Lemon Water

I’m eagerly anticipating the reopening of gyms.  I joined Planet Fitness in 2018, and that was the first time in fifteen years that I had joined a gym, so as you can imagine, I was frustrated when they closed in March.

During that span of fifteen months, I got myself on this lemon water kick.  I buy the six-pack of Smart Water, that’s 6-1 Qt. bottles, and I was putting several pieces of sliced lemons in them.  The lemon definitely added flavor to the water, but after several months, I noticed my belly flattening.

There’s something about seeing results.  It motivates you in all kind of ways, and so I decided to do a little research to see what else lemon water was doing for me.

According to,

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/food-news/this-is-the-perfect-amount-of-lemon-water-you-should-drink-every-day/articleshow/75264249.cms

it’s perfectly okay and recommended to drink lemon water everyday.  Lemon water is good for the replenishment of ascorbic acid or vitamin c in our body which is important for good hair and a healthy heart.  Also, squeezing two lemons in glass and drinking that natural juice once per day first thing in the morning, can help with constipation and prevent the formation of kidney stones.  

In an article written by Helen West and published on healthline.com titled “6 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Lemons,” Helen West outlines those benefits for us, and they are:

  1. Heart Health
  2. Help Control Weight
  3. Prevent Kidney Stones
  4. Protection against anemia
  5. Reduce Cancer Risk
  6. Improve Digestive Health

Some of the findings are similar in both articles, and that’s a good thing because it further proves the legitimacy of their findings.

The next time you go to the food store, pick up some lemons.  Your body will thank you, and then, you’ll thank your body.

 

 

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