Coffee or Tea is the usual beverage of choice first thing in the morning, but before you get your caffeine kick try sipping on a glass of lemon water… you’ll be amazed at the results! Squeeze the fresh juice of either half or a whole lemon into warm water and drink on an empty stomach before you have your breakfast to receive the full benefits which we’ve listed below.
Drinking lemon infused water helps to promote naturally healthy glowing skin and assists in reducing inflammation caused by acne. The antioxidants found in lemons give your skin the glow whilst the Vitamin C helps your body in producing collagen meaning you can sip your way to smoother skin and give your immune system a boost.
Beat the bloat.
We all know salty snacks and caffeinated drinks leave us feeling one thing…bloated. But sometimes you just can’t resist it, that’s where lemon water comes in handy. Lemon juice not only relieves bloating but also aids a healthy digestive system so you can keep your stomach looking lean and toned.
Lemons contain a magic ingredient known as pectin fiber this fiber found in a number of fruits absorbs water creating a feeling of fullness and helps you to feel full for longer… so no more pesky cravings!
Starting your day with a glass of lemon water is a great way to wake you up for the day without the dreaded caffeine crash. The negative-charged ions found in lemon juice stimulate increased energy levels once they enter your digestive track meaning sustained energy.
Better mood and increased focus.
Citrus fruits such as lemon and oranges are not only commended for their boost of Vitamin C, but even the scent of these fruits can boost energy and alertness. Additionally, the scent of lemons is proven to help improve your mood and even increase productivity.
TIP: always brush your teeth after drinking lemon water, although the water helps to dilute it, it is still very acidic and can break down the enamel on your teeth.