Well, why lemons? Basically, they are packed with nutrients like a Christmas gift on steroids. It includes vitamin c, calcium, fiber, b-complex vitamins, magnesium, iron, and potassium. In fact, did you know that lemons contain more potassium that apples or grapes?
How to Make Lemon Water?
Continuously eating lemon by itself is not good for you because it can be damaging on your teeth’s enamel. This is why it’s important to dilute it with water. For those who are 150 lbs. and below, squeeze the juice of a half lemon into a glass of water. For those over 150 lbs., you can use the entire lemon. We’re fond of using Priority Chef Stainless Steel Citrus Squeezer. It just effortlessly squeezes the lemon until the very last drop. But of course, you can dilute the lemon juice according to your personal taste. Though it can work at any temperature, lukewarm water is the best option.
Drink it first thing in the morning and wait for 15 to 30 minutes before eating your breakfast. This will help you get all the amazing benefits of drinking lemon water listed below.
1. Helps Digestion
Lemon juice encourages the flushing of toxins from the gut and digestive tracts, which can also help relieve the indigestion symptoms such as bloating, burping and heartburn.
2. Detoxifies the System
Not only does it cleanse the digestive tracts but also flushes out the toxins from the entire body by stimulating the liver and improving enzyme function.
3. Boosts the Immune System
Lemons are loaded with vitamin c and this vitamin is like our body’s jumper cables. This gives us the extra jolt of protection during stressful days and serves as a “pick-me-up” for our immune system.
4. Incredible Potassium Source
As previously stated, lemons are high in potassium, which is extremely beneficial for our heart, brain and nerve function.
5. Freshens Breath
Due to its acidity, it can cause breakdown and disruption of bacteria in your mouth the causes bad breath. However, because of its citric acid, you need to either brush your teeth before drinking it or hold off from brushing about 1 to 2 hours after
6. Helps in Weight Loss
Since lemon contains pectin fiber, it helps in the fighting off hunger pangs or cravings. This helps you shed off your extra weight
7. Keeps Skin Free from Blemishes
Lemons contain strong antioxidants that help reduce blemishes but also prevents wrinkles. Since it detoxifies your blood, it will help give you an inner glow that your skin will love.
8. Gives an Extra Shot of Energy
Lemon gives you that energy boost that will help decrease anxiety and depression. In fact, just the scent of lemon provides a calming effect on your nervous system.
9. Decreases Inflammation
Acidity in the body promotes inflammation. By regularly drinking lemon water, you will be able to reduce your body’s acidity.
10. Fights off Viral Infection
The most effective way of relieving viral infection such as colds and sore throats is by drinking warm lemon water. Since lemon boosts the immune system, you will be fighting off the infection
11. Aids in Cutting Out Caffeine
If you’ve been trying to cut down or cut off your caffeine intake, you can replace your morning or afternoon coffee with a cup of hot lemon water. It gives you the same effect of picking you up in the morning. But with lemon water, you no longer have to deal with pesky nerves or afternoon crash.