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Six Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

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Ah lemons - the cheeriest fruit in the fruit bowl. Not only are lemons an all-round superhero in the kitchen, they’re incredibly good for you too. Read on for six benefits of drinking lemon water - you might just be surprised!

 

Healthy Digestion

Lemon juice can aid your body’s cleansing processes, and is a good natural remedy for constipation. Drinking warm lemon water makes for a great start the day, as it helps flush out any toxins accumulated during the night. Drinking lemon water after a heavy meal is another good way give your digestive system a boost.

 

Happy Immune System

Full of vitamins and minerals, lemons can give your immune system a handy boost. Most importantly, lemons are packed with Vitamin C, which can help your body recover from fatigue, colds and other minor ailments.

 

Aids Weight Loss

Again, Vitamin C comes to the rescue! Some experts claim that drinking lemon water can aid weight loss by speeding-up your metabolism, meaning you’ll burn fat quicker. The pectin is thought to help release glutathione - a helpful antioxidant.

 

Breath Freshener

Lemons have fantastic antiseptic qualities, which means they can get rid of the nasty bacteria in our mouths that cause halitosis. Hello, lemon fresh breath!

 

Detoxifying

Had a few too many drinks at the weekend?  Lemon water is your new best friend! Lemons can help cleanse the liver and flush out unwanted toxins, helping you get back to your usual, lively self.

 

Sore Throat Relief

Sore throat? Mix lemon juice with some honey and warm water, or add to herbal teas to help with the discomfort. Lemons have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which can help you on your road to recovery.

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