lemon water

May 04, 2012

I've been finding myself lately craving lemon and water
which is totally something that has only been a need 
this past year- I used to strongly dislike the taste of 
anything in my water- especially lemon.
I was extremely intrigued by the many amazing benefits
this simple ingredient; being lemon, can do for you
just in your daily glasses of water. I can't get enough!

did you know?

It balances pH
Lemon is an acidic food, but once metabolized, 
it becomes alkaline. To put it most simply, 
alkalies help keep the oxygen in our blood 
at a safe pH level which then helps our body heal 
itself, assimilate nutrients and 
fight off unwanted sickness.

It keeps skin clear and glowing
I've noticed this a lot within the last couple of months-
Hydration from drinking lemon water 
is great for moisturizing our skin from the inside out. 
Lemon also contains lots of Vitamin C, 
which helps with wrinkles and blemishes.

It kick starts the digestive system 
A big glass of lemon water is a great way to start the day.
It encourages the liver to produce bile
which in turn aids in digestion.
It increases urination which helps purify it.
It also helps with heartburn and constipation.

It helps with weight loss 
I have read that keeping the body in an alkaline 
state helps people lose weight faster. 
Lemons are high in fiber pectin, 
which helps keep one full, longer. 
They also have a diuretic effect, 
which helps with water weight gain.

It kicks the coffee & pop habit
If you have either or both I promise you it will make 
you feel like you no longer need them. 
Start out with a morning glass of lemon water- 
I still sometimes drink a cup of coffee but 
I feel like it's unnecessary after drinking a 
whole glass of water with lemon. 
If you have a soda habit- just add some 
sparkling water to your lemon and add ice. 
It's heaven in a cup and it beats the sugar 
and caffeine you drink in a single serving of soda pop.


  1. Lemon was my craving throughout the first part of my pregnancy! I can see why now!

    1. exactly :) I love it- it starts to taste like lemonade the more lemon you put it, you can't go wrong!