If you are on the path to better health, this daily trick to alkalise your water could hardly be an easier place to start.
A new infographic by health website DYLN reveals the ways drinking lemon water daily can improve your health.
The graphic lays out the top ten scientific explanations as to why lemon water is so good for you, including helping to keep skin youthful, supercharging your immune system and aiding weight loss.
According to the site, lemon water gives an alkalising, energising and revitalising boost that will help you fight common illnesses and signs of ageing.
Immune system supercharge
If you’re going to be catching a flight or spending time with lots of children, you can avoid the flu or the common cold by loading up on Vitamin C beforehand.
Lemons also contain antioxidants which help fight against skin damage from free radicals, sunlight, pollutants and toxins in your body. Vitamin C also helps your fight against the ageing process, boosting collagen synthesis in the skin.
Lemon water inhibits the synthesis of certain fats in the body, and can reduce your blood and liver cholesterol levels, while giving your metabolism a boost.
Alkalise your body
Lemons have an overall alkalising effect on the body. Your kidneys carefully regulate your blood to stay around pH7.4, but you can lighten their load with lemon water.
Lemon water will cleanse the bowels and the digestive tracts, flushing out lingering toxins on its way through.
Liver and kidney detox
Lemons cleanse and boost the liver, providing energy to liver enzymes when they are too diluted and thus helping to filter toxins out of the blood.
Have you been feeling more tired than usual, even after a good sleep? Vitamin C is essential for helping ward off anaemia, because it helps your body absorb iron.
Lemons are bursting with antioxidants in the form of flavonoids and Vitamin C, both of which help to rid your body of unwanted free radicals and decrease your risks of developing cancer.
Lemon water is also rich in potassium, an essential mineral that helps brain and never functioning and keeps blood pressure under control.
A gently anti-microbial property of lemon water is perfect for freshening your breath and staving off gum disease. Source: Daily Mail