Health benefits of lemon water

Health benefits of lemon water

 

 

Why you should drink lemon water every day

Although there is no solid research on the health benefits of drinking lemon water and the beneficial information is based on anecdotal evidence.

However, devote lemon water enthusiasts tout these seven changes they attribute to drinking water loaded with lemon slices.

Drinking lemon water keeps you hydrated. According to the Mayo Clinic, there is no set answer on how much water you should drink every day. But, the eight glasses a day rule is a good goal for the average person.

The bottom line, if adding lemon slices to your water helps you drink more water – go for it! Staying hydrated is one of the easiest and kindest things we can do for our body and internal plumbing.

Lemons are a good source of Vitamin C. Working as an antioxidant; Vitamin C will help boost your immune system and protect your cells from free radicals.

 

Lemon water may help reduce weight gain.

The polyphenol antioxidants in lemons may reduce chronic inflammation which can lead to weight gain.

Additionally, research suggests drinking water every day can have a positive effect on weight loss by suppressing your desire to over eat, rev up your metabolism, and help improve your exercise.

The simple act of drinking more water and adding lemon for its health benefits is certainly a win/win on the weight loss front.

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Vitamin C may help keep your skin supple and reduce wrinkles.

Keeping our skin soft and taught as we age will take years off your looks.

We all want to look younger, and squeezing lemon into your water will help your skin glow.

 

Drinking a cup of hot water with lemon juice every morning may help wake up your digestive system and work as a natural laxative.

Replacing just one cup of coffee with hot water and lemon will reduce your caffeine intake and help flush out your system with one little switch.

 

Lemons contain citric acid which makes urine less acidic and may even break up small kidney stones.

This is good news for people who suffer from painful kidney stones.

Sipping a daily glass of water with lemon slices could help prevent dealing with the issue altogether.

 

The good news is drinking lemon water may help you with some health benefits listed here.

 

The ultimate goal is to drink more water and stay hydrated. If a squeeze or slice of lemon helps you reach that goal, so much the better.

The happy side benefit is that lemon water can add antioxidants, Vitamin C, and citric acid to your diet.

About The Author

Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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