Lemon water isn’t just incredibly refreshing and better for you than any soft drink, it also powers up our bodies with vitamins, minerals, and trace elements that are vital to good, lasting health. It’s a great energy booster and hydrates us first thing in the morning when we need it most.
We hear a lot about the benefits of drinking lemon water, but what can we expect it to change about our health?
1. Lemon water powers up your morning with electrolytes.
I bet most of you wake up in the morning and have a cup of coffee. I’m guilty of this myself so don’t feel too bad about it. But did you know that a cup of coffee after warm lemon water is even better? Lemon contains hydrating electrolytes in the form of calcium, magnesium, and calcium. It’ll get your day started the right way.
2. Lemon water helps keep joints healthy.
Lemons are able to reduce joint and muscle pain as well as keep your joints healthier.
3. Lemon water improves digestion.
I tend to eat a lot of fiber first thing in the morning. It keeps me full well into the afternoon. In order to make sure fiber doesn’t get stuck in your bowels, you need to drink plenty of fluids with it. Lemon water is perfect for this. Lemons contain citric acid which stimulates production of digestive enzymes.
4. Lemon water improves liver function.
As we just mentioned, lemon water stimulates the production of digestive enzymes which helps the liver do its job and not need to work so hard.
5. Lemon water prevents respiratory infections.
If you get an infection, it helps you get rid of it faster. Warm lemon water will help soothe sore throat and tonsil inflammation and is loaded with vitamin C, helping you fight off unwanted infections.
6. Lemon water helps regulate your bowel movements.
It’s good to be regular.
7. Lemon water speeds up weight loss.
What’s the sure fire way to lose weight? Diet and exercise. There are little things that can help though. Lemon water is loaded with antioxidants and can boost your metabolism.
8. Lemon water cleanses the blood.
Those antioxidants help neutralize free radicals that may be floating around in your blood. In the end, your cardiovascular system will be healthier.
9. Lemon water relieves heartburn.
It seems a bit counterintuitive but a glass of lemon water can help relieve heartburn. We recommend about a teaspoon of lemon juice per 8 oz glass of water. You don’t want to make your stomach too acidic.