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MANY restaurants serve lemon water, routinely, and some people start their day with it, instead of coffee or tea. The health benefits of lemon water are widely known.

It promotes hydration

Generally, the recommended intake for water is 91-125 ounces, including water from food and drinks. Water is the best beverage for hydration, but some people don’t like the taste of it on its own, so they add flavours, which may help them to drink more.

It’s a good source of Vitamin C

Citrus fruits, like lemons, are high in Vitamin C, and ¼ cup raw lemon juice provides about 23.6 grams of this vitamin.. That’s over 30% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA).

Vitamin C may reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, and lower blood pressure. It may also help prevent, or limit, the duration of the common cold, in some people.

It improves your skin quality

Vitamin C found in lemons may help reduce skin wrinkling. A study concluded that people who consumed more Vitamin C have less risk of wrinkled and dry skin. How water improves skin is controversial, but one thing is certain. If your skin loses moisture, it becomes dry and wrinkle-prone.

Whether it’s better to apply moisturiser to the skin, or drink more water, isn’t clear, but it’s recommended that we drink at least eight glasses of water daily to stay hydrated, and rid the skin of toxins.

It aids digestion

Some people drink lemon water as a daily, morning laxative to help prevent constipation. Drinking warm or hot lemon water when you wake up may help get your digestive system moving.

It freshens breath

Have you ever rubbed a lemon on your hands to remove a powerful smell? It’s thought to neutralise odours. The same folk remedy may apply to bad breath, caused by eating foods with strong smells like garlic, onions or fish.

Keep your breath sweeter by drinking a glass of lemon water after meals, and first thing in the morning. Lemon is thought to stimulate saliva, and water helps prevent a dry mouth, which leads to bad breath caused by excess bacteria growth.

It helps prevent kidney stones

The citric acid in lemons may help prevent calcium kidney stones. Increase citric acid intake to decrease your risk of getting new calcium stones. Drinking lemon water not only helps you get more citric acid, but also the water you need to prevent stones. Drinking ½ cup of lemon juice provides the same amount of citric acid you’d find in prescription varieties.

How to make lemon water

In order to reap any health benefits of lemon water, you need drink it consistently, and you need more than just a single wedge of lemon in your mug.

When making lemon water, always use fresh lemons, and not artificial lemon from a bottle. To make lemon water, squeeze half a lemon into eight ounces of boiling, warm or cold water. To make the drink as healthy as possible, use filtered water and organic lemons.

Infuse flavour to lemon water by adding:

* a few springs of mint

* a teaspoon of maple syrup or raw honey

* a slice of fresh ginger

* a dash of cinnamon

You can also add slices of other fresh citrus fruits such as limes and oranges, or cucumber slices. Having lemon ice cubes on hand is a great way to quickly add lemon to your water. Simply squeeze fresh lemon juice into ice-cube trays and freeze. Drop a few cubes into a glass of cold or hot water, as needed.

Start your morning with a mug of warm lemon water, and keep a pitcher of water infused with a few sliced, whole lemons in your refrigerator, to drink throughout the day.

 

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