10 Benefits of Lemon Water You Didn’t Know About
1. Excellent source of
As already mentioned, lemons are high in potassium,
which is good for heart health, as well as brain and
2. Aids digestion.
Lemon juice not only encourages healthy digestion by
loosening toxins in your digestive tract, it helps
to relieve symptoms of indigestion such as
heartburn, burping, and bloating.
3. Cleanses your system.
It helps flush out the toxins in your body by
enhancing enzyme function, stimulating your liver.
4. Freshens your breath.
It also helps 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
5. 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.
6. Helps you lose weight.
Lemons contain pectin fiber, which assists in
fighting hunger cravings.
7. Reduces inflammation.
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
8. Gives your immune system a boost.
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.
9. Helps to cut out caffeine.
I didn’t believe this until I tried it, but
replacing my morning coffee with a cup of hot lemon
water has really done wonders! I feel refreshed, and
no longer have to deal with that pesky afternoon
crash. Plus, my nerves are thankful
10. Helps fight viral infections.
Warm lemon water is the most effective way to
diminish viral infections and their subsequent sore
throats. Plus, with the lemon juice also boosting
your immune system, you’ll simultaneously fight off
the infection completely.