Water with lemon is a wonderful home remedy for a number of ailments. While you can take over-the-counter diuretics, they often tend to deplete your vitamin B stores and can also do some less-than-savory things to your gut health. A simple age-old remedy of drinking hot lemon water can not only help you fit into your pants more easily, but will also naturally cleanse the blood, kidneys, bladder, and other organs so that your body can more easily eliminate toxins from the body.
Lemons are much easier on your digestive and urinary systems than over-the-counter products as well. The same way lemons can clean your kitchen, they can also clean your insides.
If you want to make your hot lemon water even more effective, add a little diced garlic to boost its cleansing properties even more. Garlic is an amazingly healthful spice that has been utilized for centuries for its medicinal properties. Check out some health benefits of garlic here.
This one little remedy also boosts your immunity during cold and flu season, and can get rid of bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, and even lessen urinary tract infection. It can lessen arthritis, gout, and a host of other diseases that arise in the body due to inflammation as well.
Further, warming the water will help the body process it without having to utilize energy to change it to body temperature. This is a wonderful drink to replace your morning coffee as well if you have a frazzled adrenal system and need to rely on caffeine daily.
Lastly, citrus fruits like lemons don’t oxidize as quickly as other foods, so they are wonderful for scrubbing your insides clean and keeping your pH levels balanced. Yes, this is true even though lemons are ‘acidic’.
Overview – 7 Lemon Water Benefits:
- Natural body cleanser, detox agent
- Improves digestion
- Aids in weight loss
- Prevents cold and flu
- Stops bloating
- Helps with urinary tract infections
- Keeps your mouth clean
Try sipping on warm lemon water throughout the day, or just replace a few unhealthy drinks like soda or sports drinks with this great substitute. You’ll feel less bloated, more energetic, and healthier from head to toe.
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Christina Sarich is a humanitarian and freelance writer helping you to Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.