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Benefits of Lemon Water

10 Mar

lemon-water-splash-up-bs2-698x392I was looking for something with a little flavor to replace coffee in the afternoon and I found my new favorite thing – Lemon Water! After I started drinking it (hot or cold), I noticed that I felt refreshed and more energized. I did a little research and found that drinking Lemon Water has a ton of health benefits – lemons are packed with natural vitamins and minerals.

Here are the top reasons why I’ve added Lemon Water to my daily diet:

1. Helps Kick My Afternoon Coffee Habit: I always have to have a drink in front of me during work, so when plain old water just wasn’t the thing, I often turned to coffee. Now I turn to Lemon Water – hot or cold, it does the trick!

2. Natural Energizer: it hydrates and oxygenates the body so you feel refreshed and revitalized – it’s my ‘during work’ yoga that I don’t have to be embarrassed about (or get out of my seat).

3. Cleanses the Body: Based on the research I’ve read, the citric acid in lemons helps flush out all the unwanted materials – lemons increase the rate of urination and the citric acid helps the liver produce bile which is a required for digestion.

4. Immune System Booster: Lemons are high in vitamin C and potassium – fight colds & stimulate your brain.

5. Clears Skin: The vitamin C helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes, and when applied directly to your skin, helps reduce scar appearance.

6. Natural Weight Loss Starter: Lemons are high in pectin fiber, helping you fight those cravings! If I’m in a snacking kind of mood, I have a glass of Lemon Water and it helps me kick those random cravings!

There are so many articles and research on why you should drink Lemon Water so if I haven’t convinced you, look it up for yourself. In most of the research studies, it suggests drinking warm (or room temperature) water with 1/4 to 1/2 of a fresh lemon squeezed in.

– NNN

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