I was introduced to the concept of lemon water sometime last year. It started with tea actually, I squeeze out all the juice in a mug, add a little bit of sugar, hot water and tea bag.
But it was even much more better when I tried with warm water. It was refreshing. When I started having a glass of lemon water almost every morning, I had no idea, absolutely no clue about its health benefits.
Drink it first thing in the morning, and wait 15 to 30 minutes to have breakfast. This will help you fully receive the benefits of lemon water, which are listed below.
Boosts your immune system: Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds. They’re high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure.
Aids in Digestion: Not only does the warm water help to stimulate the GI tract, but the lemons are believed to stimulate and purify the liver. It also helps digestive acids with digestion and elimination.
Alkalizes the Body: If your body is in a chronic pH imbalance, it’s susceptible to disease. Even though lemons seem acidic, they are extremely alkalizing and a great way to ensure your pH balance is where it should be especially if your diet is heavy in meat, cheese and/or alcohol.
Helps Detox: Lemon water is a natural diuretic, which means it helps your body flush liquid and toxins along with it. The citric acid can also help maximize enzymes which stimulates the liver.
Keeps Skin Beautiful: Chronic dehydration can leave skin looking dull, so start your day on the right foot with lemon water. Vitamin C plays a critical role in maintaining healthy skin and the antioxidants can combat ageing factors.
It’s an Energizer: The combination of water and lemon helps to hydrate and oxygenate the blood, leaving you feeling great!
Freshens Breath: Not only this, but it can help relieve tooth pain and gingivitis. The citric acid can erode tooth enamel, so you should monitor this.
Reduces inflammation: If you drink lemon water on a regular basis, it will decrease the acidity in your body, which is where disease states occur. It removes uric acid in your joints, which is one of the main causes of inflammation.