Benefits of Lemon in our diet!
Easy, inexpensive, and so good for the body…inside and out!
1. glowing skin
2. improved digestion
3 aids in weight loss
4. packed with vitamin C
One cup of fresh lemon juice provides 187% of our daily vitamin C needs…plus, potassium, magnesium, and copper.
Because lemon juice’s atomic structure is similar to the digestive juices found in the stomach, it tricks the liver into producing bile, which helps keep food moving through your body and gastrointestinal tract smoothly. Lemon water also helps relieve indigestion or ease an upset stomach.
The acids found in lemon juice also encourage your body to process the best stuff in foods more slowly. This drawn-out absorption means insulin levels remain steady and you get more nutrients out of the foods you consume. Better nutrient absorption means less bloating. Lemon water benefits the enzyme functions in your body, stimulating the liver and flushing out toxins. Because it’s a mild diuretic, you might find yourself using the bathroom more often, helping the urinary tract get rid of any unwanted elements. All of this helps detox body & skin.
Vitamin C stimulates white blood cell production, vital for your immune system to function properly. As an antioxidant, vitamin C also protects cells from oxidative damage.
The antioxidants found in vitamin C do double duty in lemon water. They fight damage caused by free radicals, keeping your skin looking fresh. Getting enough vitamin C from your lemon water also keeps the body producing collagen, essential in smoothing out lines in the face.
In a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, regularly consuming vitamin C led to younger-looking skin and less wrinkles. (what more do you need to know! )
Also increases our energy levels!!
I start my day with a cup of hot lemon water…You should consider it!
Squeeze 2 fresh lemons and add to one half gallon of good spring water…leave on the counter and drink throughout the day at room temp!!