Chances are, you already drink water on a regular basis (at least I hope so, it’s pretty essential to survival). So why not try a new spin on an old favorite? Adding just one half to one whole lemon squeezed into a glass of water once a day can help digestion, weight loss, bad breath, viral infections… the list goes on and on. Let’s get some more details on each of these important health benefits below!
Cleanses Important Organs
Lemons are a natural antiseptic, and have a powerful cleansing effect on liver, kidneys, and circulatory system. Lemon juice can help relieve or even prevent digestive problems like bloating, gas, and heartburn.
High vitamin C levels and overall antioxidant effects help cleans toxins not only from organs and blood, but from your skin also, leaving you with a clear complexion, and fewer wrinkles!
Weight Loss Through Burning Fat
Lemon water is not a miracle cure, or instant weight loss solution, but it has been shown to aid in the weight loss journey of many men and women. Lemon water is a known appetite suppressor, so drinking a glass before a meal will help you to feel full, and not eat as much.
Kills Bad Breath
Again, thanks to the antioxidant and antibiotic compounds found in lemons, the germs that cause bad breath and even gingivitis are eliminated! This is not to say you shouldn’t brush your teeth – of course you’ll need to keep up a regular schedule of maintenance, but lemon water can help fight off unwanted odors and decay.
Boosts Immune System
Lemons are stuffed full of vitamin C, which is like our immune system’s jumper cables. When you’re sick or stressed, vitamin C levels are the first thing to plummet. Stay ahead of cold and flue season by adding more lemon into your diet!