It’s no secret, water is so crucial and important for our health for various reasons. But why is it important to start each day with lemon water? Check out this compelling list of 8 benefits of drinking lemon water.
8 benefits of drinking lemon water
What are the benefits you ask of starting your day with lemon water?
Once you add lemon to the mix, that becomes the star of the show. It has a long list of benefits. In India, it is used as medicine for many health problems. Did you know that lemons are a good source of vitamins and minerals which are essential for healthy and proper functioning of the body? It’s a great way to start your morning off right! Even before the coffee 😉
Like most citrus fruits, it is a very rich source of vitamin C which is an amazing antioxidant and you’ll see why.
1. Digestion: Poor digestion can lead to several health complications. Hence warm lemon water is a simple, quick and effective home remedy for digestive issues! Start each day by having warm lemon water on empty stomach.. even before the coffee 😉 Daily consumption of lemon water treats indigestion issues like bloating, belching, heartburn, etc.
2. Immune system: Our immune systems are our shields, protecting our body from illness. When you have a weak immune system, our body is more then likely to pick up infections. Warm lemon water has anti-bacterial + anti viral that help fight off harmful bacteria, fungus & viruses.
3. Mood Booster – Did you know starting your morning with lemon water enhances your mood?! I had no idea but it’s due to it’s attributed to its revitalizing mood enhancing smell.
4. Stress reducer: Along with the mood boost can come stress reducer. The vitamin C from the lemon is a natural stress reducer… let’s LOAD up! 🙂
5. Natural detoxifier: Have you ever heard of the “master cleanse” that people do ? They say lemon water with salt will help cleanse your system by getting rid of toxins that have over time built up in your body. The outcome of this can be reduced weight, glowing skin and better digestion.
6. Skin: Because the vitamin C from the lemon, adding to drink lemon water daily can do wonders to your skin! The high amount of vitamin C in lemonade eliminates free radicals which are responsible for causing wrinkles and ageing. Vitamin C also heals damaged tissues, lightens dark spots, prevents acne and blemishes and helps in reducing sun damage. Lemonade intake provides you with a glowing flawless skin.
** Check out this simple & easy DIY lemon face scrub I made a while back – it’s still a favorite!