Here’s Why You Should Drink Lemon Water Every Morning

If you could incorporate one minuscule habit, which could drastically improve your health, into your day to day, would you do it? Adopting small, healthy habits like getting 7-8 hours of sleep, exercising regularly, and eating whole foods can change the way you feel and live. Drinking a glass of warm lemon water every morning is just another habit that can positively impact your health.

 

Lemons possess many health benefits. They are rich in antibacterial & antiviral properties, vitamin C, and they help to nourish the skin, boost the immune system, and clean the liver. If life gave you lemons by way of you going to a grocery store and purchasing them, make some lemonade (kind of) by squeezing fresh lemon juice in warm water every morning. You only need about half a lemon and one cup of warm water. Drink warm lemon water to reap the following benefits.

 

Healthier Skin:

Lemons are naturally rich in vitamin C, which has been scientifically proven to decrease a person’s risk of wrinkled skin. Vitamin C also works encourage the production of new, healthy skin cells. Without water, the skin is prone to dryness and wrinkles, so drinking lemon water can improve overall skin health.

 

Better Digestion:

If you have been experiencing some mild digestive discomfort, let warm water with lemon come to the rescue. Adding lemons to warm water activates the production of enzymes that encourage healthy digestion. Together, lemon juice and water help the body naturally eliminate waste, keeping you from experiencing constipation or infrequent bowel movements. According to Ayurvedic medicine, the lemon taste stimulates “agni,” and a strong “agni” is believed to jump-start the digestive system.

 

Fresher Breath:

Lemons help to neutralize odors. An old remedy for freshening bad breath is to drinking a glass of lemon water with your meals. Lemons help to stimulate the production of saliva and water prevents a dry mouth. A dry mouth is a feeding ground for bacterial growth, so drink lemon water to freshen your breath. Keep in mind that too much lemon water may damage the enamel layer on your teeth. Drink it through a straw if you want to be cautious.

 

Weight Loss Helper:

According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition, the antioxidants in lemons helped to reduce weight gain in mice that were fed a high-fat diet. The same results have yet to be proven for humans, but lemons and water do help to lower the amount of toxins in the body, which encourages weight loss.

 

Lemon water is something that should incorporate into your daily routine. It is beneficial to drink soon after you wake up, before you eat anything. Starting your day with a glass of lemon water stimulates the body’s natural cleansing process, helping to eliminate toxins and waste.

 

Sources:

https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/benefits-of-lemon-water#skin-quality

http://www.hedonistit.com/reasons-to-drink-water-with-lemon-every-morning/

https://www.edisoninst.com/15-benefits-of-drinking-lemon-water-in-morning-empty-stomach/

2018-11-19T11:49:59-07:00