Nourish your body with a delicious glass of lemon water. There are many reasons why you should grab a glass, as well as being a fantastic natural energy boost, you'll also benefit from all the nutrients packed inside.
Here are 16 reasons you should introduce lemon water to your life right now.
1. Weight loss
Rich in pectin, lemons can help suppress hunger cravings and it can also reduce bloating, acting as a natural mild diuretic.
2. Help cure throat infections
Relieve a sore throat today. Help fight infections with lemon juice and all its glorious antibacterial properties.
3. Keep regular
Drinking lemon with warm water will help to regulate your natural bowel movement.
4. Cut down the caffeine
Add honey to your lemon and water for a natural energy booster. You'll soon be able to replace your daily coffee.
5. Make your mouth happy
Help prevent tooth pain and gingivitis (inflammation of gum tissue) with water and lemon.
6. Dissolve phlegm
The citric acid in lemon will dissolve phlegm and Vitamin C and K antioxidants will help fight off colds.
7. Silky skin
The vitamin C in lemon will improve you skin by rejuvenating the body.
8. Jolly joints
Drinking lemon water is a natural way to reduce joint and muscle pain
9. Lively liver
Vitamin C is an antioxidant which can help the liver with detoxification. The liver also makes more enzymes out of fresh lemon juice than any other food element, so your liver will become more efficient with a dose of lemon!
10. No more smelly breath!
Drink lemon juice with warm water and honey to help eliminate bad breath! The acidic property of lemon will help get rid of odour-causing bacteria.
11. Balances pH
Lemon juice is acidic and high in potassium, which can help to alkalise your body.
12. Battle blood pressure
Lemons are high in potassium which helps to control blood pressure. The Vitamin C will also help to lower blood pressure.
When you're stressed for a long time your Vitamin C levels get depleted. Grab that lemon water, as they are packed full of Vitamin C.
14. Trying to conceive?
Increase your chances of getting pregnant with lemon water! A woman's cervical fluid needs to be alkaline to protect sperm cells, so start drinking that lemon water to restore the body's pH levels.
15. Feel happier
The scent of lemon can brighten your mood and help to clear your mind, so drink a glass today!
Replenish body salts after a strenuous workout session with a glass of lemon water.
Grab a refreshing glass of lemon water today & let us know what you think in the comments below...
Loving all the tips, thanks for sharing :D
Love the tip, but what is the best way to make the lemon water?
Hi Michelle, I like to quarter my lemon and pop two into a mug with some warm water.
Does this work with cold water?
Hi Louisa. It's best to use hot water, as this increases the body temperature, therefore also increasing your metabolic rate - great for weight loss! I hope this helps :)
I am going to try this as I have terrible bloating and bad arthritis with a lot of joint pain. As I suffer from gastric reflux. Will the lemon make it worse or help?
Hi Sylvia. Sorry to hear you're in pain! Lemon can have an alkalizing effect on the stomach, helping to soothe it. This may indeed help your acid reflux. Good luck! :)
My mum used to make a large jug of lemon water when we had colds as children. It helps to clear mucus and is a good source of vitamins. It is a natural remedy and can be taken with paracetamol for aches and pains
That's really interesting, Paula! Thanks for sharing.
Lemon in warm water is very good especially first thing in the morning, however, it is not great for the teeth becase of its acidity, so drink using a straw but use the reclycable straws.
I have the juice of a lemon with just cold water every morning, before anything else. I have done this for about 4 years now, and have banished my IBS symptoms. I seem to have fewer colds too.
That's amazing, Lucy!
Have been drinking lemon water fore years ,always have a bottle on me especially after swimming
Thanks for sharing!
These tips have been amazing I know a few people with these ailments me included and ime going to give them a go
That's great to hear, Pauline!
I am type 1 diabetic and I drink green tea with a slice of lemon, I'm I getting the same benefits?
Hi Gunner! The concentration of the lemon might be lower than in standard lemon water, but I should think the green tea will give you added benefits anyway.
I will try the lemon water then I ll send my opinion but you not said how much lemonyp water
I use half a lemon squeezed and topped up with hot water.
Yes, we'd suggest the juice of half a lemon per glass of water. However, some people prefer a stronger lemon flavour and use more, while others prefer a milder flavour and less.
My grans friend drank lemon water for years, but the lemon has worn away his teeth, and now his teeth are like spikes.
Really? That doesn't sound good!
Whenever we have colds I make a concoction of lemon water, honey,fresh grated garlic & fresh grated ginger. Serve this hot especially before bedtime, sometimes a shot of whisky for extra help. I wonder if it is partly psychological but it seems to help
It sounds tasty!
Hi, thanks for the tips. Can I use the lemon juice from shops in a bottle please? X
You can, though fresh lemon juice is generally considered to be healthier. Bottled lemon juice may have preservatives and added sugars.
Does bought lemon juice do the same, the sort yiou would sqirt on your fish, or do you need to make it from fresh lemons?
Fresh lemons provide more nutritional benefits and better taste than bottled lemon juice, which may contain added preservatives and be pasteurized. However, if convenience is a concern, bottled lemon juice can still add flavour and provide vitamin C.
Hi Have until recently , three weeks before Christmas had Bronchitus /Throat infection , regularly drank daily lemon juice mixed with fruit juice and water but had to stop because of painful Heartburn ,possibly caused from prescribed Steroids ,briefly taken before course of strong Anti -biotics to alleviate persistent Choking . Hesitant still about Lemon Juice in drinks ,so any tips to prevent any discomfort, Thanks for your time Joan
To enjoy lemon juice without causing heartburn, you can dilute it, drink it with food, avoid drinking it before bed, drink it at room temperature, and talk to your doctor if you experience discomfort.
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