Lemon Water Health Benefits

Do you start your day with a glass of lemon water?

Glass of lemon water

Well, here’s why you may want to.

Lemon water is a relatively simple and inexpensive beverage that packs multiple health benefits in a cup. It’s also quick to make and doesn’t make much of a mess.

In this post, we’ll look at four reasons why you should consider adding lemon water to your diet.

Benefits

Vitamin C

As a citrus fruit, lemons have a high amount of vitamin C. Although other citrus fruits may have more vitamin C, lemons make a good choice due to their low sugar and calorie content.

Digestion

If you suffer from digestion issues, lemon water may be what you need. The drink can be used as a laxative. So if this applies to you, see what happens when you throw a cup of warm or hot lemon water into the mix.

Kidney Stones

Lemons assist in treating kidney stones thanks to their high concentration of citrate. Citrate is used to treat calcium oxalate – the substance responsible for the most common form of kidney stones.

Hydration

It’s no secret that you need water in your body to stay hydrated. And the importance of drinking water to stay hydrated isn’t either a confidential information. Yet many people have a hard time drinking plain water. Guess what? By adding some lemon juice, your water will have a lemon flavor. All this without the added sugars of various sweetened waters.

Caution

A word of caution:

We take you dental care seriously at Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation and so should you.

Although water with lemon juice is completely safe, Medical News Today advises that you rinse your mouth out after having the drink and then brushing an hour later because of the acid in the lemons.

Since acid eats away at your teeth’s enamel, you’ll be more prone to getting cavities if you don’t take care of your teeth.

Another option, they suggest, would be to drink with a straw so that the acid doesn’t reach your teeth in the first place.

Do you drink lemon water?

What has your experience been?

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