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 a whopping 17 dreamy reasons to wake up to lemon water…
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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.