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The Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

Updated on December 11, 2014

We all know that drinking plenty of water throughout the day is essential for us to stay hydrated and to keep us healthy. Keeping properly hydrated can quench hunger pains, keep you energized, and improve your overall health and appearance. However, simply adding lemon juice to your water can have some amazing additional benefits to your body. Keep reading to learn how this simple addition to your daily routine can have incredible results.

The Health Benefits of Lemon Juice

Lemon juice in itself is highly nutritious. As a citrus fruit, it is naturally high in vitamin C, which among other uses, can boost the body's immune system. Lemon juice is also very low in calories, and often very little is ever needed to add flavor or nutritional value to anything being consumed.

Lemon juice also has beneficial anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to help your body fight every-day toxins. Additionally, many studies have shown that consuming lemon juice may also help your body balance water throughout itself - so those times when you might be feeling a bit bloated, you can reach for a glass of water with lemon to help keep your system in check.

Aids in Digestion

Drinking lemon juice with water first thing in the morning can have amazing health benefits. You can drink it warm or cold, simply adding about two tablespoons to a glass of water.

Having this drink before consuming anything else can start the body's digestive process, and if consumed daily, may relieve multiple digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, gas, and heartburn.


Oral Health

Drinking lemon juice in the morning can also have a great impact on oral health. Lemon has naturally-occurring anti-bacterial properties, and can freshen up your mouth as soon as you wake up. Lemon juice has also been shown to help whiten teeth, as well as aiding in the prevention of gum disease and gingivitis.

However, as lemon juice is highly acidic, be sure to gargle with a glass of regular water to prevent the acidity from effecting tooth enamel.

A Natural Diuretic

Lemon juice is a natural diuretic as well. Due to its acidity, lemon juice can help to prevent and maybe even help to heal certain issues like urinary tract infections. Similarly, it can also help prevent kidney stones, as the acidity can help to break down any build-up in the kidneys. Drinking lemon juice daily can regulate fluids in your body to improve overall urinary heath.


Weight Loss Benefits!

Remarkably, drinking lemon in water daily has also been shown to help manage your weight-loss goals. Lemon juice has cleansing properties, and can help to remove fatty deposits from the liver. Removing this fat from the liver can help the body to regulate fats and toxins entering the body, which can have long-term benefits for taking the weight off, and keeping it off.

Lemon juice first thing in the morning can also kick-start your metabolism, and keep it revved up throughout the day. This jump-start to your metabolism each day can keep you energized throughout the day, all naturally. by helping to get as much energy as possible from the foods you eat. Additionally, the scent and taste of lemon can help to quash hunger pains, and leave you feeling fuller longer.

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