Wednesday, March 26, 2014

lemon water

I recently read a fantastic article on the zillions of health benefits that comes with drinking a significant amount of lemon in your water. I bought a bag of lemons last week and have been squeezing one half lemon in each glass I drink during the day. At first, I thought it would have been too strong to drink, but it actually is an incredibly refreshing twist to regular water. I typically order water from restaurants with a lemon wedge, however to get the full benefits this is the breakdown of portions:
-If you are 150 pounds or less, use one half of a medium size lemon in your regular sized water glass. If you are over 150 pounds, it is recommended to use an entire lemon per serving.

So what may you ask are the main health benefits of doing this?

1} It gives your immune system a much needed boost!
Citrus is obviously jam packed with Vitamin C and when you are stressed is actually the first vitamin in your body to drop! During your extra stressful days, amp up your lemon water intake to reduce that drop.

2} It aids in digestion
Lemon water helps loosen the toxins in your digestive tract and helps relieve common issues such as heartburn and bloat. It also helps overall de-toxify by stimulating your liver and after just a week or so, I could honestly feel my jeans a little looser! Bye bye bloat.

3} Say Bye Bye to breakouts
Lemon water is jam packed with antioxidants that help banish blemishes, wrinkles too! You can also put it on age spots and scaring to help minimize their appearance...sounds like the least expensive beauty regimen ever!

4} Gives you added energy!
Once lemon water enters your digestive tract is supplies your body with more energy as well as helping to reduce anxiety and depression.

These are just a few of the benefits that I have personally experienced from giving lemon water a try. I typically try to go through 3-4 lemons a day, so stock up when they are on sale!

Happy Wednesday!


  1. I've recently started doing this too and I love the taste it gives to the water. Yesterday I made a big pitcher of lemon/cucumber water. It beats drinking sugary stuff for sure!

  2. It is a natural diuretic.
    I helps to add a bit of lemon to water when you have had kidney stones to help keep them away.