When Life Hands you Lemons...
Updated: Jan 22, 2019
Put them in your water
Do you put lemons in your water? If not, you may want to start. PLUS it flavors that plain, boring water with a little zest too. Improve the flavor while improving your health.
While drinking unflavored plain water is great for you, why not improve the benefits of it by adding a little citrus zing to it as well?
Lemons are one of the healthiest foods we can eat. They are rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants, nutrients that are key for helping our body function at its best.
Here’s why you may want to add in some lemon juice to your next water bottle or cup of hot water.
Although lemons are acidic, they have an alkalizing effect on the body when you drink their juice. Disease can come from inflammation in the body which is caused by acidity. So, if you include more alkalizing foods you can eat the better can reduce inflammation and reduce your risk of diet-related diseases.
Lemons contain nutrients that can help with the digestive system to keep you regular. This will help you to have regular “movements” and reduce that horrible bloating you can get from having an unhappy digestive system or loss of the good gut bacteria we all need.
CAN HELP WITH CLEARING SKIN
When digestion and inflammation are improved your body heals from the inside helping the outside get back that GLOW
BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Lemons contain both vitamin E and vitamin C, two anti-oxidants that help support a stronger immune system.
Lemons also contain magnesium and potassium, two things that help support brain function. Proper hydration is also key for keeping up those energy levels. Who doesn’t want more pep in their step?
Research says that drinking lemon water in the morning can help you maintain a healthy weight. Dehydration can lead to slowing your metabolism as well as constipation. When properly hydrated you can improve your overall well being and support a healthier weight.