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Lemon Water, Should It Be The First Thing You Drink?

Lemon Water, Should It Be The First Thing You Drink?

 

Lemon water is a big topic… is it best in the morning? Is its sole purpose to flavor your water? Does it offer any health benefits? We are going to get into all these questions so don’t you worry!

The Benefits:

  1. Boosts Your Mood + Energy
    • ¬†Helps to boost your energy without the caffeine crash so set that cup of joe aside and reach for a cold glass of lemon water when you wake up!
    • Won’t get the jitters from an overdose of caffeine or sugar!
  2. Promotes Digestion
    • Lemon juice’s microscopic structure is very similar to our digestive juices – triggering bile to be produced and aiding in the digestive process.
    • Lemon water can help ease an upset stomach or indigestion.
  3. Detoxes The Body
  4. Rejuvenates Your Skin
    • Lemons have antioxidants which are beneficial against fighting free radicals and skin damage.
    • Boosts collagen production
  5. Weight Loss
    • Not intended for dramatic weight loss results, but if you are looking to lose those last few pounds then drink more lemon water.
    • lemons contain pectin which are a fiber and tricks you into thinking you are full longer.
  6. Boosts Your White Blood Cell Count
    • Contains enough vitamin c to trigger the production of white blood cells
      • White Blood Cells help to strengthen your immune system in addition to several other very important functions!

 

So as you can see lemon water is a great addition to your daily diet! There are a plethora of health benefits. For those of you that don’t enjoy drinking regular water, adding a slice or two of lemon can help you increase your daily consumption!

 

xoxo

Kim Shapira MS, RD

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