Lemon water has many health benefits. No, I’m not talking about lemonade. I’m talking adding lemon to your water. Despite its wonderful benefits, drinking your lemon water is not the cornerstone to dieting. However, it’s a great addition to your routine. Remember, all small changes to your diet add up to big results.
My favorite way to have my lemon water is to drink it as a tea, first thing in the morning. It’s usually the second thing I drink in the morning (16 ounces of water being the first). I’m a firm believer in having a routine and this a huge part of it.
Lemon Water Benefits
The benefits of lemon water come from both, the lemon and the water. Combining both makes it easier to reap the benefits of both.
- Hydration: This is the obvious benefit to drinking lemon water. Let’s face it, the more water in your cup, the better it is for you. This is especially helpful first thing in the morning. While sleeping, your body can become dehydrated. So, it’s great to start the day by watering your system.
- Improved Immunity: Lemons are loaded with Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps protect against free radicals.
- Regulates Digestive System: There’s no way around it. Warm lemon water makes you poop. I didn’t need to look up studies for this one, I’ve experienced it firsthand.
- Boosts Potassium: Surprisingly, lemons are very high in potassium. This surprised me. Potassium is essential in nerve-muscle function. Potassium can also counter the effects of salt on high blood pressure.
Obviously, this post was geared towards my preference to drinking lemon water in the mornings. However, you can still reap the same benefits by drinking lemon water throughout the day. So if you absolutely can not stomach lemon water, feel free to have some later in the day. The point is to HAVE. YOUR. WATER.
What is your favorite way to dress up your water?