So simple, so tasty, so easy to make – lemon water has lots of benefits. Here are 3 reasons to start drinking lemon water today!
When life gives you lemons – make lemon water! You’ve probably already heard about the magic of lemons, but have you really looked at why? Why are people having “drinking lemon water every morning” as new year resolution? Why is it so popular?
First of all, lemons are cheap, accessible and tasty. Sour, yes, but put together with other ingredients they're super tasty and healthy. Secondly, lemons have a high level of vitamin C and antioxidants. Mixing water and lemons offers several advantages, including reactivating the digestive system, combating infections, and boosting the immune system. Do you still need to be convinced?
Reasons to drink lemon water:
1. Lemon water can help with digestion
To relieve bloating, gas, and constipation, drink a cup of lemon water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Lemon contains minerals that promote healthy digestion, alleviate heartburn, and stimulate healthy bowel function by reducing bloat and stimulating bowel movements.
According to ayurvedic medicine, the sour lemon taste helps stimulate your “agni.” In ayurvedic medicine, a strong agni jump-starts the digestive system, allowing you to digest food more easily and helping to prevent the buildup of toxins.
2. High in vitamin C
Citrus fruits, such as lemons, are high in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from damaging free radicals. Vitamin C may decrease blood pressure and lessen your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
While lemons aren't the most vitamin C-rich citrus fruit, they're nonetheless an excellent source. One lemon contains roughly 18.6 milligrams of vitamin C (the recommended daily amount is 65–90 mg).
3. Better breath
Have you ever used lemon to remove the stench of garlic or another strong odour from your hands? Some people also use lemon water to treat bad breath produced by eating strong-smelling foods like garlic, onions, or fish.
Drinking a glass of lemon water after meals and first thing in the morning can help you avoid bad breath. Lemon is known to encourage saliva production, and water helps to avoid a dry mouth, which can contribute to bacterial foul breath.
How to make lemon water:
To make lemon water, squeeze half a lemon into warm or cold water. We recommend organic lemons.
Tip: Add lemons to your reusable water bottle, leaving it in the fridge overnight. Bring it to work or on the go!
Make lemon water even better with:
- Ice cubes
- A few sprinkles of mint (fresh leaves)
- A teaspoon of raw honey or maple syrup
- A slice of fresh ginger
- Some sprinkles of pepper & turmeric