10 health benefits of drinking lemon water

10 health benefits of drinking lemon water
Posted on 06/24/2021
lemon slice splashing into water

Here are 10 reasons why starting the day with a glass of warm lemon water is great for your health.

  1. Aids digestion: lemon juice flushes out unwanted material and toxins from the body. Lemon also is high in minerals and vitamins and helps loosen ama, or toxins, in the digestive tract.

  2. Cleanses your system: Lemon juice is a diuretic. It helps flush out unwanted material.

  3. Boost your immune system: Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds. They are also high in potassium, which stimulants and brain and nerve function. Ascorbic acid in lemons has anti-inflammatory effects.

  4. Balance pH levels: Drinking lemon water regularly can help you remove overall acidity in the body, including uric acid in the joints, which is one of the primary causes of pain and inflammation.

  5. Clear skin: The vitamin C component as well as other antioxidants help decrease wrinkles and blemishes.

  6. Energize you and enhance your mood: Lemon is one of the few foods that contain more negative charge ions, providing your body with more energy when it enters the digestive tract. The smell of lemon juice can brighten your mood and help clear your mind.

  7. Promote healing: Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) promotes wound healing and is an essential nutrient in the maintenance of healthy bones, connective tissue and cartilage.

  8. Freshness of breath: Rinse your mouth with water after you finish your lemon water to avoid any damage that citric acid may do to tooth enamel.

  9. Hydrates your lymph system: Lemon juice supports the immune system by hydrating and replacing fluid loss by your body.

  10. Aids in weight loss: Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings.

The Lenexa Rec Center offered free lemon water to visitors on Tuesdays during June in the lobby.

Published June 24, 2021