7 reasons you should drink lemon water
There’s no doubt lemons are delicious, but does adding them to water make you healthier?
Here are ways your body may benefit from lemon water:
Water is the best beverage for hydration, but some people don’t like the taste of it on its own. Adding lemon enhances water’s flavor, which may help you drink more.
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.
Anecdotal evidence is strong that lemon water supports weight loss.
Improves skin quality
Vitamin C found in lemons may help reduce skin wrinkling, dry skin from aging, and damage from the sun.
Some people drink lemon water as a daily morning laxative to help prevent constipation. Drinking warm or hot lemon water when you wake up may help get your digestive system moving.
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.
Helps prevent kidney stones
Drinking lemon water not only gets you citrate, but also the water you need to help prevent or flush out stones.