8 Reasons To Drink Lemon Water

8 Lemon Water Benefits To Up The Ante On Your Morning Routine

Me? I’m a coffee gal.

So much of a coffee gal that I have both a drip machine (set to turn on right when I wrap up my morning meditation so I can smell the black gold as I get out of my cozy bed) and a ceramic pour over thing for my afternoon brew.

But damn starting the day with a warm cup of lemon water is giving my coffee a run for its money.

Not just because there’s something about starting the day with lemon water that makes me feel instantly healthier, but also because it makes me realize how acidic my coffee is as it runs down my esophagus.

Listen, I’m not giving up my coffee – and I’m not suggesting you should either – but I am suggesting that the first thing you put in your empty belly in the morning is an alkalinizing drink of lemon-spiked water… and then the coffee!

Here’s why…

8 Reasons To Drink Lemon Water Every Morning

Boost Your Immune System. Trying to fight a cold – or prevent one? Adding lemon water to your morning routine washes your gut with bug-fighting Vitamin C (and, yes, your gut is where your immune system hangs!).

Improve Digestion. Suffer from heartburn, burping, or bloating? Lemon water helps to clear and calm your digestive system for fewer stomach issues.

Reduces Inflammation. While lemon tastes acidic, it’s actually alkaline when in your body, decreasing your body’s acidity, flushing out uric acid, and reducing inflammation, which will help everything from achy joints to acne.

Calms Anxiety. Even the scent of lemon can help to reduce anxiety and give you a feeling of calmness. Sure, a lemon scented candle would work, but lemon water gives you all these other benefits too so, well, do that!

Reduce Muscle Cramps + Soreness. Lemon water is nature’s electrolyte enhanced water. Packed with potassium, calcium, and magnesium, it will help to reduce muscle soreness and increase hydration, making it ideal for athletes (or just regular gym goers!).

Go #2. Yup, lemon water will help you poop. Especially if it’s warm and on an empty stomach. The key is the citric acid in lemons, which stimulates the secretion of gastric juice, which helps move everything along.

Detox Your Liver. Had a few too many cocktails last night? Help reboot your liver with lemon water.

Fight Wrinkles. Lemons are loaded with antioxidants! Pair that with the water and lemon’s alkaline hydrating properties and this morning cocktail is the ideal anti-aging beverage.

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