We all know how important it is to drink water for our health. But what if we could supercharge the water we are drinking each day to provide us with EVEN MORE health benefits! And what if I told you all you had to do was add some L E M O N? Pretty cool hey! What's even better is it makes your water taste sweeter (or tangier) and can make it so much easier to drink your required 2 liters/day! I also find it to quench my thirst a lot quicker and I love being able to experiment with the combinations of lemon infusions I add to my water! Check out the list below of some of the FAB health benefits lemon water can provide you and my favourite infusion combos!
BENEFITS The following is a list of the many benefits lemon water can provide to you!
DIGESTION & DETOXIFICATION - Because lemon juice’s atomic structure is similar to the digestive juices found in the stomach, it tricks the liver into producing bile, which helps keep food moving through your body and gastrointestinal tract smoothly (COOL!). The acids found in lemon juice also encourage your body to process the good stuff in foods more slowly. This drawn-out absorption means insulin levels remain steady and you get more nutrients out of the foods you consume (MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK). Additionally, it works at stimulating the liver and flushing out toxins (so you may find yourself peeing more!).
VITAMIN C – It’s important to remember that your body doesn’t make vitamin C on its own, so we must get enough of it from the foods and drinks you inget! Lemons are chock-full of the vitamin and stimulates white blood cell production, vital for your immune system to function properly and aids your immune system which keep colds and flu at bay.
SUBTLE SKIN - The antioxidants found in vitamin C fight damage caused by free radicals, which keeps your skin looking fresh and keeps the body producing collagen, which smooth out those wrinkles!
WEIGHTLOSS - Lemons contain pectin, a type of fiber commonly found in fruits, which helps you feel fuller for longer!
ENERGY & MOOD BOOSTER - Negative-charged ions, found in lemons, enter your digestive tract and increase in energy levels! Additionally, just the scent of a lemon has been found to reduce stress levels and improve moods! So buy some lemon essential oils while you are at it!
Green Tea + Mint + Lime = FAT BURNING & DIGESTION
Cucumber + Strawberry + Kiwi = BLOOD SUGAR CONTROL & DIGESTION
Cucumber + Lemon + Lime = HYDRATION, DIGESTION & APPETITE CONTROL
Lime + Orange + Lemon = IMMUNITY, DIGESTION & HEART BURN
Berries + Basil = HYDRATION & IMMUNITY
Strawberry + Lemon + Basil = IMMUNITY & DIGESTION
Orange + Blueberries = IMMUNITY, DIGESTION & HEART BURN
Raspberry + Lemon = HYDRATION & DIGESTION
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