Not only a delicious thirst quencher, lemon water is also a great energy booster in the morning when our tissues are dehydrated and in desperate need pf fluid to flush out toxins.
Pour a cup of fresh lemon juice to your drinking water to benefit from 187% of your Vitamin C daily value as well as a good dose of potassium, folate vitamin B6, thiamin, copper, fibre, magnesium and Vitamin E. Our bodies don’t produce Vitamin C. It is therefore important that we get enough by eating the right food. Vitamin C stimulates white blood cell production, is vital for your immune system to function optimally and also protects cells from oxidative damage.
Aids Digestion & Detoxification
Lemon juice has an atomic structure similar to digestive juices found in our stomach so it tricks the liver into producing bile that keeps food moving smoothly through your gastrointestinal tract. Lemon juice also encourages steady insulin levels, better nutrient absorption and less bloating. As a diuretic, it helps with waste elimination.
Rejuvenates Skin & Heals Body
Antioxidants fight damage caused by free radicals, keeping skin looking fresh. Its Vitamin C content also keeps the body producing collagen.
Helps Shed Pounds
Lemons contain pectin, a type of fibre commonly found in fruits. It helps you feel full for longer.
Boosts Energy & Mood
Instead of coffee, drink lemon juice and avoid caffeine crashes. When negative-charged ions like those found in lemons enter your digestive tract, it results in an increase of energy levels.
Lemons are easily available at grocers, markets and supermarkets in the fruit and vegetable sections. Look out for organic ones for added flavor and goodness.