by Danielle Huey

A glass of lemon water to start your day could keep the doctor away…

There is a vast amount of health benefits of lemons that have been known for centuries. Lemons are packed with antioxidants and other nutrients such as citric acid, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin C, which all promote immunity and help fight infections. They are also a powerful antibacterial, antiviral and immune-booster. A glass of water with lemon juice is not only inexpensive to make, it can assist with weight loss, improvement in digestive health and skin repair. Also, lemon water can quench your thirst better than any other drink.

Drink lemon water when you first wake up in the morning, and this will help you fully receive the great benefits lemons have to offer. Here are 6 amazing benefits to start off your day with a lemon water beverage.

  1. Aids in Digestion

Consuming a cup of lemon water each morning will help break down waste and flush out toxins in the digestive tract. Lemon juice not only stimulates healthy digestion by loosening toxins in your digestive tract, it provides relief to symptoms of indigestion, constipation bloating, heartburn and other digestive problems. The acid in lemons also encourages your body to process the good nutrients in specific foods to move more slowly.

  1. Rejuvenates Skin

The vitamin C from lemons juice rejuvenates the skin from within your body. The antioxidants found in lemon juice help not only to eliminate blemishes but wrinkles as well. Receiving enough vitamin C from lemon water also keeps the body producing collagen, which is essential in smoothing out lines in the face. Lemon juice can also be directly applied to scars and age spots to minimize their appearance.

  1. Increases Metabolism and Promotes Weight-loss

Lemons contain pectin fiber which assists in fighting hunger cravings, which in the long run can promote weight-loss. Pectin fiber helps you feel full for longer periods of time and helps you eat less. If you are prone to things such as headaches, fatigue, and moodiness, chugging down lemon water can help your body stay hydrated and feeling happy.

  1. Boosts Energy and Enhances Your Mood

Our bodies receive energy from atoms and molecules in food. When negative charge ions that are found in lemons, enter your digestive tract and supplies your body with energy. The scent of lemon also has mood enhancing and energizing properties. The smell of lemon juice can improve your mood and help clear your mind.

  1. Freshens Breath

The antiseptic qualities in lemon juice help eliminate bad breath causing bacteria in the mouth by acting as a disinfectant. Lemons flush away toxins when your liver is overworked and release bad smelling substances to the bloodstream, lungs then in through your mouth. It also helps relieve toothaches and gingivitis. Because the citric acid can erode tooth enamel, either wait to brush your teeth after drinking lemon water or brush your teeth before drinking it.

  1. Improves Your Immune System

Drinking a glass of lemon water which is rich in vitamin C can help boost your immune system. It can it can also assist the body with fighting off colds and the flu. Lemons are also high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve functions and can also help control blood pressure. Lemons also enhance the body’s ability to absorb iron, which is a nutrient for a healthy immune system.


How to Prepare

Squeeze a lemon into a glass of luke-warm water (half of a lemon if you weigh less than 150 pounds and a full lemon if you weigh over 150 pounds) and then drink. Simple as that! It’s also very important to use fresh lemons and refrain from using lemons that are processed and come in bottles or containers.

The benefits of lemon water are endless; it’s one of the most substantial yet simple changes you can make for your health.

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