Many celebrities are sharing their favorite diet tips and tricks online, and the use of lemon water is a growing trend! With the list of health benefit claims growing, including its ability to promote weight loss, does lemon water live up to the hype?
Lemons are power packed foods, containing many antioxidants, and repairing the body’s immune system naturally with limonene, magnesium, bioflavonoids, pectin, calcium, citric acid and vitamin C.
The uses for lemon are not limited to adding it to water. It makes a great insect repellent. You can also use it as a mouthwash if you add hot water. It also can be sprinkled on a fruit salad, added to salad dressings and even frozen to make popsicles.
Adding lemon to your water will encourage you to consume more water! The Food and Nutrition Board states that recommended intake for water is 91 to 125 ounces, which can come from either food or drinks. There are numerous benefits associated with the consumption of water throughout your day, however many of us find the tasteless substance to be difficult to work into our diets. Adding the lemon twist will make each refreshing glass that much more enticing.
When you are making lemon water always use fresh lemons as the artificial lemon from a bottle does not carry the same health benefits. You can also infuse your lemon water with even more flavors, by adding slices of other citrus fruits such as oranges or limes, a few springs of mint, a slice of fresh ginger, a teaspoon of maple syrup, cucumber slices, a dash of cinnamon or a teaspoon of raw honey.
Check out these great health benefits you can experience by adding lemon water to your daily routine:
- Regulates Metabolism
- Improves Digestion
- Alleviates Headaches and Migraines
- Strengthens Your Immune System
- Alleviate Hangovers
- Decreases Constipation
- Improves You Respiratory Health
- Boosts Your Mood
- Prevents Kidney Stones
- Eliminates High Fevers
- Freshens Breath
- Increases Bile
- Helps to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections
- Keeps You Satiated Longer
- Eliminates Bloating
- Lowers Your Risk of Stroke
- Cleans Your Sinus Cavities
- Detoxifies the Body and Improves Liver Function
- Assists in Balancing the Body’s PH Levels
- Helps Heartburn
- Improves Skin and Reduces Wrinkles
- Improves Intestinal Health
- Relieves Pain in Your Joints