It turns out lemon water is actually better for your wellbeing than just, you know, regular water.
- It promotes Hydration
For all of you real water drinkers out there- we all know that water has different tastes- but arguing Poland over Fiji is for another time (Fiji is better, though, just incase you’re wondering- especially with the new nipple top addition.) Some people don’t like the taste of just plain water, so great if adding a lemon helps you to down an extra a bottle a day- thats the goal.
2. Good Source of Vitamin C
Citrus fruits (a.k.a. lemons) are high in vitamin C, which is a primary antioxidant that helps protect cells from damaging free radicals.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 1/4 cup raw lemon juice provides about 23.6 grams of vitamin C. That is more than your daily allowance! (Side note: Vitamin C may reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and lower blood sugar.)
3. It improves your Skin Quality
A study published in the American Society for clinical nutrition concluded that people who consumed more vitamin C have less risk of wrinkled and dry skin!
4. It supports Weight Loss
“A study published in the Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition showed that polyphenol antioxidants found in lemons significantly reduced weight gain caused by a high-fat diet in mice. In addition, insulin resistance was improved.”
Seems like a bonus to me!
5. Helps Digestion
My Mom swears by hot water with lemon in the morning- there’s nothing like it to get your body moving again!
All in all, we’ll take more lemon water over here, please!