An avid drinker of water, I’ve learnt adding a squeeze of fresh lemon juice can add a refreshing spin on an old favorite. When I started drinking a glass of lemon water more regularly, it was after learning it helps with digestion, little did I know just how many more benefits there are.
Lemon juice is said to encourage healthy digestion by loosening toxins in your digestive tract, but have a cup of warm lemon water and it could also be used to help relieve symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, burping, and bloating.
It helps flush out the toxins in your body by enhancing enzyme function, stimulating your liver.
The antioxidants in lemon juice help to not only decrease blemishes, but wrinkles too! And because it’s detoxifying your blood, it will get your skin looking more radiant.
Lemons are high in potassium, which is good for heart, as well as your nerve functions and brain.
Lemons contain pectin fiber, which assists in fighting hunger cravings.
It also helps relieve toothaches and gingivitis, so it helps eliviate bad breath, but because the citric acid can erode tooth enamel, I would suggest you brush your teeth before drinking it.
It’s important to dilute the lemon juice with water, as it can be hard on the enamel of your teeth. Drink it first thing in the morning, and wait 15 to 30 minutes for your body to get what it can from the lemon water, before having breakfast.