When Life Gives You Lemons … Drink Them!

Staying hydrated in summer is essential to our overall health and beauty! However, it can sometimes be difficult to take in the full recommendation of 2 litres per day. That’s why we are obsessed with lemon water!

Originating from Chinese culture, lemon water use to be used as a form of natural medicine and healing for the body and mind. And today … not much has changed.

Lemons are a great source of Vitamin C which help us look and feel good. Vitamin C is known to regulate hormones in the body, helping reduce and regulate the stress levels in our system. Vitamin C also helps in relaxing blood vessel walls; which regulate and help stabilise a super healthy blood pressure level.

This citrus fruit is also known to be a fantastic source of potassium. Potassium is important as it works on controlling electrical activity in muscles such as the heart. This antioxidant enhances the strength of muscles in the body and the metabolism and works on preventing serious diseases such as heart and kidney failure.

Drinking lemon water will help cleanse your system and aid digestion problems in your digestive tract. Lemon water works on flushing away toxins from the body by enhancing enzyme function, stimulating your liver.

A glass of lukewarm water with a fresh squeeze or wedge of lemon, is recommended to be taken daily, first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. This allows your body to absorb all the antioxidants found in lemons, while rehydrating your body and muscles after a long sleep.

While making us feel good, Vitamin C found in lemons also helps with the reproduction of collagen; known for maintaining healthy youthful skin. Know as a natural antiseptic medicine, lemons also help repair damaged skin cells by eliminating the appearance fine lines, blemishes, blackheads and facial scars.

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Branka Duric

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