Tonight I got in bed with a glass of iced water with lemon. It was truly refreshing after a long day in the sun and post 4th of July activities. It may sound nuts, but I find lemon water (hot or cold) to be totally cleansing - kind of a spa at home scenario.
I decided to do a bit of digging around online, as I was curious about potential health benefits to drinking lemon water. Sure enough, there are! (according to a few sources)...enjoy!
Can Drinking Lemon Water Help With Weight Loss?
Other Benefits of Lemons
- Lemons are antibacterial
- Lemon water can help with digestion, heartburn and bloating
- Lemon water can cleanse and revitalize the liver and kidneys
- Lemon juice contains calcium, magnesium and potassium and can cleanse the skin
- Hot Lemon water can relive cold and flu symptoms and provide Vitamin C
How to prepare a lemon water drink
This is pretty easy; it’s basically water with some lemons added in. First get a glass of water and after that cut some slices of lemon and add them to the drink. You could also squeeze some of the juice into the water. I prefer the water a little bit cold, however some people believe that room temperature or even lukewarm is better for you.
In addition to increasing vitamin C intake and helping weight loss, lemon water may just encourage you to drink the important 6-8 glasses of water each day that your body needs.
**If you’re going to leave the skin on the lemons make sure you wash them well otherwise pesticides and chemicals could leach out of the rind and into your water if they are left soaking for too long.ARTICLE SOURCE