7 reasons your body needs lemon water
It helps with hydration
Water is the best beverage for hydration, but some people don’t like the taste of it on its own or simply get tired of it. Adding lemon enhances water’s flavor, which helps to drink more.
Its a good source of Vitamin C
Citrus fruits like lemons are high in vitamin C, a primary antioxidant that helps protect cells from damaging free radicals.
It supports weight loss
Anecdotal evidence is strong that lemon water supports weight loss. Whether this is due to people simply drinking more water and feeling full or the lemon juice itself is unclear.
It improves skin quality
Vitamin C found in lemons may help reduce skin wrinkling, dry skin from aging, and damage from the sun.
It aids digestion
Research some people drink lemon water as a daily morning laxative to prevent constipation. Drinking warm or hot lemon water when you wake up may help get your digestive system moving.
It freshens breath
Have you ever rubbed a lemon on your hands to get rid of the smell of garlic or some other strong odor? The same folk remedy may apply to bad breath caused by eating foods with strong smells such as garlic, onions, or fish.
It prevents kidney stones
The citric acid in lemons may help prevent kidney stones. Citrate, a component of citric acid, paradoxically makes urine less acidic and may even break up small stones. Drinking lemon water not only gets you citrate, but also the water you need to help prevent or flush out stones.