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Many of you have heard that incorporating lemon water in your lifestyle change can be greatly beneficial. Lemon water is also highly recommended in juicing diets, detoxes, and fat-loss diets. Having lemon water upon wakening seems to be the most beneficial in terms of health.
1. Boosts your immune system
Since Montreal has set a record for the coldest winter yet, it is important to have your immune system working at its best. Lemons are loaded with vitamin C which boost fighting bacteria.
2. Balances your pH levels
Lemons provide an alkaline affect on the body once its metabolized. When the body remains in a highly acidic state, it forces the body to source minerals from your bones to neutralize the acidity.
3. Encourages weight-loss
Lemon suppresses the hunger from a source called pectin fibre.
4. Aids in digestion
Lemon juice not only encourages healthy digestion by loosening toxins in your digestive tract, it helps to relieve symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, burping, and bloating. It encourages the liver to created bile which is an acid required for digestion.
5. Natural diuretic
Lemons increases the rate of urination which flush out the toxins in your body by enhancing enzyme function.
6. Promotes healthier skin
Because lemon water purges toxins from the blood, it helps clear up the skin as well.
7. Freshens breath
Not only can it freshen your breath but it can help eliminate tooth aches.
8. Relieves respiratory problems
There is some research that show drinking warm lemon water upon awakening help people with asthma and allergies.
9. Reduces cortisol
Because of its vitamin C presence, it helps reduce the stress hormone present in your body. Best to have some in early morning workouts especially to make sure cortisol levels do not stay elevated throughout the day.
10. Balances sugar digestion
Because it can help with inadequate stomach acid, lemon water can help fight inflammation and help with poor sugar digestion.
11. Helps curb cravings
The abundance of fiber reduces the possible over consumption of food and suppresses appetite.