- It is a GREAT source of potassium
- It gives your immune system a boost
- It aids in your digestion
- It helps cleanse your system
- It helps with acne prone skin
- It reduces Inflammation
- It The more H2O the less caffeine Right?
- It helps with weight loss
- It aids in fighting viral infections
- It helps you win the lottery……(nah, just keeping you on your toes)
Lemons are packed like a clown car with nutrients, including vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. (Fun fact: they contain more potassium than apples or grapes!)per LifeHacks.org
I originally saw this on one of those meme type things on Pinterest, but visited a Hilton Head oceanfront resort and they had humongous jugs of lemon and orange water everywhere we turned in the resort. I drank it our entire stay. On the drive home, I was craving it and I remembered that meme. The meme actually had more reasons than I have listed above; I am just much more comfortable listing the effects the lemon water had on me. Not to mention the weight loss benefit is no joke! Arguably, the same can be said for regular water; the more water, the more full you feel but there is just something about lemon water that makes you thirst for it. Plus it is delicious!
I started filling a gallon jug with filtered water and about 5 lemons sliced, just keeping it in the refrigerator. I bought a couple of reusable bottles and kept refilling them. This is a great idea if you plan on drinking the whole gallon in a day but to be honest that’s pretty difficult in the beginning, so scale it down. Another thing to think about is when I was out and about, I would sometimes have leftover water and by day two it just doesn’t taste as good. I advise determining how much you will drink in a day and only making it ahead of time if you are staying home or can bring the lemon water to work with you and keep in it a refrigerator.
However, putting that whole jug idea aside for a moment; filling a glass with 4 or 5 fresh lemon slices and topping it off with cold water simply cannot be beat. The lemon slices remain flavorful for at minimum the next 3 glasses.
Give it a go and let me know what you think!
Enjoy your day!