Do you feel good? Are you healthy? If not, or you want a simple way to help yourself get healthier and feel better, here’s 5 ways drinking lemon water improves your health and life.
What’s Up With Lemons?
Why are lemons (and all citrus fruits, really) so good for you? That little yellow bombshell is loaded with stuff your body loves:
- vitamin C
- B-complex vitamins
Lemons have more potassium than grapes or apples. Vitamin C, potassium and magnesium are all critically important for approximately 300 bodily functions. And fresh lemon juice taste pretty good, so that’s a plus!
It’s easier for your body to absorb and process the vitamins and minerals it needs from food and beverages than it is from pills. Pills don’t always break down in your intestines, so you may not be getting any nutrients from them at all.
5 Ways Drinking Lemon Water Improves Your Health and Life
Here’s just a few of the benefits of drinking lemon water:
1. Your Liver Will LOVE You!
When I studied anatomy and physiology for aromatherapy school, I found out a whole lot of things I didn’t know and the one that stuck with me the most is how good lemon is at protecting your liver.
YO – you can’t drink yourself silly just because you’re imbibing lemon, okay?
EVERY MORNING, squeeze half of a fresh lemon into either warm or room temperature water (about 6 to 8 ounces) and drink it down. Woo hoo – you just made friends with your liver!
2. Flushes Out Toxins in your system
This goes along with reason number 1 above, and makes you feel better because you’re getting rid of all the toxins that would otherwise be stored in your liver and other organs. Most of us have not connected the dots when we feel tired and draggy, but this is one culprit.
According to BodyEcology.com the toxins lodge in your cells, soft tissues, and muscles, and overwhelm your entire immune system and that’s why you feel sluggish.
See what’s going on?
3. Reduces Inflammation
This is huge y’all! Inflammation is the culprit behind so much disease and left unchecked, it causes real damage. You may not be aware of it right now, but it wreaks havoc on your system. Go back to reason number 1 and drink that lemon water every day!
4. Boosts Your Immune System
The d-Limonene in lemons is known to activate white blood cells which is what makes up your immune system. (Have you had your lemon water yet today?)
It’s full of vitamin C which is like having jumper cables for your immune system. That’s why you take more vitamin C when you feel a cold coming on.
5. It Reduces Anxiety and Depression
Lemon is the most universally loved scent and it’s excellent for those who live with anxiety and depression as it has a calming effect on your nervous system.
Bonus Reasons Why Lemon Water Will Change Your Life
I couldn’t resist – here’s even more reasons to drink lemon water every day!
- Helps fight hunger cravings (hello weight loss!)
- Assists with fighting viral infections
- May help manage blood sugar levels
- Excellent for avoiding kidney stones
HERE’S THE BIG CAVEAT TO ALL THIS WONDERFUL NEWS: Lemon is acidic until it hits your intestines, so it will take rust off a bumper (and the enamel right off your teeth). That means you must DILUTE THE FRESH LEMON IN WATER. Got it?
Have your drank your lemon water yet?
Listen, nobody gets out alive in this life and I’m not saying that drinking lemon water makes you perfectly healthy and you’ll live forever. What it does help you with is keeping your system cleaner and happier and that means m-a-a-a-y-b-e you’ll stay healthier longer.
IT’S HALF OF A LEMON AND SOME WATER – YOU CAN DO THIS!
Let me know if you have any questions about drinking lemon water – or how aromatherapy can make a huge difference in your life. You can call, email or simply fill out this quick and easy contact form and let’s talk today!