Here’s a quick roundup of all the benefits of drinking lemon water daily—hopefully it will kick-start your enthusiasm and get your motivation cogs into gear!
Lemon water is one of those health trends which has been around for years and is here to stay. Many people have become loud advocates of the habit, and if you try it for just one week you’re sure to become an enthusiast as well. Some of the many health benefits are almost immediate – you’ll feel your digestion system runs more smoothly, and a nice kick of energy in the morning which lasts far longer than a caffeine kick from a cup of old joe. Others may take a little longer to kick in, such as clearer, younger looking skin, and reduced body fat (lemon water inhibits your system from synthesizing particular fats.)
Other benefits may be almost completely imperceptible, but with a strong load of antioxidants, lemon water can help to fight off cancer and other diseases. And with that extra boost in Vitamin C you may find yourself less prone to sickness, so when the flu which is making its way around the office passes you by, don’t be surprised.
Furthermore, despite its acidic pH, lemon juice actually leaves an alkaline residue within your body. This may seem counterintuitive, but once it has been metabolized and the minerals are dispersed into your blood stream, it raises the pH of your body tissue. With our diets generally loaded with acidic products such as meats, sugar and alcohol, drinking fluids like lemon water or alkaline water can help to lighten the load as your kidney and liver work to counteract the harmful effects of all that acid and restore your overall bodily pH to a heathy 7.4.
It’s such an easy thing to do – just a simple squeeze of juice into a cup of water is all it takes – that it’s one of the easiest things to build into your routine and an easy shortcut to better health. There’s probably nothing out there that builds such good results with so little effort. So make it one of the first things you do in the morning, and reach for a cup of delicious lemon water when you wake up.
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