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Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

Poonam Bhatia

At nearly every restaurant in America, when you order or are given a glass of water, a slice of lemon is commonly placed with it. The yellow, tangy fruit can actually do wonders both by itself and if you squeeze it into water. Try replacing lemon water with your coffee or soda everyday to experience the following benefits. We’ve only listed a couple of the plethora of good things lemon water can do for you.

  • Good Source of Nutrients – There are a variety of nutrients in lemons, including a good load of Vitamin C to boost your immune system. In addition to Vitamin C, lemons also contain calcium, iron, magnesium, fiber, potassium, and B-complex vitamins.
  • Balance pH Acidity – The body naturally builds up acids inside you that can cause negative repercussions, including inflammation and upset stomachs. Lemon water can reduce the acidity in your body and alkalize (neutralize the acid in your body) and balance your body’s pH.
  • Improves Digestion – Lemon water contains citrus flavonoids, which is a great digestive tonic that loosens the toxins in your digestive tract. Not only does lemon water enhance your digestion system, it also relieves symptoms of indigestion that you may be suffering from.
  • Cleans Your System – Drinking lemon water can flush out the nasty toxins in your body by enhancing your body’s enzyme functions and stimulating your liver. Your liver filters everything you eat and is where most of the toxins are neutralized. By cleaning out your system, you’ll feel less sluggish, be more energetic, and improve your overall quality of life.

Drinking a cup of lemon juice, whatever the temperature, can lead to a healthier lifestyle. However, be careful and remember to rinse out your mouth with water after you drink the lemon juice. The citric acid in the lemon can erode your tooth enamel. Also, try not to add any sweeteners or sugar to your lemon juice, as many of the healthy benefits will then be negated. Enjoy your lemon juice and health benefits!

Resources:

http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/diet-tips/4-reasons-drink-hot-lemon-water-every-morning
http://rootandsprouts.com/benefits-of-lemon-water-according-to-science/
http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/15-brilliant-benefits-and-uses-lemon-you-need-know.html
http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/11-benefits-lemon-water-you-didnt-know-about.html


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