Why Drinking Lemon Water Is Essential To Your Beauty Routine
When life gives you lemons…use them to beautify your bod. Lemons are packed with a ton of nutrients that benefit both your physical and mental health, from vitamin C, to magnesium, to fiber.
The easiest way to incorporate lemon into your beauty routine (while simultaneously quenching your thirst) is by drinking it. Starting off your day by drinking a cocktail of water with lemon might just be about the easiest habit you could get into that yields surprisingly good results. Here are a few:
- Works Miracles on Skin: The antioxidants in lemon prevent zits, wrinkles and (once you get into the habit of drinking it everyday) gives your skin a healthy glow.
- Suppresses Appetite: Because of the fiber that lemons contain (specifically called pectin, a fiber found in citrus fruits), water with lemon keeps you feeling a bit more full than just drinking a glass of plain old water, which in turn, reduces food cravings (and can help you lose a pound or two if you so wish) and eventually even boost your metabolism.
- Aids Digestion and Cleanses Your Digestive Track: Drinking water with lemon first thing in the morning (about 15 to 30 minutes before breakfast) helps your body digest food by flushing out toxins in your intestines. It’s even been said to reduce bloating.
- Natural Mood-Booster: The scent of lemon is can give you a little jolt of energy and boost your mood (so take the time to actually slice a fresh lemon rather than squirting bottled lemon juice into your glass if you have time).