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5 Reasons to Drink Lemon Water


1. Lemon water enhances immunity  High in vitamin C, adding lemons to your water is an easy way to support the immune system! Remember, the body cannot manufacture vitamin C and therefore, must come from our diet. 

2. Lemon water gives the skin a radiant glow  Vitamin C just so happens to be a potent antioxidant and is an essential component for growth and tissue repair. The free radical scavenging activity of vitamin C may slow cellular aging, improve skin complexion and associated signs of aging including wrinkles, sagging, and hyperpigmentation among others [1].  3. Lemon water can aid in weight loss Adequate hydration is a crucial component of any health and wellness program! Lemon water is an invigorating drink with ample benefits and is exceptionally hydrating. In fact, a study published in the Journal of American Dietetic Association revealed water consumption prior to breakfast affected hunger and satiety during the meal, suggesting water before meals could effectively aid in weight loss [2].  4. Lemon water supports natural detoxification  Lemon juice is acidic, like the natural conditions of the stomach. Lemon water naturally stimulates bile production from the liver which helps keep things moving, aiding in overall digestion so toxins and excess hormones do not recycle through our body.  5. Lemon water stimulates the lymphatic system When the lymphatic system becomes congested, we can experience a range of symptoms from fatigue, to bloating, to brain fog. Adequate hydration is necessary to keep the lymph moving and some fresh-squeezed lemon water can certainly assist! 

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