Even relatively minor adjustments to your daily routine can have a significant effect on your physical well-being. Try sipping on some lemon water to get your day started.
In this article, we will go over some of the reasons why you should give some thought to forming this incredibly easy routine of consuming lemon water as a habit.
Health Benefits of Lemon Water
Below you will find some of the health benefits of drinking lemon water right after you wake up.
The vast majority of us don't consume nearly enough water. Getting your day started on the right foot can be as simple as developing a routine of starting each morning with a glass of water with lemon. How can you tell if you're getting enough to drink? It appears that your urine is almost clear.
2. Source of Vitamin C
If you squeeze the juice of half a lemon into your water, you will only be adding an additional 6 calories to your diet. In addition, you'll receive more than a sixth of the vitamin C required on a daily basis, which is essential for the prevention of cell damage and the repair of injury.
3. Helps in Digestion
Acid is necessary for the digestion of food. Because of this, there is a significant amount of it stored in our stomachs. Lemons contain an acid that may be especially beneficial in terms of supplementing stomach acid levels, which, as we get older, tend to decrease.
4. Prevents kidney Stones
People who are deficient in urinary citrate are more likely to develop painful stones. Lemon water can help prevent these stones (a form of citric acid). The consumption of additional fluids helps prevent dehydration, which is a common factor in the formation of kidney stones.
5. Helps You Lose Weight
Consider what would happen if you switched out your morning coffee or orange juice for a glass of warm water with lemon. Not just once, but potentially twenty times each month; then multiply that number by ten years' worth of time. Your waistline will be grateful for your efforts.
6. Source of Potassium
Potassium is essential to your body's functioning. Transport of nutrients and waste as well as control of blood pressure are all dependent on it. Potassium can be found in a variety of foods, including fruits and vegetables.
7. Defends against oxidation
As with any other food, lemons are rich in phytonutrients, substances that protect your body from illness. Antioxidant properties in these phytonutrients protect cells from oxidation, the same process that causes rust.