I am always looking for easy ways to incorporate healthy things into my daily routine. My days are usually very busy, and I tend to forget to take the time to incorporate healthy habits into my day. That is why I was very excited to learn that something as simple as drinking lemon water in the morning can have some real positive impacts on your health. Here are my favorite surprising health benefits of drinking lemon water.
1. It Aides With Digestion
The citric acid in the lemon helps your body with producing the gastric juices that break down your food. It also helps your body release toxins by stimulating the liver. Lemon helps to alleviate common digestion issues like heartburn, bloating, and gas. It can also help keep you regular.
2. It Gives a Boost to your Immune System
I am notorious for getting sick anytime I am around another sick person. My immune system just cannot handle it. Although I take vitamins daily, I am always looking for an extra boost to my immune system. Thankfully lemons are an excellent source of vitamin c. Couple that vitamin c with lemon's ability to help your body flush out toxins, and you've got one powerful drink for the immune system.
3. It Helps Calm Inflammation
We now know that inflammation within the body is the cause of a lot of disease from arthritis to alzheimer's disease. Eating a diet high in carbohydrates and sugar has an inflammatory effect on the body. Which is where drinking lemon water can help. When you drink it on a regular basis it can help lower the acidity of your body, which helps stave off disease. Plus it also helps reduce uric acid in your body, which is an acid that causes joint pain and can even lead to gout. Another exciting benefit is that studies show that cancer has trouble taking hold in an alkaline environment which is what your body becomes when you lower the acidity in your body.
4. It Helps Improve the Health of Your Mouth
Because of lemon's anti-inflammatory effects plus its high concentration of vitamin c, it is helpful in preventing gingivitis. Plus lemons smell great making it a better choice for the breath than the usual morning cup of coffee.
5. It Makes Your Skin Look Great
The high concentration of vitamin c is a boost to your skin and helps keep it looking radiant. It can even help reduce wrinkles and damage from free radicals. Plus it is known to help with acne. This goes back to lemon's ability to make the body more alkaline. When you body loses its acidity it will curb the production of some acne causing bacterias.
6. It Can Help You Lose Weight
Lemons can help curb your hunger cravings throughout the day. It contains a fiber that helps keep you full longer.
Can you believe that something as simple as lemon water has all those positive effects! The only downside that I was able to find is that lemon can be tough on the enamel of your teeth. Be sure that you drink the lemon juice with plenty of water to dilute it. Many people also recommend to brush your teeth before you drink it instead of after. Also, be sure to use fresh lemons and not the lemon juice you can buy in a container at the grocery store. Fresh is always the way to go. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze half the lemon into your water. Let us know if you decide to give this health trend a try. We'd love to hear if you experience any of these awesome health benefits.