Drinking a cup of warm lemon water every morning is one of the simplest, most affordable and natural ways to improve your health which has incredible benefits on your health.
1. Boosts your immune system
Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds. But the question I had was why? When I looked into it further, I discovered that Vitamin C has been shown to increase the production of white blood cells.
Those white blood cells are the defender cells that attack bacteria and viruses. Vitamin C may also keep existing immune cells healthier and better able to produce enough of the kind of antibodies that attach to viruses and bacteria to mark them for destruction.
2. Lemons are good for your brain
They’re high in potassium, which research shows stimulates brain and nerve function. Let’s dig deeper. Just one lemon contains 80 milligrams of this essential mineral — which is also important for basic cell and muscle functions and maintaining your body’s fluid balance.
3. Lemon juice balances the body’s pH
Lately, you may have noticed that people are talking a lot about reducing the body’s acidity by eating and drinking alkaline foods. You may be surprised to learn that while lemon juice is acidic outside of the body, its effect is alkalizing after it has been fully metabolized.
4. It helps with weight loss
Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which could help fight hunger cravings… if you’re eating a whole lemon. And some people lose weight more quickly just by upping their water intake. But many people also find that juicing them into warm water for their morning cup helps them lose weight faster.
One research study found that polyphenols in lemon juice have the power to suppress body fat accumulation. The same research showed that the same compounds in lemons significantly reduced weight gain — even for those who were overeating.
5. It clears skin
The vitamin C in warm lemon water helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes by helping purge toxins from the blood. In addition to drinking it, lemon water can actually be applied directly to scars to help.
You’ll have beautiful, glowing skin in no time as the nutrients found in lemon nourish your skin from the inside out and the outside in.
6. And keeps you zen
Vitamin C is one of the first things depleted when you subject your mind and body to stress. As mentioned previously, lemons are chock full of vitamin C — which has been shown in numerous studies to reduce both the physical and psychological effects of stress.
In fact, people who have high levels of vitamin C in their bodies just don’t respond to stress like you’d expect. They feel less of it in highly stressful situations and then bounce back from those situations faster. So, one of the most surprising benefits of lemon in water in the morning might just be that you feel more centered throughout the day.
7. Helps kick the coffee habit
After I have a glass of hot lemon water, I actually don’t crave coffee as much in the morning. This is weird, I can’t explain it, but I’ll take it.