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You’ve probably heard it many times and seen your healthy friend do it every morning, you’ve probably tried it but couldn’t keep the habit more than two days in a row. Maybe you need to understand precisely why a glass of lemon water in the morning is recommended?
A glass of lemon water in the morning is an age-old remedy suggested by our elders but has become a popular beverage among people of all ages. Lemon has many benefits on your health and beauty, ranging from its antibacterial and antiviral properties to its immune-boosting abilities. One of the most common ways to reap the health benefits of lemon is by juicing it. Lemon juice acts as a digestive and a detoxifying agent and helps in cleaning the liver leading to better digestive health. In this blog, we will review the benefits of lemon juice on your body, and tips to incorporate lemon water in your healthy nutrition plan.
What are the benefits of lemon water?
Improves digestive health
A healthy digestive system contributes a lot to maintained health. Lemon is rich in pectin fibre which is good for colon health. A glass of lemon juice with warm water will facilitate natural bowel movement resulting in the elimination of toxic waste from the body.
Maintains the balance of minerals in the body
Lemon water helps in maintaining the right balance of minerals in the body. Much before energy drinks and rehydration salts launched, lemon water was in use to replace nutrients lost in the body due to dehydration. Any exercise will result in loss of minerals like sodium, chloride, potassium, phosphorus etc. through sweat. These minerals replace and rebalance quickly and effectively by drinking lemon water.
Inflammation can occur due to excess deposits of uric acid, which can be neutralised by consuming alkaline foods. Lemon juice is highly alkaline and helps reduce uric acid deposits, which can fight inflammation. Therefore, drinking lemon water can help reduce muscle and joint pain when you’re on an intense work-out routine.
The pectin fibre present in lemon increases metabolism and also reduces hunger cravings. Low metabolism is a cause of obesity which facilitates fat deposit in body areas such as abdomen, thighs and the lower back. Drinking lemon water daily will help you in your weight loss efforts.
Helps optimal functioning of brain, heart and kidneys
Potassium is an essential mineral that our body requires to maintain the optimum health of crucial organs. Potassium can facilitate top-level functioning of brain, heart, kidneys and muscles. Lemon is rich in potassium, and therefore lemon water will promote heart, kidney, brain and muscle health.
Improves your skin quality
Water is the key to keep your body and skin hydrated. While a glass of water every morning keeps your skin hydrated, adding lemon juice energises your skin. Lemon juice is rich in oxidants, which detoxifies the skin and helps in fighting wrinkles and blemishes to give your skin a smooth and evenly toned look.
The above-discussed benefits should convince you of the significant advantages of drinking lemon water every day. The best way is to juice half a lemon into a glass of cool or warm water in the morning, before breakfast. You can also add lemon to your portable water bottle so you can enjoy tasty water all day long.
At WholyMe, we promote an active lifestyle and want to give you some tips to keep enjoying your healthy, active routine. One thing we love to do for recovery post-work-out or running is to prepare a bottle of water with lemon and cayenne pepper, along with an application of our Balm and a few CBD Drops.