10 Great Reasons to Drink Hot Water & Lemon

10 Jan

The benefits of drinking hot water and lemon are many and varied.

  1. The vitamins and minerals found in lemons aid liver function, helping to mobilise toxins so they can be eliminated from your body.
  2. Citric acid stimulates digestion, which boosts your metabolism.
  3. Mixing lemon juice with a glass of water can help relieve heartburn*.
  4. The vitamin C in lemons is known to improve skin conditions.
  5. Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant, and can protect your body from free radical damage.
  6. The citrate in lemon water may help dissolve kidney stones, as well as gallstones, pancreatic stones and calcium deposits.
  7. Gout pain can be attributed to a build-up of uric acid; lemon water helps dilute this acid, thereby reducing this pain.
  8. Lemons contain pectin, a form of soluble fibre that helps to suppress hunger cravings.
  9. Helps your body to stay more alkaline, helping you fight off diseases.
  10. Studies have found that cancer can’t thrive in an environment that’s alkaline.

And the one reason to beat all the rest … lemon water tastes great!

Happy drinking,

Mac

 

* Heartburn is often caused by low stomach acid, rather than high.

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