Feel Better in 30 Seconds

Adding lemon to warm water can payoff big time. Lemon water doesn’t just quench thirst better than any other drink, it provides our bodies with vitamins, minerals and vital trace elements. It’s also a great energy booster first thing in the morning as our tissues are dehydrated and in need of fluids to push out toxins.

According to David Wolfe, health, eco, nutrition and natural beauty expert, there are over 20 health benefits to starting your day with lemon water. Here are some of the them:

  1. Electrolytes: Lemon water will provide your body with plenty of hydrating electrolytes in the form of potassium, calcium and magnesium;
  2. Joint Healing: Lemon water can help reduce both joint and muscle pain;
  3. Better Digestion: Drinking warm lemon water can help your body with digestion hanks to the citric acid contained in lemon. This acid interacts with various enzymes in your body and stimulates the secretion of gastric juice;
  4. Increased Liver Function: Lemon water will help your liver produce more enzymes with the help of lemon water than any other substance. Lemon water also aids your liver in helping it release toxins;
  5. Fight Respiratory Infections: Lemon water can help you battle everything from sore throats to tonsil inflammation, thanks to the anti-inflammatory property of lemon;
  6. Regulate Bowel Movement;
  7. Aid Your Metabolism: Being a powerful antioxidant, lemon can protect your body from various free radicals and also strengthen your immune system;
  8. Reduce Depression and Anxiety: Lemon water has a high potassium content – depression and anxiety are often linked to not having enough potassium in your blood;
  9. Cleanse: Lemon water can help cleanse your blood and arteries;
  10. Regulate Blood Pressure: Daily ingestion of one lemon is estimated to reduce high blood pressure by 10% – drinking lemon water is a great way to work towards that quantity;
  11. Revitalize Your Skin: Lemons contain vitamin c, which is known to improve skin conditions;
  12. Relieve Heartburn: Mixing a teaspoon of lemon juice per half glass of water can help relieve heartburn;
  13. Kidney Stone Relief: If kidney stones are a concern for you, drinking lemon water can help dissolve not only those but gallstones, pancreatic stones and calcium deposits;
  14. Lose Weight: Lemons have pectin fiber, which aids in the suppression of hunger cravings;
  15. Prevent Cancer: Several studies have found that cancer cannot thrive in an environment that is alkaline, something lemon water promotes.