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Benefits of adding lemon water to your diet

Healthy Eating
 Benefits of adding lemon water to your diet (Photo: iStock)

Who does not love lemon water? 

Although most people may take lemon water because it is delicious, it also comes with some health benefits linked to it. Here are some ways your body can benefit from lemon water consumption:

Helps with weight loss

Are you struggling with losing weight? Lemon water might just be the solution for you. While having a workout routine is key, a change in diet can also come in handy to aid the whole process.

 Like regular water, lemon water will reduce your calorie intake and promote satiety. This way, it can help you lose weight faster or maintain a diet you are on.

Promotes fresh breath

While drinking water may keep your mouth fresh, drinking lemon water can double the effects. Lemon as fruit contains acids that help kill bacteria that promote bad odours, hence leaving you with fresh breath.

Boosts your immune system

Like other citrus fruits, lemon is rich in vitamin C which is a natural source of antioxidants that help boost your immune system. Also, mixing it with some honey or ginger can help your body fight off cases of flu and colds more efficiently and faster.

Helps cut off caffeine

There is nothing as refreshing as a cup of coffee in the morning to give you a boost, however, coffee can be addictive as its effects wear off as the hours go by.

Taking lemon water in the morning might be a good alternative to caffeine. Lemon contains negative ions that increase the amount of oxygen sent to the brain, making you feel more alert and less drowsy all day.

Keeps your skin soft and healthy

As established before, lemon water contains vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps reduce skin damage and wrinkles.

Lemon water also contains high pH levels that reduce inflammation, hence no pimples. Citric acid can also be used for mild acne and evening dark spots.

Aids digestion

Did you know that taking lemon water in the morning can help prevent constipation? Now you know. Also since your body is at rest all night, it will help awaken your metabolic fire and get your digestive system going.

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