5 Reasons Why Lemon Water Should Be Your New Best Friend:
Not only is lemon water super good for you, but it’s also easy to make and relatively inexpensive to make. See the recipe below.
1. Lemon water alkalizes your body (aka balances your pH).
While very acidic on their own, lemons have a very alkalizing effect on the body. Why is pH so important? It’s simple, cancer cells can’t grow in an alkaline environment. Keeping your body slightly alkaline by consuming alkalizing foods is extremely important to your overall health. (So is limiting acid-forming foods like dairy, animal proteins and high amounts of processed sugar.)
2. Lemon water boosts your immune system.
The high amounts of Vitamin C, potassium and folate will boost your immune system and keep your body healthy. No more colds and sinus issues for you this Fall.
Bonus: lemons are also high in lutein and zeaxanthin to keep your eyes healthy.
3. Lemon water is a natural diuretic (aka makes you pee & keeps the bloat off).
This is a great reason to start your day with a large mug of warm lemon water – the diuretic effect helps detox your body to start your day off right.
4. Lemon water aids digestion.
If you ever experience indigestion, grumbling in your belly or digestion issues in general, sipping warm lemon water 10-15 minutes before you eat will help enzyme production in your gut and aid in digestion.
5. Lemon water makes your skin pretty.
Supercharged with Vitamin C and tons of nutrients, regularly sipping warm lemon water will make your skin glow. Try it for a week and see for yourself.
How to Make Lemon Water
Fill a 12-15 ounce mug filled with hot (but not boiling) water and add the juice of 1/2 a lemon. Always use a fresh lemon; never use bottled lemon juice. Organic lemons are best. Also, boiling water will kill the nutrients in the lemon, so bring your water to a boil and let it cool 2 minutes in the mug before adding the lemon. Room temperature water is also OK. Bonus: add a dash of organic cayenne pepper to your lemon water to boost your metabolism and further increase your digestive enzyme production. Sip each morning to enjoy the health benefits listed above.
Cheers, with a huge mug of lemon water!