By Amanda Wilkes:
The saying typically goes, “When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade”; however, in my recent findings, lemon water is even better! After hearing all the hype about lemon water, I decided to do some research of my own and write an article.
I committed to drinking lemon water every morning for five days straight. Getting used to the bitter taste was a little difficult, especially first thing in the morning. But after only three days, I arose craving the awakening taste and ran to the kitchen. At that point, I knew this had become a morning ritual that I wouldn’t be kicking any time soon. Even after a short five days of drinking lemon water, I seemed to have more energy and better digestion throughout the day.
After my five-day lemon water trial, I decided to see if my findings were comparable with anyone else’s. Sure enough, more energy and better digestion were both included in many others’ testimonials. Even more research claims that drinking lemon water increased immunity; brought out clearer skin; helped maintain a healthy weight, hydration and enhanced mood; freshened breath; and improved health in general.
Lemons are filled with Vitamin C, which obviously explains increased immunity when drinking lemon water. Vitamin C is also needed for collagen production that leads to smoother, firmer, clearer skin. It also has been found that lemon juice will encourage appropriate stomach acid and bile production, which leads to better digestion. Drinking water in general will usually help maintain a healthy weight; however, drinking lemon water first thing in the morning has been found to be even more beneficial. Lemons contain many cleansing properties, which explains why drinking lemon water can be the answer to fresher breath. After drinking your lemon water, it is important to remember to rinse your mouth for 30 seconds with plain filtered water to prevent any acid from the lemon juice to remain on your teeth.
So join me on the lemon water drinking brigade and see how good life can be when it gives you lemons.