemons contain potassium, and potassium is key for a healthy metabolism. Like I said before lemons also contain Vitamin C, this helps to support the carbohydrate metabolism which prevents cravings.
Who knew that drinking a simple glass of lemon water can change your whole life? Just adding a few glasses into your day can make all the difference, and lead you to a healthier lifestyle. Try incorporating more lemon water into your daily routine.
What advantages have you seen from drinking lemon water?
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What is your ratio of lemon to water please?
Alexis Lee says
I like to add half a lemon! But I would start off with about a quarter then work your way up 🙂