We all know how important water is and that we should make sure we drink plenty but do we?
Well I can say in my case not not always,I would much rather have a can of coke or a cup of coffee.My kids drink plenty of juice and water but I decided that I should really make the effort to practice what I preach so over the last few weeks I have given up all fizzy drinks and any drinks with caffeine.
The only things I am now allowing myself to drink is water or pure fruit juice.
At first it was a lot harder than I thought but then I started to change it up and drink warm water with lemon or with peaches yes peaches believe me it tastes good especially being home made. A simple lemon ginger and honey in warm water tastes really good.
If you want to try something different add some mint.
Here a a few reasons Lemon water is good for you.
1. Boosts your immune system: Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is
great for fighting colds. They’re high in potassium, which stimulates
brain and nerve function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure.
2. Balances pH: Drink lemon water everyday and you’ll reduce your
body’s overall acidity. Lemon is one of the most alkaline foods around.
Yes, lemon has citric acid but it does not create acidity in the body
3. Helps with weight loss: Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which
helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who
maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster.
4. Aids digestion: Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials. It
encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that required
for digestion. Efficient digestion reduces heartburn and constipation.
5. Is a diuretic: Lemons increase the rate of urination in the body,
which helps purify it. Toxins are released at a faster rate
which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.
6. Clears skin: The vitamin C component helps decrease wrinkles and
blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep
skin clear as well. Would you believe it can actually be applied directly to scars to
help reduce their appearance.
7. Freshens breath: It can also help relieve tooth
pain and gingivitis. The citric acid can erode tooth enamel, so be careful of this.
8. Relieves respiratory problems: Warm lemon water helps get rid of
chest infections and halt those pesky coughs. It’s thought to be
helpful to people with asthma and allergies too.
It has to be warm water not cold,Why is because Cold water can provides a
shock or stress factor to the body. It takes energy for your body to
process cold water.
So do you drink enough water and if so what is your favorite way?.