What other drink is inexpensive to make, keeps skin glowing, aids in digestion, can help you lose weight and is packed with vitamin C? No, it’s not an elixir sold on late-night infomercials. It’s lemon water.
While those in the know have been chugging down the citrus-flavored water for ages (think since ancient Rome), some lemon water benefits have just begun making the rounds on the health and fitness circuit in recent months.
1) Improves Digestion
Lemon juice when mixed with water, can help flush out the toxins in your body through your digestive tracts. This also helps ease digestive issues such as, indigestion, heartburn, and bloating. It hydrates the walls of your colon and stimulates bile production, which makes passing bowels much easier.
2) Boosts Immunity
With a wealthy bank of vitamin C in lemon juice, drinking lemon water helps strengthen the immune system by fighting free-radicals, weakening the bad bacteria in our body, keeping them from surviving for too long, helping fight various ailments, and even balancing the body’s temperature so we are always in tiptop shape.
3) Boosts Energy
Lemon water helps balance the body’s blood sugars and keeps us from feeling sleepy or lethargic. It also boosts our energy levels almost instantly, making it the perfectly natural energy drink to have before a morning run. Lemon water also keeps your brain sharp and alert so you begin your day with a good mood.
4) Assists Weight Loss
Although there little scientific evidence to prove that lemon water is a miracle weight-loss drink, adding it to your daily morning routine or drinking it on a regular basis, may help you shed weight a lot faster in the long-run. Lemon water also naturally fills you up and keeps you from feeling hungry too soon, hence keeping your cravings and snacking habits in check.
5) Antibacterial & Antiviral
The natural antioxidants called flavonoids in lemons, have strong antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties, which help the body fight against various illnesses such as, sore throats, seasonal flues, the common cold, and even a lot of digestive disorders. If not cure them, it helps reduce the period of time you’re sick and helps you deal with the symptoms better.