With water making up 60% of the adult human body, it's especially important to stay hydrated during these warm summer months. Here are five reasons why you should consider adding lemon water to your diet:
1. Promotes healthy digestion. The acids found in lemon water help promote a healthy gut thus resulting in better absorption of nutrients, which can also help prevent bloating.
2. Prevents colds and other illnesses. One cup of lemon water provides over 170% of your daily recommended Vitamin C serving, which helps your immune system fight off colds and illnesses.
3. Heals your skin and body. The high levels of vitamin C found in lemon water promote your body to produce collagen, which helps smooth out wrinkles on the face.
4. Helps with weight loss. Lemons contain Pectin, a fiber that is found in some fruits. Sipping on lemon water regularly can help you feel fuller longer, thus resulting in less snacking throughout the day.
At Elements Massage, we make fresh lemon water each morning. Treat yourself to a refreshing cup at your next visit - and enjoy the health benefits that go with it.