So I know people have been drinking warm lemon water for some time, but I just started to and I am slightly obsessed! I was first introduced to the concept of lemon water by my mom who is a total health freak; she’s been drinking it for years, so after doing a little bit of research, I discovered all of its zesty benefits. As an avid water drinker, it was nice to learn a new spin on an old favorite.
Here are a few reasons I’m loving warm lemon water:
1. Gives your immune system a boost.
Lemon juice is full of vitamin-C and the level of vitamin-C in your system is one of the first things to plummet when you’re stressed; because I’m always frazzled this is right up my alley.
2. Aids in digestion.
Lemon juice encourages healthy digestion by loosening toxins in your digestive tract and it helps to relieve symptoms of indigestion such as bloating, heartburn, and burping. It’s also great for relieving those horrible monthly cramps us girls have to go through.
3. Cleanses your system and acts as diuretic.
It helps flush out the toxins in your body by enhancing enzyme function and stimulating your liver, pretty self-explanatory.
4. Keeps your skin pretty.
The antioxidants in lemon juice help to not only decrease your blemishes, but your wrinkles too. It can also be applied to scars and age spots to reduce their appearance. I have spot treated old scars in the past and it definitely helps with fading skin discoloration. Because lemon water also detoxifies your blood, it will help maintain your skin’s radiance.
5. Helps you lose weight.
Lemons contain pectin fiber, which helps to fight hunger cravings. I personally find myself making better choices throughout the day if I start my day off by making warm lemon water first thing every morning.
6. Gives you an energy boost.
Lemon juice provides your body with energy when it enters your digestive tract; it also helps reduce anxiety and depression. (Even the scent of lemons has a calming effect on your nervous system.)
7. Keeps you balanced.
Lemon juice balances and maintains the pH levels in your body.
8. Reduces fever.
Lemon juice can treat a cold, flu or fever by increasing perspiration. Lemons juice also fights against throat infections due to its antibacterial properties.
Warm lemon water is so simple to make and you will feel awesome after your first cup, promise! Squeeze some fresh lemon juice into a glass, fill with warm water and drink. It’s best first thing in the morning, and you should wait about 30 minutes before you eat breakfast. That’s it! Get to squeezing, people!