Just Add Lemon—Lemon Water Benefits You Should Know
You’re no dummy. You already know that drinking plenty of water daily is essential for your body to function. Water helps prevent dehydration, get rid of waste, and avoid constipation. Being hydrated also ensures that your joints are well lubricated and your body maintains a healthy, normal temperature.
If you don’t drink enough water, your body will surely tell you.
And while drinking regular water comes with obvious benefits, there are a plethora of lemon water benefits that might surprise you—and encourage you to drink even more.
Read on to learn all about lemon water benefits and how to make the ultimate lemon water recipe. Yup—we’re going to tell you exactly how to do it, so you won’t have a single excuse to avoid staying hydrated.
So, what’s so great about lemon water?
Lemon Water Helps Promote Weight Loss
One of the major benefits of lemon water is that it can help you manage your weight. Oh yeah!
Lemons contain powerful antioxidants called polyphenols that help prevent weight gain. They offset blood glucose levels and improve insulin resistance, both of which (when out of control) can lead to diabetes.
Not only can lemon water help you lose weight because of its antioxidants, but the mixture also helps you feel full. Oftentimes people mistake their feeling of thirst for hunger. Next time you have the munchies, try a glass of lemon water first before reaching mindlessly for a snack.
Drinking a large glass of lemon water a few times a day, especially before mealtime, can help prevent you from overeating and keep you feeling full longer.
Lemon Water Improves the Look of Your Skin
Drinking lemon water is a great way to flush waste out of your system, which in turn helps to improve the look of your skin. And who doesn’t want a healthy glow?
The Vitamin C found in lemons helps keep your skin glowing and less prone to breakouts. The antioxidants found in lemon water can help with a variety of different skin conditions.
If your skin is dehydrated, it will be dry, and any wrinkles will appear deeper than they are. We’re pretty sure nobody wants that. Drinking lemon water can help hydrate your face and give you healthier, better-moisturized skin.
Lemon Water Helps With Digestion
If you have trouble getting things moving (yes, we’re talking about in the bathroom), a cup of warm lemon water in the morning is a great way to prevent constipation. It acts as a natural laxative to get the gears going in your digestive system.
Additionally, if there are toxins in your gastrointestinal tract, lemon juice helps to flush them out. It can help relieve symptoms including indigestion, excess gas production, and bloating.
Lemon Water Keeps Your Breath Fresh
One of the best ways to get rid of strong odors is with lemon juice. It acts as a powerful palette cleanser to get rid of the smell and taste of intense ingredients in your food like garlic or onion. Drinking lemon water in the morning and after meals is a great way to cleanse your mouth and tongue.
Lemon might also help prevent your mouth from becoming dry because it can stimulate saliva. A dry mouth is caused by bacteria and can lead to bad breath.
And therefore, drinking lemon water makes you more smoochable.
The best way to keep lemon water handy? In your favorite reusable water bottle filled with lemon water, of course. That’s right—an Owala® bottle with lemon water can help cleanse your palette, freshen your breath, and make you a better kisser.
Lemon Water Helps Keep You Hydrated
This is one of the most obvious lemon water benefits. But it’s so advantageous that it is worth mentioning.
Lemon water promotes hydration and might make it easier for you to drink the recommended amount of fluids. Some people find it difficult to down enough plain water each day. But with a lemon twist, you can make your water tastier and more refreshing.
Lemon Water Is a Great Source of Vitamin C
Many citrus fruits are high in Vitamin C and lemons are no exception. Vitamin C is important in fighting free radicals that damage cells in your body. It may also help you battle an oncoming cold.
When you feel stressed, the level of Vitamin C in your body can diminish quickly. It is important to ensure that you get enough—especially on days when you are stressed or run down.
Lemon water can make it easier for you to get your daily dose of Vitamin C. You can carry your lemon-water-filled Owala bottle everywhere with you and sip (or swig) it throughout the day.
Lemon Water Helps Fight Infections
One of the oldest home remedies if you’re feeling sick is hot water with lemon. It can help ease a sore throat, lessen the effects of a viral infection, and strengthen your immune system.
Boosting your immune system helps ensure that you get sick less often. Drinking lemon water daily is a great preventative measure against illness. It’s not only your Grandma who says so.
How to Make Lemon Water
Not sure how to make lemon water? It’s pretty straightforward, but we understand if recipes are not naturally your thing. In that case, just leave it to us.
Here’s an easy-peasy recipe for lemon water:
- 30 oz. of filtered water
- 2 large lemons
- Insulated 32-oz. Owala water bottle (try the FreeSip, Flip, or Twist)
Cut the lemons in half and squeeze the juice into a small bowl. Using a strainer to filter out the seeds, pour the lemon juice into your 32-oz. Owala bottle. Add water, close the leak-proof lid, and give your bottle a shake. Your insulated bottle will keep the lemon water fresh and cold all day long.
Bottoms Up to Lemon Water Benefits
With so many lemon water benefits, making this part of your daily routine is a no brainer. Drinking lemon water aids in digestion, helps fight off infections, improves your skin, helps with weight management, keeps you hydrated, and gives you a boost of Vitamin C.
And, as we mentioned, you’ll be a regular kissing bandit with your nice fresh breath.
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