Learn the benefits of lemon water and how drinking it helps your skin, digestion, and increases hydration. Is it the first thing you should drink each day?
Starting the day with lemon water is a smart idea. Here's why:
Lemon water aids digestion
Lemon water actually has the power to enhance digestion. It helps break down food, relieves indigestion and heartburn, and eliminates waste.
Lemon water boosts the immune system
Since lemon water contains a decent amount of vitamin C, consuming it first thing allows the body to experience a small boost to the immune system. Drinking warm lemon water allows the vitamin C to be absorbed and provides some benefits which may help keep colds at bay.
Lemon water improves skin
Since we are talking about natural beauty this month, we should note that drinking lemon water is another way to take care of your skin naturally.
Because lemon water effectively enhances digestion and elimination, fewer toxins are built-up, which directly relates to a healthier, clearer complexion.
The best way to drink lemon water?
It is best to drink lemon in warm water. Warm water is easier for the body to absorb and allows the beneficial properties of lemons to be fully utilized.
Simply squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a cup of warm water and you're set. If it's too sour for you, add a little stevia to sweeten.
Because lemon is quite acidic, rinse the mouth with plan water after drinking so the lemon doesn't remain on teeth and break down enamel.
I know you may not wish to replace your morning cup of coffee with lemon water, but the benefits could be worth the sacrifice. And even if you don't want to eliminate coffee entirely, drinking warm letter water first will still provide a number of benefits.
Looking for some variety?
Why not try some fun variations of lemon water such as this 3-ingredient lemon ginger water or this Mint Citrus water recipe.
You can also add lemons to my Detox water recipe (which includes cucumber, mint, and lime)
Lemons are an important ingredient in my Green Juice recipe as well as my hot Garlic Lemonade which is perfect for sipping during a cold or flu.
This is Day 28 in the 31 Days of Natural Beauty Series.
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