Drinking lemon water in the morning is an excellent way to start your day right! Numerous health benefits AND it tastes good!
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Whenever I see a Pinterest-perfect photo of lemon slices alongside a big glass pitcher of crystal-clear water, I suddenly find myself thirsty and reaching for a glass.
What’s so special about adding lemons to your water, anyway? Read more to find out.
Why is Lemon Water so Popular?
Lemon water has been used for countless years for its seemingly endless list of health benefits. Not only does it help regulate the human body, but it also provides a refreshing taste to your recommended daily water intake.
How Could Lemon Water Help Me?
As mentioned, lemon water has a long list of potential health benefits. Here is a small portion of the most common benefits lemon water may have:
Drinking water is essential, but adding a slice of lemon can help the body retain moisture for longer periods of time. It can also give the body a little nudge to drink the adequate water you need daily because of its refreshing taste.
Bright, blemish-free skin
With the increased hydration intake from drinking lemon water, your skin will gleam and glimmer with a healthy, youthful glow. You can also use lemon water as an easy step in your skincare routine. Here’s how:
Simply splash a bit of cold lemon water on your face after a morning cleanse and leave on for 3-5 minutes, carefully avoiding the eye area. Once dry, carefully splash your face with clean water to leave gorgeous, bright skin. Follow with a daily moisturizer.
All-natural fat-burning benefits
Your favorite restaurant will likely offer a lemon slice with your water, and for a good reason. Drinking lemon water is believed to give a boost in weight loss regimes due to its natural acidity.
Be sure to ask for a lemon slice for your water next time you dine in; it’ll help you digest a particularly fatty meal and help you feel less sluggish afterward.
Supports proper digestion
By drinking lemon water in the morning, you will provide your body with natural digestive benefits. Due to a lemon’s natural acidity, your digestive system will have an easier time breaking down food from the night before and the morning of.
Your body will thank you for promoting a healthier digestive tract.
Helps prevent kidney stones
Are you prone to excruciating kidney stones? You may decrease the chance of painfully-pesky stone formation by intaking citrate, a crucial citric acid property. Save yourself the trouble by introducing lemon water to your daily beverage routine.
High in Vitamin C
With the world’s current events revolving around a certain pandemic that I won’t mention, many people are reaching for anything containing vitamin C. Luckily, lemon water has natural levels of vitamin C to keep your immune system in healthy working order to fight off sickness.
If you are experiencing illness, notify your doctor and follow their professional guidance for feeling better.
How Often Should I Drink Lemon Water?
It’s generally safe to drink lemon water throughout the day. Just add a slice of lemon to your regular glass of water, and you’re good to go!
Drinking a fresh glass of lemon water in the morning can help give your body the boost it needs for increased energy levels. It’s also a good idea to introduce lemon water to your bedtime routine, as it aids in healthy digestion as you sleep through the night. Just be sure to thoroughly brush your teeth after drinking lemon water with high concentrates of lemon juice to avoid tooth enamel breakdown.
How Do I Prepare Lemon Water?
Lemon water can be prepared in several different ways; you can drink it chilled, iced, or hot. You can make lemon water by the glass or prepare an entire pitcher to store in the fridge. You can use just one or even a hand-full of lemon slices to your beverage, depending on your taste preferences.
Chilled lemon water
Prepare a half-pitcher of purified water and slice the number of lemons you prefer for taste. Take care in removing the seeds from the lemons before adding the slices to the pitcher. Once you add your desired amount of lemons, top off the pitcher with more purified water and chill in the fridge for 1 1/2 hours. Serve, sip, and enjoy.
Hot lemon water
Start by warming some water on the stovetop or using an electric kettle. As it comes to temperature (hot, but not boiling), slice your desired amount of lemons and carefully remove and dispose of the seeds. Place the lemon slices in a clean mug and pour the warm water over the lemons inside the cup. Let it rest, sip, and enjoy.
Generally, 1 slice of lemon per 8 ounces of water will suffice. You can use anywhere from 1 whole lemon to 3 or 4 sliced lemons to a pitcher of purified water to add that zip and zing in your morning. Just remember to remove the lemon seeds before adding your lemon slices to your chilled water.
The simple act of sipping on a fresh glass of lemon-zested water is sure to help anyone feel great around the clock. I hope this information about drinking lemon water helps you!
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