For centuries, lemon juice has been regarded as a healing wonder.According to several studies, drinking lemon water first thing in the morning can have tremendous effects on your overall health. Yet not many people use this simple routine.
Lemons are packed with vitamin C, B, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, enzymes, antioxidants, and fibers. So, if you are looking for an easy way to improve your life and overall health, then look no further. Incorporate lemon water to your daily routine and you will witness a miracle.
In a previous post we explored the amazing effects lemon water can have in your life. Now, let’s look at 14 reasons you should drink lemon water every morning.
1) Alkalizes Your Body
Lemons are one of the most alkalizing food sources on Earth, and help reduce the risk of inflammation, obesity, and major diseases like cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
2) Improves Digestion And Hydrates Your Body
Because lemon juice has a similar structure to your stomach’s juices, it helps to loosen and flush out toxins from the digestive tract. It also helps to move your bowels in the morning, hydrates your colon, stimulate bile production, and infuses water in your stool. Additionally, lemon juice can help ease indigestion. heartburn, and bloating.
3) Improves Brain Power And Fight Depression
According HHS, the high levels of potassium and magnesium found in lemon juice can have beneficial effects on our brain and nerve health. It creates mental clarity and more focus, making it a great drink for students or people with busy and stressful jobs. Lemon water can give you the boost you need to fight depression and stress.
4) Boosts Immune System.
Lemon juice is packed with vitamin C, which helps strengthen the immunes system and fights cold and flu. But not only vitamin C is important for a good working immune system, iron is another important nutrient, and lemons improve the ability to absorb more iron from the food you eat.
5) Promotes Weight Loss
If you are looking to loose a few pounds, lemon juice can help. This powerful citrus assist in fighting hunger cravings, boost metabolism, and give you a stuffed feeling, making it less likely to snack in between meals. While lemon water on its own is no weight loss miracle, it can definitely help you to achieve faster and long term results.
6) Antiviral And Antibacterial Properties
People who drink lemon water every day are less likely to get sick due to bacteria or virus infection. The powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties of lemon juice help fight the flu, cold, and soothe a sore throat.
7) Reduces Inflammation
Uric acid built-ups are one of the major causes of inflammation. Lemons have the ability to remove uric acid from your joints, reduce inflammation and improve mobility.
8) Freshens Breath
Lemons fight mouth bacteria and freshen your breath. But keep in mind that the citric acid can erode tooth enamel, so don’t brush your teeth with it, but have a glass of lemon water instead.
9) Boosst Energy
No need for artificial energy drinks. Lemon water gives you an instant boost of energy and improves your mood right at the start of your day.
10) Cleansing Properties
Lemons works wonders to flush out more toxins to prevent built-ups and damage to your cells, tissues, and organs, and cleanse your colon. It stimulates your liver to produce more enzymes and work more efficiently. As a natural diuretic, lemon juice keep your urinary tract toxin-free and can also change the pH levels which discourage bacterial growth.
As I mentioned before, drinking lemon water every morning can have tremendous effects on your overall health. Since I started this simple routine a few months ago, I definitely noticed the difference. Not only does the refreshing taste wake me up in the morning, it helps to kick start with a positive attitude.
Give it a try! If you know other benefit of lemon juice, please share it with us in the comments section below and with your friends on Facebook!