The Health Benefits of Lemon Water

water-met-limoenLemon water seems to be all the rage these days, everyone from celebrities to fitness gurus are swearing by it. But is it as good as they say? Most experts agree that it is!

  1. Natural energy

You know that nasty caffeine addiction? According to the Washington Times, “90 percent of the [American] adult population already ingests caffeine on a daily basis.” Lemon water gives you a natural energy boost. So many people are dropping their morning coffee and going for a warm glass of lemon water instead.

  1. Clear skin

Lemon water balances the pH in your skin and works as a natural antiseptic medicine. Lemon water fights against all kinds of skin problems including wrinkles, acne, blackheads, and scarring.

  1. Fresher breath

Lemons are very acidic and bacteria have a hard time living in acidic environments. When you drink lemon water, you make your mouth “a not bacteria friendly place.”

  1. Aids in digestion

Lemon juice is actually very similar to the body’s digestive juices. When you drink lemon water, it aids your body’s natural digestive juices.

  1. Helps you lose weight

Lemon juice naturally curbs your appetite and increases your metabolism. This means you’ll feel less hungry without the scary side effects of most appetite curbing supplements.

  1. A natural detox

Lemon is a natural cleanser so it helps to detox the liver and kidneys. Drinking lemon water increases the production of bile, which helps the liver detoxify the body.

Karen Masters, Life Coach and owner of Artful Living Boutique can be reached at artfullivingshop@gmail.com

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