Also – for those of you joining us on Paleo With Me August, this will be a good replacement for your morning coffee (if you can’t drink coffee without milk).
Here they are!
16 Ways in Which Lemon Water Helps Your Health
1. Weight loss
Lemon water will help you maintain a healthy weight and regulate your blood sugar. The pectin contained in lemon water can also fight off those cravings, thus will make you eat less throughout the day.
2. Immune System
Lemon water also supports our lymphatic system as well, which works in conjunction with our immune system.
3. Flu and Cold
Lemon enhances the immune system and has many antiviral and antibacterial effects, since it is rich in vitamin C, which makes it a superb remedy for colds and flu.
The consumption of lemon water in the morning will help to metabolize the acidic temperature of your body, and thus it will prevent those annoying breakouts.
Drinking lemon water can prevent and get rid of constipation, for it promotes regular bowel movements. Undoubtedly, lemon water is great for your digestive health.
6. Kidney Stones
People often forget this benefit of lemon use. Lemons contain potassium which increases citrates in your urine, and in that way, it prevents the forming of oxalate, and flushes out kidney stones.
7. Gall Bladder
You can significantly reduce the pain due to gall bladder stones by drinking lemon water while you eat.
8. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
TUMS can be substituted with lemon water.
Lemon water can help to balance your pH levels, and Colitis is an imbalance of the acid/alkaline levels within the body.
People dealing with exhaustion from fibromyalgia can drink lemon water in combination with yoga stretches in order to feel some improvement.
11. Joint Pain and Swelling
Lemon water helps to reduce the amounts of uric acid amounts in our joints, thus reducing inflammation. It is extremely beneficial for people with arthritis, since it reduces the pain.
Acidity is the leading cause of inflammation in tissues. Lemons possess anti-inflammatory properties so they neutralize acidity.
13. Finger Nail Health
Lemon water increases the hardness of one’s nails as well as clearing up those white spots that appear on them from time to time.
14. Muscle Soreness
Drinking lemon water can reduce the pain in sore muscles substantially. So, after hard workout, do not forget to consume it.
15. Alcohol Cravings
Kick that alcohol craving by drinking lemon water at parties.
16. Food-Borne Illnesses
Drinking lemon water can help you to avoid any sort of food poisoning.
Beautiful images by The Sweet Light