As elemental as it may sound, drinking warm lemon water as soon as you wake up will truly better your body! Let me explain by showing you the top 5 reasons why this simple citrus drink will enhance your health. By the time you’re finished reading, you’ll be halfway out the door to stock up on the big yellow beauties...
Lemons are naturally high in vitamin C so a natural immune booster, which is great for fighting colds and flu. They are high in potassium which acts as a stimulant for the brain and nervous system and potassium is also known to help control blood pressure.
Super high in pectin fibre, lemons will help fight hunger cravings (this is a winner for all you foodies out there I’m sure). It’s also been discovered that people who maintain a more alkaline diet (such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, alcohol and grains) lose weight faster as it speeds up your metabolism.
Warm lemon water helps flush out unwanted materials and your body finds the temperature and acid easy to digest. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid required for digestion. Efficient digestion reduces heartburn and constipation to name but a few.
It is of immense benefit to the skin, leaving it feeling hydrated and it also acts as a preventative of the formation of wrinkles and acne.
Reason no.5 (as if you need anymore)
Our final benefit is the ‘Zen Factor’ <3
Vitamin C is one of the first things depleted when you are under stress so a tall glass of lemon water will boost your C and energize you.