Guest Post: Why You Should Drink Lemon Water

Nutrition Advice
Drink up…10 reasons why lemon water is good for your body and soul


“When life gives you lemons… slice them, squeeze them, mix them in a cup of water and drink first thing in the morning for radiant health.”

Oh how I love waking up to the simple luxury of a glass of lemon water. If it is a hot summer morning I will have a glass of water, the juice of half a lemon over some ice and garnished with a few slices of lemon. If it is in winter I warm up with a mug of hot water, which contains the juice from half a lemon.

Lemons are jam packed with natural vitamins and minerals that are key to your inner and outer beauty. For a radiant glow and optimum health greet your morning with a glass of lemon water. If you’re still not convinced then read my top ten reasons on how lemon water can benefit you today.

It’s a natural energiser. A hot cup of water with a few slices of lemon will hydrate your body leaving you feeling revitalised and refreshed

Boosts your immune system. Lemons are high in Vitamin C and potassium.

It gives you a clear and glowing complexion. Lemon helps to remove toxins from the blood which clears your skin and gives you a natural glow. The vitamin C helps repair wrinkles and blemishes and the water hydrates, nourishes and plumps out your skin leaving you with a fresh youthful complexion.

It helps remove toxins. Drinking lemon water is cleansing for your body, the citric acid in lemons helps regulate the enzymes in your body, allowing your body to flush out toxins much more effectively.

Is a natural antiseptic. Great for fighting colds and relieving a sore throat. It also helps with respiratory problems and breathing problems such as asthma.

It is good for your soul. Drinking lemon water nourishes your body, by taking the time to honour your health you are looking after your overall wellbeing. 

Balances pH. Believe it or not….Lemons alkalise your body and an alkaline body is a healthy body.

Helps with weight loss. The pectin fibre in lemons help ward off hunger cravings. Also it has been proven that if you have a higher alkaline diet you will lose weight easier. 

Helps digestion. Warm lemon water stimulates digestion, making it easier to remove toxins from the body.

Acts as a gentle, natural diuretic

Drinking lemon water helps flush out unwanted toxins by increasing the rate of urination in your body.

About Claire:

Online media personality, holistic lifestyle coach, author and entrepreneur Claire Charters founded the holistic lifestyle blog Serene Wellness. Claire works hard to create a wholesome path to wellness through her writing along with her unique tours and retreats. Her articles on health, wellness and spirituality can be found on various sites. She has a growing community of people following her on her blog, Facebook and twitter. She also run’s free courses which are designed to inspire people to start living their best holistic life. Read more about Claire.




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