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March 06, 2015

20 Reasons to Reach for Lemon Water Every Morning

Drink a cup of warm lemon water first thing upon waking! You'll be stunned at the incredible ways in which it will benefit your mind, body, skin, heart and overall well-being.

Here are just a few (okay, twenty) reasons why you should consider adding lemon water to your morning routine. 

20 Reasons to Drink Lemon Water Each Morning

  1. It will flush your toxins right on out.
  2. The vitamin C content is a huge boost to your immune system.
  3. It can help reduce symptoms of the common cold.
  4. The potassium content will nourish your brain and nerves.
  5. Its pectin fiber content will help to regulate your appetite.
  6. It is an enormous aid in controlling weight.
  7. It is fantastic for your skin and overall complexion.
  8. It will alkalize your body helping you to maintain a high pH level, and therefore fight off diseases which cannot thrive in such an environment (such as cancer).
  9. It can help relieve heartburn.
  10. It can help relieve tooth pain and combat gingivitis.
  11. It will help regularize and stimulate your (ahem) bowel movements.
  12. It supplies you with crucial electrolytes.
  13. It can reduce pain in your muscles and joints.
  14. The citric acid content will jump start the digestive process.
  15. It will cleanse your liver better than any other food, prompting the liver to release toxins and produce much needed enzymes.
  16. It is a wonderful antioxidant.
  17. It can lower your blood pressure significantly.
  18. It can help dissolve and combat calcium deposits, which cause kidney stones and gallstones.
  19. The anti-inflammatory properties help relieve sore throats and/or inflamed tonsils.
  20. In pregnant women, it can aid in bone growth and brain cell formation in unborn babies.

Worried about keeping your fridge stocked with fresh lemons? Try adding a packet of True Lemon -- 100% delicious crystallized lemon -- to your cup for the same delicious taste and health benefits.

[Credit: Giacobbe, Alyssa "How Lemon Water Became the New Kale." Self.]
[Credit: "20 Reasons you should Drink Lemon Water in the Morning" Living Traditionally.]