There may be arguments in the health community about exactly how much water to drink each day, but we do know it's important to stay hydrated. For those who find water boring, lemon has long been suggested as a tasty addition to help compel them to chug.
If you're having trouble pooping, warm water and lemon might be just the thing to help you go. Taking in plenty of water is helpful for constipation in general, and the citrus can give some help to get things moving inside.
If you're suffering from a Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) or want a way to prevent them, lemon water can help. Lemon helps change the pH blood and the urinary tract so that harmful bacteria can't stick around.
Of course, there's no way to avoid morning breath, but drinking lemon water can combat the bacteria in the mouth, and therefore, lessen the potential for bad breath. Be careful, though - lemons can also erode the enamel on your teeth, so it's a good idea to rinse with plain water after your glass.
There are a variety of theories as to why lemon water might cause weight loss (including feeling more full from the pectin contained within).
Freshen Your Skin
Thanks to all the vitamin C within lemons, your skin reaps the benefits of you drinking the fruit as well. Vitamin C assists in the production of collagen, so having more in your diet can prevent wrinkles from forming. And of course, drinking lots of water is great for skin in general.
Pump Up The Immune System
There's a reason you're always drawn to oranges when you're sick — once again, the power of vitamin C at play. Consuming the vitamin daily (via lemon water) can help keep you healthy and stave off infection.
Recover From A Workout
Sports drinks have long been seen as the best way to 'rehydrate' after a workout, but they're often unnecessary for the kind of exercise most people do regularly. Lemon water, meanwhile, provides the hydration needed.
Helps With Aches And Pains
Lemon water can help reduce uric acid in our joints, which is one of the main causes of inflammation, especially as related to arthritis.
It's a sad fact of our cold weather existence - phlegm happens, especially in the morning, but lemon juice can help. Adding a little honey to help rid your body of the mucous.
Strengthens The Brain
Lemon may be known best for its vitamin C, but it also contains potassium, which helps with brain and nerve function. So for a quick natural way to feel more alert, lemon water is a great bet.
Cleanses The Liver
The liver can make more enzymes out of lemon juice than any other food. While we aren't advocating for an intensive cleanse (we know those are unnecessarily), this can help give your organ a boost.