Lemon water are powerful with incredible health benefits. It doesn’t just quench thirst, drinking lemon water first thing in the morning gives the body a chance to absorb vitamins effectively and can provide a little immune boost. It also provides our bodies with plenty of vitamins, minerals and vital trace elements.
Here are more reasons to drink lemon water every morning as alternatives to plain water and caffein..
1. Helps Digestion
The biggest lemon water benefit may be from the temperature of the water and not even the added lemon. Drinking any water, or especially warm water, first thing in the morning can help flush the digestive system, improve your energy levels and rehydrate the body.
2. Healthy Skin
By helping flush the body and improve digestion, lemon water can lead to cleaner skin. It also contains Vitamin C which is needed for collagen production for smooth, healthy skin.
3. A Natural Flush
Drinking enough water (lemon water), especially in the morning, helps make sure that the body can perform these jobs most effectively. There is even some evidence that lemon juice can help stimulate proper stomach acid production and bile production.
4. Immune System Boost
Lemons contain Vitamin C, although not a spectacularly high amount, but 30-50 mg per lemon. They also contain potassium. Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning gives the body a chance to absorb these vitamins effectively and can provide a little immune boost.
Vitamin C is also good for the adrenals and can potentially help reduce the affects of stress.
5. Healthy Weight
There is evidence that drinking water, especially lemon water, first thing in the morning can help maintain a healthy weight. A research in Germany found that drinking enough water increased metabolism:
After drinking approximately 17 ounces of water, the subjects’ metabolic rates — or the rate at which calories are burned — increased by 30% for both men and women. The increases occurred within 10 minutes of water consumption and reached a maximum after about 30 to 40 minutes.
However, drinking water (or lemon water) by itself isn’t going to be a miracle weight loss solution, but with other healthy habits, it can help maintain a healthy weight.
Note: It is always important to drink enough water, especially in the morning. Lemon water might be a better alternative to caffeinated drinks, especially for those with adrenal problems.