10 Reasons To Start Your Day With Lemon Water
Updated: Jan 15
1. Stronger Immune System
Lemons are a rich source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to increase white blood cell production which attack bacteria and viruses.
2. Reduces Inflammation
Outside of the body lemon is acidic, but when metabolized it becomes alkaline. This helps to decrease the acidity in your body and remove uric acid from joints.
3. Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
According to research, an increased intake of Vitamin C reduces the risk of death due to cardiovascular disease by 70%.
4. Sharper Brain Function
5. Improved Digestion
Lemon juice helps the liver to produce bile, an important chemical needed in digestion.
6. Helps Lose Weight
Lemons are high in pectin fibre which helps to fight hunger cravings. Also, according to research, the polyphenols found in lemon juice reduces body fat accumulation which significantly reduced weight gain.
7. Improved Hydration
Adding lemon juice to water enhances the flavour which encourages you to drink more water.
8. Radiant Skin
Vitamin C helps reduce wrinkles and blemishes by purging toxins from the blood.
9. Boosts Energy Levels
Because lemon juice aids digestion, improves circulation and provides many other valuable nutrients, you will experience more energy.
10. Fresher Breath
The strong antibacterial properties in lemon juice neutralizes odours.
HOW TO MAKE LEMON WATER
To make lemon water, simply squeeze half a lemon in 8oz of tepid water and enjoy. Wait approximately 20 minutes before eating. Be sure to use a straw as the acidic nature of lemons outside of the body can erode the tooth enamel. Take care of yourself and I'll see you in the next one.