The Benefits Of Drinking Lemon Water

Warm lemon water serves as the perfect ‘good morning drink’, as it aids the digestive system and makes the process of eliminating the waste products from the body easier. I drink warm lemon water first thing in the morning when I get up. Besides boosting my immune system because of the high content of Vitamin C, it also helps me have smoother bowel movements.

10 other Benefits include:

  1. Alkalizing effect . Lemon juice helps greatly in balancing our body’s pH levels.

  2. Aids Digestion. Lemon juice flushes out unwanted materials and toxins from the body

  3. Clears Skin. The vitamin C component as well as other antioxidants helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes and it helps to combat free radical damage.

  4. Freshens Breath. Besides fresher breath, lemons have been known to help relieve tooth pain and gingivitis.

  5. Hydrates Your Lymph System. Warm water and lemon juice supports the immune system by hydrating and replacing fluids lost by your body

  6. Aids in Weight Loss. Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings.

  7. Energizes You and Enhances Your Mood. The scent of lemon has mood enhancing and energizing properties that can brighten your mood and help clear your mind. Lemons also help reduce anxiety and depression.

  8. Joint Healing. It helps reduce pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it dissolves uric acid.

  9. Prevents Cancer. Several studies have found that cancer cannot thrive in an environment that is alkaline rich– a substance prevalent in lemon.

  10. Liver Cleansing and Increased Liver Function. Lemons aid the liver to release toxins and helps to produce more enzymes.

To make “basic lemon water,” you just need two ingredients: lemon and filtered water. Simply add the juice of one fresh lemon to glass of warm water. For maximum results DO NOT get those little squeeze bottles of lemon juice!

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