21.5.14

DETOX BENEFITS | LEMON WATER

After a big night out, I decided it was time to detox to cleanse my system. For a few weeks, I was primarily drinking water with a slice or two of lemon. A bitter as it was, I felt great for it. I could see the benefits in my skin as I was breaking out less and it was just smoother in general. With regards to supposedly losing weight, I didn’t lose or put on (no complaints here). I just felt better overall. It wasn’t inconvenient in the slightest, as in the mornings I would quickly slice a lemon and squeeze it into a water bottle and unconsciously drink it throughout the day.

1. Gives your immune system a boost – The lemon contains Vitamin C which also helps to reduce stress.
2. Excellent source of potassium – Lemons are high in potassium which is good for heart health as well as brain and nerve function.
3. Aids digestion - Helps to relieve symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, burping, and bloating.
4. Cleanses your system - It helps flush out the toxins in your body by enhancing enzyme function, stimulating your liver.
5. Freshens your breath - It also helps relieve toothaches and gingivitis. The citric acid can erode tooth enamel.
6. Keeps your skin blemish-free - The antioxidants in lemon juice help to not only decrease blemishes, but wrinkles too! It can also be applied to scars and age spots to reduce their appearance, and because it’s detoxifying your blood, it will maintain your skin’s radiance.
7. Helps you lose weight - Lemons contain pectin fibre, which assists in fighting hunger cravings.
8. Reduces inflammation - It removes uric acid in your joints, which is one of the main causes of inflammation.
9. Gives you an energy boost - Lemon juice provides your body with energy when it enters your digestive tract, and it also helps reduce anxiety and depression.
10. Helps to cut out caffeine – Replacing your morning coffee with a hot glass of lemon water helps you to feel more refreshed and awake.
11. Helps fight viral infections – Warm lemon water is the most effective way to diminish viral infections and their subsequent sore throats.

I’m definitely going to continue this as it’s quick and easy with great benefits. In the summer, it will be cool and refreshing and be really nice to drink in general. If you find lemon to boring or bitter, you can also prepare a jug so that you can drink it throughout the day.

Ingredients:
1x Jug
1Lx Water
1x Lemon
2x Strawberry
0.5TSPx Ginger/Cinnamon

Have you tried Lemon Water?

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