Nutritionists, doctors, and beauty experts always advise people to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water a day. Despite the benefits that this act would bring to our bodies, only a few people actually do it. In these times of coffee shops and fast food chains, water is has become the thing you drink if you do not have anything else to drink and you feel deprived. This needs to be changed so we can get the much-needed water in our bodies. What you can do is perk your drink a little bit. How? Add lemon. It adds a refreshing twist to plain water while providing your body with more than what plain water can offer.
Lemon is very inexpensive so you would not have to worry about your budget. With just a few drops of lemon, you get necessary nutrients such as Vitamin C, B, and Riboflavin. Other things you can get from adding lemon to water is calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, carbohydrates, and protein.
If you have digestion issue, adding lemon to plain water is recommended. Regular drinking of hot water with lemon can help relieve nausea and vomiting, heartburn, hiccups, bloating, and other digestive irritations. This is also an ideal drink for people who do not have regular bowel movements. Lemon is well known to be a natural cleansing agent so it can help cleanse the colon and get rid of waste effectively. It is also said that a spritz of lemon in water would be able to aid the liver into producing bile and to help dissolve gallstones.
If you read a lot of women’s magazines, you would know that lemon is a natural skin care agent. It has antiseptic properties and contains enough vitamin C to promote healthier skin by preventing the early signs of aging from taking place. Drinking water with lemon not only cleanses and improves bodily processes; it also helps with dental issues like toothache and gum problems. If you are prone to bleeding gums or your gums are causing bad breath, massage some lemon water on them to cleanse them and give them a fresher scent. Lemon water can also be applied on the gum and the tooth that aches. The antiseptic property of lemons helps cleanse and ease the pain brought about by toothaches.
Weight loss can be difficult to achieve, if that is your goal but lemons can help here too. If people knew that lemon can help with weight loss, they would probably be drinking nothing else but lemon water. By drinking this instead of other commercial thirst quenchers, you get lesser calories and you get the water that your body needs to digest better and to burn calories faster.
Lemon water is not just for adults, but for kids as well. When your child has a fever or flu, let them drink warm water with lemon. This does not only provide them with much-needed vitamin C to make their resistance stronger, it also helps the body perspire more, thus, breaking the fever.
It’s a simple but powerful change and if it helps you drink more water, all the better!