Water is the single most important nutrient required for our bodies’ overall health and wellness. Aside from quenching your thirst and keeping you hydrated, water also generates energy, regulates your body’s temperature, provides oxygen for your heart and lungs, and also aids in digestion and other metabolic functions. Yes, water is great for you, but what about LEMON water?
Adding fresh lemon juice and a few slices to your water gives you the added benefit of well…lemon. Lemons are high in vitamin c, which will provide strength for your immune system and will help fight off infection. Lemons also are considered a blood purifier, will lower your body temperature, treat kidney stones, and will cleanse your stomach. This is just the beginning! Lemons are also high in flavonoids, which contain antioxidants and other cancer-fighting properties. Some of the other vitamins found in lemons are Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, folate, iron, potassium, calcium, and magnesium, and these are just a few, not the complete list. Incorporating lemon into your diet will help prevent diabetes, constipation, high blood pressure, and will keep your skin, hair and teeth strong, healthy, and beautiful. Sliced lemon over some ice water can help you drink MORE water throughout the day because,let’s face it, water alone can get boring. Liven up your taste buds with some citrus and that H2o instantly has some flavor! Here’s a refreshing recipe to try:
Cool n Fresh Detox Water:
Slice lemon and cucumber and place in a glass over ice and mint. Pour water and enjoy! Make a pitcher of this for your next party or to sip throughout the day!
You also may have heard that hot or warm water with lemon is good for you too. It IS! Drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning will kick start your metabolism and your digestion. It cleanses your liver, flushes toxins from your body, and will balance your pH levels. Furthermore, lemon water, at any temperature, will reduce pain and inflammation in your joints, improve your eye health, helps cure the common cold due to its antibacterial properties, and helps prevent acne and wrinkles. Lastly, lemon water replenishes the salt levels in your body after a strenuous workout. Do yourself a favor, and reach for one of these little super fruits next time you re-hydrate!