Adding a squeeze of lemon to your bottled water has numerous health benefits. I had some anecdotal and first hand evidence that drinking lemon water daily can kick start your digestive system, stimulate your liver and combat flu symptoms. What I found after doing a little more reason was that there were actually numerous reasons to make this a part of your routine!
Let’s start with what’s in a lemon that makes it one of the original “superfoods”.
Nutritional Elements of Lemon:
Great source of citric acid, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and potassium
Naturally Cleanse Impurities
According to J. Kloss in the book “Back to Eden”, lemons are known to help prevent diseases by dissolving uric acid and preventing the decomposition of tissue. Lemon is especially beneficial to liver health as it fixes oxygen and calcium levels and strengthens the enzymes. The ideal time to drink lemon water for liver health is one hour before breakfast, before anything else is consumed.
Boost your Immune System
Given that lemon water has an alkalizing effect on the body, it combats bacteria and viruses that thrive in an acidic environment. Lemon water is also effective in reducing symptoms of a sore throat and phlegm buildup; classic cold & flu symptoms.
Use it as a Digestive Aid
Throw a couple wedges in your water to assist with digestion and elimination in the gastrointestinal tract. Notice a reduction in heartburn, bloating and constipation from this simple addition to your routine.
Other Key Health Benefits of Lemon Water
If it’s starting to seem like lemon water is a cure-all, that’s because it basically is. Notable lemon water health benefits also include:
- Relief of respiratory problems including asthma and allergies
- Increased nourishment of brain and nerve cells
- Dissolve gallstones, kidney stones, pancreatic stones and calcium deposits
- Lower high blood pressure
- Purify the blood and lessen bleeding
Make sure to pick up a bag of lemons with your next order of Fountain of Youth Bottled Water! You really can’t afford not to.