Monday Motivation: Health benefits of lemon water

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In the last few weeks, there have been several pictures and posts floating around the internet touting the benefits of drinking lemon water in the morning, if you look on pinterest you will find thousands of pins. But here is the real scoop on adding lemon to your water for extra benefits!

Benefits of Lemon Water

There are many benefits of drinking lemon water.

Lemons contain flavonoids, which are plant pigments that are known to have antioxidant and cancer fighting properties.

Lemons also contain important vitamins like Vitamin C and minerals like potassium, which is known to help improve heart health.

Studies conducted by the University of Wisconsin discovered that lemon juice can even help eliminate kidney stones from forming.

Special Tip: Lemon water is perfect to take with you and sip all day as a delicious hydrating treat. With an infuser bottle, you can refill the water over and over again and the flavor of the lemons will still infuse into the water.

Here are 5 more important lemon water benefits:

How To Make Lemon Water

It’s not difficult at all to make basic lemon water, you just need two ingredients: lemon and water.

Simply add the juice of one fresh lemon to warm or cold water. But adding wedges or slices to the water is not enough. Be sure to actually squeeze the juice into your water.

You want fresh squeezed lemons for maximum results, don’t get those little squeeze bottles from the store, they have no nutritional value and most of them contain harmful preservatives and chemicals.

For time saving methods simply squeeze lemons and freeze the juice in an ice cube tray, then you can pop a cube in a glass or mug of water for a fast boost of vitamin C.

If lemon juice is too strong for you , make a more mild version, cut the lemon into thin slices and drop them in your water.

In the afternoon, make yourself a fruit infusion pitcher of Cucumber Lemon WaterLemon Cucumber Mint Water, Lemon Mint Water, or another lemon water recipe for a tasty all day treat that can help suppress your appetite and keep you hydrated while boosting your metabolism.

In the evening, a warm glass of Honey Lemon Water will help you feel calm and relaxed, and before bed makes a really great nightly treat.

The vitamin C in will help tone up your skin while you sleep, add a glass to your nightly beauty routine.

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