Lemons are filled with lots if nutrients, including vitamin C, calcium, B-complex vitamins, iron, magnesium, fiber and potassium. (FACT: Contains more potassium in Apple or grapes). Due to how harsh lemon juice can be on the enamel of your teeth, it’s important to dilute it with water of any temperature (lukewarm temperature is recommended). Drink it first thing in the morning, and wait 15 to 30 minutes to have breakfast. This will help you fully get the benefits of lemon water as listed below.
Lemon juice encourages healthy digestion by loosening toxins in your digestive tract, it helps to relieve symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, burping, and bloating.
Excellent source of potassium.
Lemons are high in potassium, which is good for heart health, as well as brain and nerve function.
Immune system booster
Vitamin C is like our immune system’s jumper cables, and lemon juice is full of it. The level of vitamin C in your system is one of the first things to plummet when you’re stressed, which is why experts recommended popping extra vitamin C during especially stressful days.
Cleanses your system.
It helps flush out the toxins in your body by enhancing enzyme function, stimulating your liver.
Freshens your breath.
It relieve toothaches and gingivitis (say wha?). Because the citric acid can erode tooth enamel, either hold off on brushing your teeth after drinking lemon water or brush your teeth before drinking it.
Keeps your skin blemish-free.
The antioxidants in lemon juice help to not only decrease blemishes, but wrinkles too! It can also be applied to scars and age spots to reduce their appearance, and because it’s detoxifying your blood, it will maintain your skin’s radiance.
Helps you lose weight.
Lemons contain pectin fiber, which assists in fighting hunger cravings.
If you drink lemon water on a regular basis, it will decrease the acidity in your body, which is where disease states occur. It removes uric acid in your joints, which is one of the main causes of inflammation.
Lemon juice provides your body with energy when it enters your digestive tract, and it also helps reduce anxiety and depression. (Even the scent of lemons has a calming effect on your nervous system!)
Relieves addiction to caffeine.
You can replace morning coffee with a cup of hot lemon water, you will feel refreshed, and no longer have to deal with the cranky afternoon feeling