There are SO many Lemon Water Health Benefits that if you drink it regularly it could be Life Changing.
Everyone should be drinking lemon water daily!
I cannot express enough how beneficial to your health (as well as easy and inexpensive!) it is to drink room temperature lemon water each and every morning.
When I get up in the morning the first thing I do is get my pint glass out, slice a lemon in half, and squeeze the juice into a full glass of water (room temperature is best!). Consuming it immediately. It will take at least a week of doing this every morning before you start seeing the lemon water health benefits outlined below. I must mention that despite lemon water having some dental benefits it can hurt your tooth enamel. To prevent this I drink the lemon water with a straw and then brush my teeth afterwards.
LEMON WATER HEALTH BENEFITS
DETOX AND CLEANSE YOUR BODY
Lemon water is one of the BEST ways to detox and cleanse your body due to effectiveness combined with low cost and ease of regular use. Lemon juice encourages the liver to excrete toxins and is best consumed first thing in the morning when your body is in its natural cleansing state.
HELPS DIGESTIVE ISSUES
I’m going to be blunt here….. Anyone use coffee in the morning to not only wake their body but wake their bowels?? I can tell you from first hand experience that lemon water first thing in the morning can make your mornings quite “regular.” 🙂 Lemon helps the intestines with the waste disposal process from the body and helps prevent constipation, diarrhea, bloating and more. Lemon juice works as a cleaning agent in the liver and helps produce the bile liquid needed for the digestion process.
GOOD FOR YOUR TEETH (What?!)
As most people know, lemons can be damaging to your tooth enamel. To prevent this I use a straw to drink lemon water in the morning and do a quick brush on my teeth (not gums) afterwards. BUT…. Lemon water can possibly aid with tooth aches and help with bleeding gums. I suffer from bleeding gums on occasion which is why I try to only brush the lemon off my teeth and not my gums. There’s no way to guarantee I’m leaving any lemon on my gums but I want to make sure I protect my enamel!
HEALTHY AND RADIANT SKIN (and hair!)
As with all citrus fruits, lemons are high in Vitamin C and some B Vitamins as well. These vitamins combined with the antioxidants in lemons help clean the body and aid in the appearance of hair and skin.
ASSISTS WITH WEIGHT LOSS
Lemon water can help detoxify the body and also get your bowels moving in the morning. When the body is free of toxins you crave the “bad stuff” less often (such as sugars and carbs). It is very important to drink the room temperature water first thing in the morning before consuming any food to see these kind of results (with weight loss and regular bowel movements).
INCREASES ENERGY LEVELS (and decrease anxiety and depression)
Despite being an acid, when digested lemon juice turns from an acid to a base. This causes an increase in energy levels which in turn will benefit anxiety and depression. The benefits from weight loss and regular bowel movements will also help with your energy level.
ALKALIZES THE BODY
The lemon juice in particular is a great cleanser and purifier of blood, liver and kidney’s. Lemon juice (although acidic in nature) is anionic and therefore produces an alkalizing effect on the body.
IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOST
Lemons have lots of Vitamin C which helps your immune system keep colds and flu at bay.
Drinking lemon water regularly helps the heart function properly due to the combination of the minerals in lemons. Potassium, calcium and magnesium all play an important role in controlling blood pressure.