Lemon water is probably the most beneficial drink one can consume in the morning.
According to Rachael Link, MS, RD:
“In recent years, lemon water has gained widespread popularity among health-conscious consumers looking for a simple way to reap the health benefits of lemons. It has also become a popular choice among dieters, as it can bump up the flavor of regular water while providing less calories than sugar-sweetened beverages like soda or commercial fruit juice.”
This refreshing beverage offers countless health benefits, and is very simple to prepare: just squeeze half a fresh lemon in eight ounces of lukewarm water. Additionally, lemons are abundant in vitamin C, magnesium, copper, and potassium.
Rachel Link adds:
“ In fact, just one cup of fresh lemon juice provides 187 percent of your daily recommended serving of vitamin C. One cup of lemon juice contains approximately:
- 61 calories
- 21 grams carbohydrates
- 0.9 gram protein
- 1 gram dietary fiber
- 112 milligrams vitamin C (187 percent DV)
- 303 milligrams potassium (9 percent DV)
- 31.7 micrograms folate (8 percent DV)
- 0.1 milligrams vitamin B6 (6 percent DV)
- 0.1 milligrams thiamin (5 percent DV)
- 14.6 milligrams magnesium (4 percent DV)
- 0.1 milligrams copper (4 percent DV)
In addition to the nutrients listed above, lemon juice also contains some pantothenic acid, vitamin E, calcium and zinc.”
If you start drinking a glass of lemon water every morning you will experience the following benefits:
1. Stronger immune system
Lemon water fights inflammation and fortifies the immune system. It treats common colds and the flu and relieves infections.
2. Improved digestion
The regular consumption of this drink will accelerate digestion and prevent any digestive issues.
3. Fresh breath
Lemon water will help you destroy bacteria in the mouth that actually cause bad breath.
4. Improved liver function
Lemon water detoxifies the liver and contributes to better overall health.
5. Hangover relief
Lemon water will ease the symptoms of a hangover after a night of excessive alcohol consumption, and keep the body hydrated.
6. Weight loss
Lemon water increases the metabolic rate and keeps you full, so it will help the weight loss process.
7. Clear skin
The habit of drinking lemon water will make the skin healthy and clear, and fight acne.
Therefore, start drinking lemon water and reap all these benefits in a refreshing and tasty way!