It’s funny how the simplest things can make such a big difference and lemon water is exactly the thing to give a boost to your health and skin every morning.
At Sparkle HQ, we usually squeeze half a lemon into a 12-ounce glass of water and chase it with a glass of plain water. This daily ritual quenches thirst and kicks the “awake” button into gear.
For an at-home remedy, it’s an easy and gentle detoxifying drink that seems to fix everything that was going wrong.
Why is drinking lemon water so awesome for your body?
Strengthens your immunity. One lemon contains 187% of your daily vitamin C requirement and thus great for fighting colds.
Clears up skin. Lemon water helps to loosen toxins from your digestive tract and blood, thus key to glowing, youthful skin.
Puts you in a good mood. Lemon has a refreshing scent that will energize you.
Alkalinizes ph levels. When lemon is metabolized in your body, it helps to lower overall acidity and thus wards off inflammation. High acidic levels encourage illness and bacteria, whereas an alkaline state prevents disease.
Aids in weight-loss. Lemon helps to curb hunger pangs as it is high in pectin fiber. Studies have also shown that the more alkaline you are, the easier it is to lose weight.
Has anti-aging properties. Lemon prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne. (WOW!)
Some additional tips:
♥ Drink a glass of lemon water 30 minutes before eating breakfast so that your body can absorb its nutrients as much as possible.
♥ Always use fresh lemon and not bottled juice.
♥ Don’t combine lemon juice with boiling water as it would kill its nutritious enzymes.
♥ Don’t drink lemon juice straight and always dilute it with water as it can destroy your teeth enamel. Therefore, always wash your mouth with plain water after drinking lemon water.
P.S: Pop a scoop of Sparkle Collagen with Verisol® into a glass of lemon juice and water — it’s super hydrating and utterly refreshing for a sweltering day.