8 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Lemon Water

Stacy's Lemon Water

One of our Patient Care Coordinators, Stacy, always has lemon water with her every morning and continues to refill it throughout the day. Here are what I think are the top 8 reasons why Stacy is doing the right thing:

1. Get Clear Skin
In general, drinking water throughout the day is beneficial for every organ in your body – including your skin. When you add lemon to your water you’re also adding vitamin C (an antioxidant). Vitamin C decreases the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, and can assist in producing more collage. Your skin will be naturally healthier.

2. Promote Weight Loss
One theory weight loss is directly reflected by drinking lemon water is because lemons contain pectin. Pectin fiber can help reduce hunger cravings.

3. Freshen Your Breath
Lemon water fights off bacteria in our bodies (or even on your counter tops), and it also reduces the bacteria in your mouth. This is what leads to bad breath and gingivitis. However, with the high acidity be conscious of tooth erosion.

4. Cut Out the Coffee
Adding lemon water, specifically in the morning, into your daily routine can help to kick that curb of always reaching for the coffee pot.

5. Have Better Digestion
Ever have trouble staying… regular? The citrus in lemon water encourages the loosening of toxins in your digestive system, making digestion a priority in your body.

6. Boost Your Immune System
Consuming Vitamin C daily can help reduce your risk of viral infections. Vitamin C decreases in our systems on a stressful day or in a depressed mood. So drink up some lemon water and boost your immune system.

7. Remove Toxins
Lemon water is a natural diuretic which flushes out the urinary tract, liver, and helps to purify the body.

8. Get an Energy Increase
You may have noticed lemons can exude a calming effect with their scent, and it may be the reason they reduce anxiety and depression. Keep your zen with lemon water!

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