Friday, December 27, 2013

9 Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

Hi, Barbizon of Akron! Not too long ago we did a blog post about the benefits of drinking water. Not too long before that, we also did a blog on how lemons can improve your skin health. Well, now we're doing a blog on combining the two to make a knock-out combination that you should make part of your daily routine! The beauty and health benefits of lemon water are incredible! Read below to see just what all it can offer.

Aids in Weight Loss- After eight hours of sleep, drinking lemon water first thing in the morning helps to fight dehydration which can lower your metabolism. Drinking a full glass will also help curb your hunger cravings.

Balances pH in the Body- By drinking water everyday, lemon water helps reduce acidity as it is one of the most alkaline foods known to man! Although it has citric acid and seems really acidic, the acid doesn't metabolize in your system. A high alkaline diet has also been shown to help you lose weight quicker.

Anti-aging Effects- The vitamin C in lemons helps reduce blemishes and wrinkles!

Clears Acne- Lemon water helps to purge toxins from your blood which in turn, helps to keep your skin clear. You can actually apply lemon directly to any scars or discoloration on your skin to reduce appearance.
Just put lemon on your spot at night and wash off in the morning with cool water.

Flushes Your Body- Have constipation, heartburn, or other digestive problems? The juice from lemon water aids in flushing toxic material from your body while also encouraging the liver to produce more bile, which is important for digestion.

Natural Diuretic- Feeling bloated? Lemons increase the rate of urination which helps relieve water weight while helping to keep your urinary tract healthy.

Freshens Breath- That's right! Lemon water helps to keep your breath fresh and clean!

Stress Reliever- Stress often depletes the vitamin C in our bodies. Lemon water helps replenish this essential vitamin.

Immune System Boost- As stated earlier, lemon water is packed with vitamin C which naturally fights colds... But it's also high in potassium which stimulates nerve and brain function and has also been shown to help control blood pressure.