Do you drink lemon water? If not, you may want to start after reading today’s post! Lemons are one of the healthiest foods we can eat. They are rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants, nutrients that are key for helping our body function optimally! Let’s be honest… plain water can get boring. Adding fresh lemon juice into hot or chilled water it’s a great way to boost the flavor (making water way more fun) and boost our health.
Benefits of Lemon Water
1. Reduce Inflammation
Although lemons are acidic, they have an alkalizing (opposite of acidic) affect on the body once consumed. Research concludes that many diet-related diseases are associated with inflammation and an acidic body. Therefore, the more alkalizing foods you can consume the better your chances to reduce inflammation and reduce your risk of diet-related disease.
2. Support Healthy Digestion
Lemons contain nutrients that can stimulate persistalis within the digestive system helping keep you regular! Regular bowel movements, and a healthy GI system in general, is key for reducing symptoms of gas and bloating.
3. Cleanse Your System
Lemons are packed with vitamins and minerals to support liver function. The liver is the body’s main detox organ helping to metabolize and excrete dietary and environmental toxins that we are exposed to daily.
4. Support Healthy Blemish-Free Skin
By improving our digestive health, bowel regularity and reducing inflammation this helps our entire body function optimally. A healthy outside begins on the inside!
5. Boost Your Immune System
Lemons contain both vitamin E and vitamin C, two anti-oxidants that help fight free radicals and support a strong immune system.
6. Freshen Breath
Lemons can help fight mouth bacteria. Three tips for better breath: brush, floss and drink lemon water daily!
7. Energy Boost
Lemons also contain magnesium and potassium, two nutrients that help support brain function. Proper hydration is also key for managing energy levels.
8. Healthy Weight
There is research to support that drinking lemon water in the morning can help us maintain a healthy weight. Overall, dehydration can lead to a slow and sluggish metabolism as well as constipation while proper hydration is key for optimal health and a healthy weight.
Disclaimer: Megan Roosevelt, RD is the Spokesperson for Limoneira Lemons.