One of the healthiest things we can do for our body is detoxing. There are oodles of cleansing products on the market ranging in reasonable to outrageous prices. But there is a drink you can make at home for mere pennies that keeps skin glowing, aids in digestion, can help you lose weight and is packed with vitamin C! It’s lemon water.
Here are some nutritional facts from just one cup of lemon water.
- 61 calories
- 3 grams protein
- 6 grams sugar
- 0 grams fat
- 112 milligrams vitamin C (187 percent DV)
- 303 milligrams potassium (9 percent DV)
- 31.7 micrograms folate (8 percent DV)
- 0.1 milligrams vitamin B6 (6 percent DV)
- 0.1 milligrams thiamin (5 percent DV)
- 0.1 milligrams copper (4 percent DV)
- 1 gram fiber (4 percent DV)
- 14.6 milligrams magnesium (4 percent DV)
- 0.4 milligrams vitamin E (2 percent DV)
Benefits of Lemon Water
*Lemon water will provide your body with plenty of hydrating electrolytes in the form of potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
*Helps reduce both joint and muscle pain.
*Drinking warm lemon water can help your body can relieve digestion issues or settle an upset stomach.
*The acids found in lemons encourages your body to process the nutrients found in food slowly. This process allows insulin levels to remain steady and better nutrient absorption.
*Benefits the enzyme functions in your body by stimulating the liver and flushing out toxins.
*It’s a mild diuretic so you may find yourself going to the bathroom more often.
*Helps detox the body and skin.
*Drinking lemon water daily ensures your body gets a sizable amount of vitamin C daily.
*The antioxidant vitamin C fights damage caused by free radicals and keeps your skin looking youthful and fresh.
*Helps your body produce collagen, so your skin has fewer lines.
*The pectin in lemons help you feel satiated, so sipping on lemon water can help you lose a few pounds.
*The negative-charged ions in lemons will boost your energy level.
*It reduces stress levels and improves moods.
Lemons can also be used to clean your kitchen. It’s a natural deodorizer and leaves a fresh scent. Next time you’re thirsty or hungry, reach out for a cool glass of refreshing lemon water first. Your body will love it.