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Did you know one of the best things you can do for your body is drink Water with Lemon? It can help with bloat, weight loss, and skin tone, in addition to hydrating with a delicious twist.
A lot of people skip sipping on water when they are bloated, when in reality they should be doing the opposite. "People tend to think that when they're holding on to water they should cut back drinking it, but that's not the case," says David Grotto, RD, a FITNESS advisory board member and author of 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life and The Best Things You Can Eat. Retaining water is actually your body's way of holding on to fluid so you don't dehydrate. If you're having a bloating problem, that's the time you want to push fluids, not restrict them, says Grotto. Since lemons are a natural diuretic and a gentle laxative when added to warm water, consuming the liquid can help reduce the amount of salt retained in the body. Just make sure you drink from the glass and not through a straw, so you don't take in any extra air.
Need More Benefits of Lemon Water?
Lemon is an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies.
Lemons contain pectin fiber which is very beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial.
It balances maintain the pH levels in the body.
Having warm lemon juice early in the morning helps flush out toxins.
It has a synergizing effect on the body as it helps soothe the digestive system.
It aids digestion and encourages the production of bile.
It conditions and clenches the liver.
It is also a great source citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.
It helps prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections and diseases.