Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » 10 Reasons To Wake Up To Lemon Water

10 Reasons To Wake Up To Lemon Water

Diet and Nutrition News & Advice, Featured, Mobile Slider Featured, Your Health

So about a year ago, I started drinking a tall glass of lemon water first thing each morning. The natural concoction is touted for it’s beneficial effects on your overall health—from boosting the digestive system and immunity to encouraging natural cleansing.  Not only that, but a simple squeeze of fresh lemon is jam-packed with potassium, vitamin B and C, calcium, magnesium, antioxidants, and iron.

Here are ten dreamy reasons to wake up to lemon water…

1. Promotes Healthy Hydration

Water is essential for health and energy. However, many people don’t appreciate the taste of plain old H20. Try squeezing a small sliver of lemon in your water—and voila—the tangy citrus takes the flavor up a notch without adding calories from sugar. In fact, you can slice a few lemon wedges to toss into your water bottle to promote healthy hydration all day long!

If lemon isn’t enough, you can also add sprigs of fresh herbs, think fresh mint or fresh basil. A few slices of scored cucumber will also add a bit of crispness to plain old water without adding any calories, refined sugars, or fake flavors. If you don’t favor the taste of lemon, you can also add some sass with other types of citrus. Try wedges of lime, mandarin oranges, or pink grapefruit.

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

More on ActiveBeat

  • 6 Things to Know About Conjunctivitis in Children
    Conjunctivitis, often referred to as pinkeye, doesn't necessarily have the redness of the eyes that the name implies.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Natural Remedies for Treating Body Odor
    Perspiration, the release of salt-based fluid from the sweat glands, is the natural process by which the body regulates its temperature.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Aphasia Therapies and Treatments to Talk About
    Aphasia is the inability to properly communicate orally or through writing, usually as the result of a stroke or another medical problem.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Gastritis Diet: Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid
    A condition that involves the inflammation, irritation or erosion of the stomach lining, gastritis can occur suddenly or gradually as a result of many different factors.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Symptoms of Migraines in Children
    We often associate migraine headaches with adulthood (even though they're actually the most common acute headache in kids), from the stresses of work and life.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Brain-Boosting Activities to Help Prevent Alzheimer's
    In the United States, Alzheimer’s disease affects one in 10 people aged 65 and older. Despite how common it is, scientists have yet to discover what causes the development and...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Treatments for Scleroderma
    Scleroderma is a type of skin disease that can result in the skin becoming abnormally hard and tight, sometimes resulting in redness, discomfort, and pain.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Foods to Avoid When Suffering from Shingles
    Shingles is no fun at all for adults – it's caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox, which can become dormant for years and reappear as this painful nerve condition.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Iron-Rich Foods That Aren’t Meat
    Iron, an essential mineral that helps to transport oxygen throughout the body, comes in two dietary forms: heme and non-heme.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Natural Remedies to Soothe Nausea
    Most everyone has suffered from nausea at some point in his or her life. Defined as “an uneasiness of the stomach that often comes before vomiting,” there are a multitude of...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Causes of Malocclusion
    Malocclusion: defined as the misalignment of the upper and lower sets of teeth, it's one of the most straightforward problems in dentistry.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Breathe Easier with These 6 Natural Asthma Treatments
    Asthma is a condition that causes breathing to become very labored, which can limit activities or even lead to medical emergencies.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 9 Possible Causes of Amnesia
    As far as mental health matters go, amnesia may be one of the most frightening conditions out there.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Don't Be Confused by These 8 Delirium Causes
    "Delirium" is a term often used for someone who is not in their right mind, and often there are underlying health factors.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Promising New Medical Treatments for Cancer
    Medical science is constantly making cancer breakthroughs, however there's an extensive process to bring treatments to the public.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice