Health Facts 6 reasons why you should drop lemon in your water everyday

Lemon water therapy is great for a number of reasons including its high vitamin content and refreshing effects on the nerves.

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Let's let you in on a best kept wellness secret: you don't need to put up with the bland taste of water anymore, spruce it up with a squeeze of lemon and water becomes not only much more fun to drink, but also filled with surprising health benefits.

We've previously dished on the amazing benefits of water therapy, but there's more. Lemon water therapy is great for a number of reasons including its high vitamin content and refreshing effects on the nerves.

To reap some and more of these amazing benefits we're about to list, squeeze half of a lemon into a glass of water (it could be lukewarm water) and drink first thing in the morning. It's advisable you take it before brushing as lemon could be abit hard on the enamels, so taking it before brushing is preferable as the teeth is still somewhat protected from the harsh lemon effects by the built up plaque from the night before. Asides this, lemon water can also be taken alongside meals during the day.

Now that we've established the ground rules, here are 6 great reasons why you should have lemon water everyday.

 

 

  1. Rich in vitamin C: Lemon is rich in vitamin C which is great for a number of reasons - it boosts the immune system also protecting the body from common colds and infections.

  2. Flushes out toxins: Just like with water therapy, lemon water helps to rid the body of toxins.

  3. Aids digestion: Lemon juice is great for digestion as it gives the body more time to process nutrients after eating which is good because it helps conserve the storage of insulin in the body and also helps the body get more out of food eaten. In addition, it helps fight constipation.

  4. Rich in vitamins and minerals: Vitamin C, potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium are just some of the several vitamins and minerals it conatins. Lemon according to research is also richer in potassium than grapes or apples. This is important because potassium nourishes the brain and nerve cells, so you can count on better brain function with this mix.

  5. Great for the skin: It's not for nothing that several beauty products contain lemon. Lemon detoxifies the body promoting great skin, it also helps fight wrinkles.

  6. Fights bacteria: Lemon offers great protection from bacteria and infectious diseases such as common cold.

 

 

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