When it comes to taking better care of yourself, you have probably heard of drinking more water as one of the best things you can do. However, it can be even more helpful to add something to your water. And one of the easiest things to add to your water to enhance its flavor and nutritional value is fresh lemon juice or lemon slices. Just take a look at these different lemon water health benefits.
Vitamin C is Great For Your immune System
Lemons, like oranges, are citrus fruits that contain a lot of healthy vitamin C. When you drink lemon water each day, you are providing your body with an essential vitamin C immune system boost.
To get the maximum immune-boosting effect, make sure you don’t try to peel the lemons. Slice them up and add the slices to your water, peel and all. This will ensure that all the essential nutrients from the lemons transfer to your water for optimal health benefits.
Vitamin C pumps up your immune system, helping you to avoid colds, the flu, and various other illnesses (or at least enabling your body to fight them better if you do get them). Try to drink one or two glasses of lemon water each day to improve your general health.
Lemon Water is Great For Your Skin
Everyone wants healthier-looking skin, right? We spend millions of dollars a year to try to get it. But what if I told you that all you have to do is start drinking a glass or two of lemon water per day?
That vitamin C that you’re getting from the lemons, in addition to the hydration from the water, is going to detox and clear your pores and rid your skin of all those nasty free radicals that damage it. Vitamin C is also helpful in promoting collagen production. This keeps your skin firmer, smoother, and more elastic, .the end result of which is much younger-looking skin.
It Helps You Lose Weight
If you are currently trying to get healthy by losing weight, lemon water is the perfect thing to start with. The flavor you’re adding to your water will help encourage you to drink more of it each day, which is important for weight loss.
Lemon water also contains pectin, which is an important fiber that works as an appetite suppressant by helping you feel fuller longer. Lemon water can even help boost your metabolism, especially if you drink it warm in the morning before you put anything else into your mouth – even your morning coffee!
It Cleanses Your System
One of the top benefits of lemon water is the fact that it can help to cleanse toxins out of your body. In fact, drinking it is one of the easiest and most natural ways to detox your body. Having a tall glass of lemon water every day will really do wonders for your body because lemon water’s atomic structure is similar to your own stomach acids, which tricks your liver into producing more bile. This improves enzyme function and helps keep things moving in and cleaning out your entire digestive system.
best lemon water recipe
It’s best to drink your lemon water warm. Cold lemon water will work too nutritionally, but it may be a shock to your system that you don’t want to experience. Warm lemon water is a much more soothing experience for your body. I know when I first thought about drinking warm lemon water, it didn’t sound very appetizing. But then I started thinking of it as just drinking some warm lemon tea, and that was enough to make it sound less gross.
Here’s one of the best ways to make your lemon water: dilute 1/2 cup of lemon juice into 3 tablespoons of boiling water + the rest cold water in an 8 ounce glass.
How to prevent tooth decay
Because of the acidic nature of lemon water, you’re going to be putting yourself at risk for tooth decay. The same is true if you drink apple cider vinegar and honey mixed with water, which is one of my favorite drinks.
But you can avoid the tooth decay problem by following these simple steps:
- Drink the lemon water through a straw. I know it seems strange to drink something warm through a straw, but it’s really going to help.
- Rinse your mouth with plain water right after you drink the lemon water.
- Don’t brush your teeth for at least 60 minutes after you drink the lemon water and rinse your mouth.
- Use a soft toothbrush, and don’t brush too vigorously.
you have nothing to lose – and a whole lot to gain
I hope by reading this article you’ve learned a few things about why drinking lemon water is important and why you start adding it to your morning routine immediately.
Have you tried drinking it? What’s your experience been? I’d love to hear about it in the comments. And if you have any questions, you can leave those in the comments section, as well. I’ll do my best to answer them.