I have been drinking lemon water for years and I REALLY LOVE IT. I drink it every morning and whenever I can. I even bring lemon water to workout and people think I am drinking alcohol (haha! they are hilarious). Not only lemon water tastes refreshing and give a KICK IN THE BRAIN in the morning, but apparently it brings lots of benefits to our body (I did not know until I did some research).
1) Rejuvenates skin – Lemon are vitamin C and antioxidants rich. Lemon helps in decreasing wrinkles, scars and age spot. As a result, it will maintain your skin’s radiance.
2) Boosts immune system – The vitamin C in lemon is also essential to protect body against cold and immune system deficiencies. Lemon is also a very powerful antibacterial.
3) Cleanses your system – Lemon contains pectin fiber which is beneficial for colon health. Also, lemon aids digestion and encourage the production of bile.
4) Maintains the pH levels in the body – Although lemon is acid when being consumed, lemon becomes basic once inside the body. As a result, lemon keeps the acid-base balance in our body in check.
5) Reduces inflammation – Lemon decreases the acidity in your body, which is where disease states occur. Also, lemon removes uric acid in your joints, which is one of the main causes of inflammation.
Above are just the tip of the iceberg. There are a lot more benefits like decreasing pain, maintaining health of eyes et cetera. As to the amount of lemon to put into the water, I juice one slice of lemon for every cup of water (and put the peel in the water as well) because I LITERALLY drink lemon water all day. There are sources that uses body weight as a guideline, but I think personal preference is more important. However, I high recommend using warm water to make lemon water because not only the juice penetrates better in warm water, but also drinking warm water is better for your body (drinking cold liquids make your body to work in reverse to warm them to body temperature before beginning to digest).
Do you like having lemon in your drink? What do you usually have lemon with? Post your comments below. See you next time!