Lemon water is a staple in our house! We buy organic lemon juice in bulk because we use it so often. Lemon juice has an immense amount of health benefits, and its use is becoming more mainstream in health circles today.
While lemon water shares many of the same beneficial effects of regular water, such as decreased bloating, weight loss, curbed hunger and cravings, and healthy urine, it also is loaded with additional vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that regular water is not. So, while you are hydrating yourself with H2O, you’re also receiving additional benefits from the extra nutrients found in lemon juice.
This might sound odd because lemons are acidic, but lemons actually cause an alkaline effect in our body. Disease thrives in an acidic, internal ecosystem, so everything we consume should lean more toward the alkaline side to balance and nourish our body. Lemon water is an easy way to do just that!
Lemon water aids in digestion within our body by flushing our liver and kidneys with antioxidants that lead to a healthy dose of detoxification. This can also contribute to decreased caloric intake and weight loss, as well as reduced bloating.
Improves Energy Levels
Fatigue is the number one sign of dehydration! About 75% of Americans are not consuming the adequate amount of water that our bodies NEED. Adding lemon to your water is essentially a tasty way to incorporate more water into your diet, thereby increasing energy levels via hydration.
Packed with Vitamin C (1 cup contains 187% of your daily recommended serving!), lemon juice is loaded with antioxidants that fight free radicals and produce collagen, which is responsible for smoothing out wrinkles and plumping our skin. (1) Coupled with the hydrating elements of water, lemon juice can give you fresher, younger-looking skin!
I suppose there is a reason behind the lemon wedge placed on your drink at restaurants after all 😉 Use it!
In gratitude and good health,
Matt & Monica