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5 Reasons We Should All Drink More Lemon Water

Lemon is a popular fruit that can be used in various beneficial ways. It is an inexpensive citrus fruit that is commonly used in tea, cocktails, water and even some soft drinks. Why not use lemons more often since they are full of rich vitamins and minerals? Lemons are known for being low in calories, low in saturated fat and low in cholesterol resulting in giving the body a health boost.

0d9f6d390666b78966d55b80547bdfc1Lemons are good for digestion. Having poor digestion can lead to several health issues and with the help of drinking lemon water every morning, you’re giving your body the proper boost of minerals and vitamins it needs to get started. Because potassium is present in lemons, drinking lemon water helps restore pH levels (thanks to potassium) aiding in good digestion.  Drinking lemon water regularly helps with bloating, heartburn and other indigestive issues.

Lemons help strengthen the immune system. The anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties present in lemons help fight bacteria, fungus and other diseases that are harmful to the body because these antioxidants help rid the body of toxins.

5677db12c44619da4d5eab6156f70654Lemons are good for your mood.  Because lemons carry Vitamin C, which is a natural stress reliever, drinking lemon water in the mornings aids in enhancing your mood. It can minimize anxiety and depression.

Lemons aid weight loss. Add a teaspoon of honey to your warm lemon water and drink on an empty stomach every morning. Doing this will increase your metabolic rate and help burn calories faster. Since stimulated metabolism uses fat as an energy source, drinking warm lemon water with honey daily can help you lose weight, in a healthy manner.

Lemons promote heart health. Because our hearts are a vital organ, it’s important to keep our hearts healthy. The potassium present in lemons helps control high blood pressure while the vitamin C present lowers the cholesterol levels and prevents blood clotting in vessels. As mentioned above, the antioxidants present in  lemons eliminate harmful toxins which keeps our blood purified and our hearts healthy.

Your energy level for the day depends on what you put in your body from the moment you wake up. Give your body a refreshing and energetic start each day simply by drinking warm lemon water.

Brittany Bugg is a HottyToddy.com staff writer and can be reached at brittany.bugg@hottytoddy.com.

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