Even the smallest things can have the biggest impact. Have you had a drink of lemon water or heard of it at the very least? If not, then you are probably missing the benefits it brings.
Although a single glass does not possess the nutrients you will be needing for a day, including it in your routine can surely bring something good in you.
What Is Lemon Water?
Best when drank in the morning with an empty stomach, lemon water is simply the mixture of the juice of lemons and water. You can add other slices of fruits such as cucumber and citrus if preferred.
Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water
A glass of water is already beneficial; what more if a slice of lemon is added? If you are wondering what lemon water can do to you, then better look at these.
Lemon juices contain acids that help in digesting food. That explains why this can be beneficial for boosting stomach acid levels and stimulating of metabolism.
Weight – Loss Friendly
A study suggests that lemon contains a type of fiber called pectin; this helps in reducing appetite and calorie intake. Also, lemon water is way cheaper and healthier than buying lattes, shakes, or sugary drinks.
Good Source of Vitamin C
Lemons contain vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant. This help protects the body’s cells from damage. As per Medical News Today, such antioxidants lower the risk of illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, and obesity.
Promotes Clear Skin
Thanks to the Vitamin C lemons, you can look forward to having clear skin. “Vitamin C helps in minimizing wrinkles and enhancing the overall appearance of your skin,” explains Melissa Ann Prest, a board-certified specialist in renal nutrition.
Prevents Kidney Stones
According to the National Institutes of Health, those with low urinary citrate levels can avoid painful stones by drinking lemon water (citric acid). Drinking more fluid aid in preventing dehydration, which is a common cause of kidney stones.
Now, if you are convinced enough to make glass, here are the simple ways to do it.
How to Make Lemon Water?
- Thinly slice a lemon and put it in a glass. Add cucumber, citrus, or honey if wanted.
- Using a spoon, lightly mash the lemon to release its juices.
- Pour enough water (hot or cold) into the glass.
- Stir well and enjoy!
So, if you want to start anew and see the goodness in lemon water for yourself, then better take a look in the fridge and start making your own. Cheers to a healthy lifestyle!
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