Why You Should Drink Lemon Water

Updated February 23, 2019, 11:33 a.m.

Lemons water is sure to boost your immune system, improve your digestive systems, and cleanse your skin from the inside out. Enjoy a refreshing glass or two of lemon water everyday.

Just the thought of a lemon’s sourness might actually have your lips puckering right now. Well, the good news is you don’t have to eat a lemon as you would other fruits – whole. They can be enjoyed many ways; however, an easy way to reap the full many of their benefits is to simply put them in water.

Making Lemon Water. There is no mystery to making lemon water. You just need a pitcher or glass of water and a lemon. Drop a few slices in a glass and enjoy. This is truly the best all-natural flavored water. Not only is lemon water refreshing, but also it’s very beneficial. Enjoying a glass of water with fresh lemon slices or lemon juice is quite healthy. It’s great for boosting your immune system, treating for cold symptoms, detoxifying the liver, cleansing your digestive tract and body of toxins, and promoting beautiful skin. All those benefits and it has such a refreshing taste also.
Boosting Immune System. Rich in Vitamin C, lemon water gives your immune system quite a boost and as a result, helps prevent illnesses. Also, Vitamin C when taken daily is great for healing infections as well as wounds.
Digestive System Support. Digestive juices and enzymes are used to break down food once it’s in your digestive system. Unfortunately, the body’s digestive tract gets all clogged and bogged down due to consumption of unhealthy foods such as sugar, fat, additives, and other things. Whenever this happens, the result is a variety of irritable bowel symptoms including bloating, heartburn, and constipation. Lemon water helps your liver to create bile, which breaks down food in your system and keeps things functioning well.
Promoting Beautiful & Clear Skin. Your skin is really a reflection of your health and nutrition. What you eat and drink might be doing harm to your skin. Toxins from a variety of foods and beverages can cause acne, rashes, and other skin problems. When you drink lemon water, it cleanses your bowels and systems of waste and toxins, thus allowing your skin to be more clear and beautiful. Also, many people use lemons as an all natural topical skin remedy and cleanser.
Lemon Water Prescription. Many people recommend that you start each day with one or two glasses of water (room temperature) with lemon juice. Some even suggest putting a little honey in it. The reason behind having it first thing in the morning is that it works best on an empty stomach. Thousands, if not millions, of people (including doctors) swear that this is a very rejuvenating and detoxifying cleanse. Be sure that you brush your teeth after drinking lemon water. This neutralizes the acidity, which isn’t great for the teeth. Other options would be to rinse your mouth out with water or simply drink the lemon water through a straw.

Related on Haitian Recipes:

Read this next