Lemon water is loved by many health conscious people for various reasons.
They often boast about the ability of lemon Water to hydrate, aid digestion, prevent kidney stones, deliver glowing skin, and help you shed pounds.
But is the drink the magic bullet everyone makes it out to be?
We did some research to find out whether the refreshing sip is really as beneficial as people say it is.
In this video, we’ll spotlight lemon water’s pros and cons, so you know what to really expect from infused H2O.
What is the best time to drink lemon water?
If lemon water is good for you anytime of the day, what makes the morning so important?
“The benefits of drinking it in the morning may be more related to drinking water than the lemon itself,” according to registered dietitian and weight loss expert Paul Salter
He explained that drinking a large glass of water can help re-hydrate you after an extended period without fluid consumption. Plus, it also has a positive impact on appetite suppression.
What is so special about lemon water?
Well, not only do they taste good with pretty much everything, lemons are also a great source of vitamin C, polyphenols, antioxidants, and vitamin C.
Plus, the powerful antioxidants found in vitamin c help fight the damage caused by free radicals.
Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning gives your body the antioxidants it needs to rejuvenate your skin and keep it looking fresh.
Ferrari explained that when you wake up in the morning your body is in a state of dehydration. Since you’ve gone roughly eight hours overnight without eating or drinking, your gastrointestinal tract is like a clean slate.
“By starting the day with a full glass of lemon water, you are jump-starting your day with a good source of vitamin C form the lemon and all the benefits of naturally hydrating with water,” said Ferrari.
And as an added bonus, if you replace less healthy beverages (like sugar-sweetened coffee drinks) with lemon water, you’re cutting calories and adding nutrients. Now that’s a win-win.