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8 Reasons to Start Drinking Lemon Water

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A well-known tip for people who don’t like to drink water is to add a bit of lemon, and while lemon water does spruce up plain water to make it more palatable, there are many surprising health benefits, as well. Lemon water is chock-full of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and mineral! Here are eight excellent reasons you should be drinking lemon water every day.

8. Lemon Water Aids Digestion

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Improve your digestion with a refreshing glass of lemon water! The chemical structure of lemon water is similar to stomach juices, and consuming lemon water has several positive effects on digestion, including stimulating bile production and eliminating toxins that have built up in your digestive tract. As a result, lemon water can help alleviate bloating, indigestion and heartburn, and ensure bowel movements are smoother and more consistent. Drinking lemon water throughout the day can result in a healthier digestive tract and a more comfortable you.

7. Immune System Booster

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Lemon water is full of vitamin C and other immune-system boosting vitamins and minerals. Feel a cold or flu coming on? Power up your immune system with lemon water to help keep you healthy! Lemon water can also help improve your body’s iron absorption, which is crucial for a healthy and strong immune system, and flavonoids found in lemons have been shown to slow cancer by inhibiting the cell division of cancer cells. The bottom line? Lemon water powers up your immune system to optimal levels to keep you healthier!

6. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

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Not only will lemon water make staying hydrated tastier, lemon water has been shown to hydrate the lymphatic system and prevent adrenal fatigue by removing toxins from the lymph nodes and colon while regulating optimal water levels. Other things in the body are also affected by lemon, including the concentration of sodium and other minerals, which help the body stay hydrated. Yes, drinking plain water will keep you hydrated, but adding a squeeze of lemon tastes great and allows for optimum hydration.

5. Kick Up Your Energy!

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Your body gets energy through food and drink, both of which provide electrically-charged molecules for the body’s consumption and energy production. Positively-charged molecules, known as cations, are most common, but lemon water provides negative-charged ions (called anions). As one of the few anionic foods available, lemon water works to oxygenate the body, stimulate natural enzymes and keep you energetic and active all day! Try a glass of lemon water next time you’re feeling fatigued, and experience the effect for yourself!

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