Drinking Lemon Water
We have all probably heard of the benefits of drinking warm lemon water every morning. I initially got into it because it helped me reduce cravings and the number of times that I snack a day. I have not always been a fan of drinking water, (even though I know how important it is for my health). Adding lemons to it has helped me drink more water during day.
There so many other benefits of drinking lemon water out there, and they have honestly just convinced me to stick to this habit.
This post is a round-up of the top 5 benefits of drinking lemon water to convince you to start this habit as well.
SOURCE OF VITAMIN C
Adding lemons to your water enriches with the much needed vitamin C. This in turn has more benefits:
- Because of the vitamin C, drinking lemon water will help to boost your immune system. This is will assist your body in fighting off illnesses. Since your vitamin C levels are bound to drop when you are stressed, drinking lemon water during this time will become particularly helpful to avoid falling sick.
- A big bonus to drinking lemon water is definitely that it improves your skin. Vitamin C improves your skin’s elasticity and helps repair damaged skin cells and heal blemishes.
ASSISTS IN THE DIGESTIVE PROCESS
Drinking lemon water, especially in the morning, on an empty stomach can be beneficial for your digestive system. It helps your body absorb nutrients better and helps ease constipation. And one huge bonus here is that it can also relieve bloating! I personally can attest to this one. I just feel more comfortable and lighter since consistently drinking lemon water.
HELPS WITH WEIGHT LOSS
I have read a few articles that say that drinking lemon water will not help you lose weight. But in MY experience it has, and this is why…
I gain most of my weight because of cravings. I am a grazer. Constantly eating throughout the day, and sometimes, I am just consuming unhealthy snacks. Since I have started to drink lemon water everyday, it has reduced my appetite. I can actually eat 3 meals like a normal person without starving myself. I found that I usually just ate or had cravings because of boredom but developing this new habit has helped me to completely eliminate that. Check out this post to find out how lemon water helped me stop emotional eating.
KEEPS YOU HYDRATED
Like I have already mentioned, I am not someone who enjoys drinking water. No matter how much I try to convince myself it is good for my health, no matter how much I tried to change my mindset to accept water is a necessity in my life, I would still end up drinking less than a quarter of the required amount per day.
This all changed for me when I started drinking lemon water. Not only does the lemon water hydrate you, but I found that the more I drank lemon water, the more I drank normal water. I had no problem with going for plain water when I had run out of the lemon water I’d brought to work with me.
So within the benefits of drinking lemon water are the benefits of drinking water…and that is a long list.
in short, lemon water has had a huge impact on my lifestyle.
Drinking lemon juice in the morning can also reduce bad breath. So it is a great alternative to using freshening mints.
Another reason why you should be drinking lemon water everyday is that it is so easy to make.
- Squeeze a lemon in a juicer
- Remove the citrus seeds
- Pour in the water
…and just drink it straight down. I will admit that when you start doing this, the taste might be too sour for you. But don’t worry it gets better. So keep at it because you definitely have a lot to gain from it.
Have you tried drinking lemon water daily? What has your experience been like? Let us know in the comments section below.