When you think of a lemon you may think of lemonade, or a tart tasting candy, but did you know what lemons contain many amazing health and beauty benefits? That's right, all you have to do is squeeze some lemon juice into your water every day.
Starting your day with a glass of lemon water is a great way to get on the path to better health. Lemons contain plant-based micronutrients called polyphenol antioxidants which are known to aid in weight loss and help with insulin resistance. Lemon water can also aid in digestion by helping with constipation and breaking down the build-up of toxins in your digestive system.
Lemons pack a big punch. Just a quarter cup of lemon juice contains 31 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and can help your body fight off free radicals and assist in fighting off serious diseases like cancer. It can also reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, lower blood pressure, and help with kidney stones.
Lemon water can also provide you with beauty benefits by improving your skin quality. Vitamin C helps grow and repair skin tissue and also helps produce collagen. Collagen not only keeps your skin looking healthy and young but also keeps your tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, bones and cartilage healthy as well. Lemon water can help keep you hydrated, another way to keep your skin supple and without fine lines, wrinkles, and dryness. Lemon juice can also be used directly on your scalp to promote hair growth, fight off dryness and dandruff, and prevent hair from becoming oily or greasy.
Drinking lemon water can help you feel and look great. Always consult your doctor before starting a new diet or adding a new product to your beauty routine - lemon water may not work the same for everyone. If you want to start your journey to better health, call Physicians Age Management Centers today for a free consultation at 844.440.8444.