1. Lemon Water clears up blemishes.
Water by itself can help keep your kidneys, liver, and other organs doing their jobs well. The kidneys and liver flush out toxins naturally, and the more effectively they work, the better off your skin will be. Vitamin C also functions as an antioxidant, keeping your skin young and radiant.
2. Lemon water balances your body’s pH.
You may think of citrus as having an acidic nature to it, but it has an alkalizing effect on our bodies. This helps prevent pathogens from surviving.
3. Lemon water boosts the immune system.
By weight, your immune cells are about 70% vitamin C. When you’re sick, vitamin C gets depleted quickly. Even when healthy, it’s important to get adequate amounts of vitamin C.
4. Lemon water helps you lose weight.
Drinking lemon water boosts your metabolism and improves digestion. It can also help curb hunger, which is great for your weight loss goals.
5. Lemon water helps you kick the hangover.
Before it even starts, drink some lemon water. It helps soothe your stomach and hot water in particular can act as an antiseptic to help detox your body.
6. Lemon water freshens your breath.
Which is just delightful. It’s especially effective if you smoke cigarettes. Also, if you smoke cigarettes, quit.
7. Lemon water boosts your brain power!
Lemon water contains potassium. Low levels of potassium is linked to depression, anxiety, forgetfulness and brain fog.
8. Lemon water keeps your lungs healthy.
If asthma, infections, or other lung diseases plague you, lemon water can help alleviate or fix these problems. It’s a helpful remedy for sick lungs.
9. Lemon water keeps your gut healthy.
Water is important for digestion, as it allows your intestines to move your fecal matter along. Lemon eases stomach aches and helps your body break down your food.
10. Lemon water just keeps you healthier overall.
Big picture: it’s important for your good health to remain hydrated. The lemon is the icing on this healthy cake. For all the reasons above, I’d say it’s worth a try. Be sure you’re squeezing juice from fresh organic lemons, not store bought lemon juice from concentrate.
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