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Summer`s just around the corner and most of us are desperate for a trim stomach, lean legs and bikini ready figure. But the truth is, most of us can`t fit intense training and strict diets into our busy schedules to obtain our goal weight before June. So how about a more simple, but advantageous approach to a more healthy you?
There are many tips and tricks that you could do to shed a few pounds a month, and today I`ll explain the benefits of lemon/lime water to your body. Lemon water is especially appropriate for this coming season, and within a month you`ll feel the difference. I`ve started this routine, where I drink lemon water every morning. I`ve only been doing it for a week, but I`m already noticing a difference. Below are six benefits of lemon water to your body. After reading these, if you decide you want to try it, keep reading for tips on when to drink it, and how to prepare it.
6 Benefits of Lemon Water:
1. LEMON WATER IS GOOD FOR YOUR STOMACH
Especially when lemons are mixed with hot water, it can help with digestion issues, heartburn, and it can even get rid of parasites. You will also notice a more increased amount of trips to the bathroom in order to get rid of waste, because lemon water cleanses your stomach and gets rid of unwanted nutrients. This helps with weight loss. Lemon water also cures constipation, and produces more bile. It will also decrease the amount of phlegm that your body produces.
2. IT IS EXCELLENT FOR SKIN CARE
Lemons are antiseptic medicines (what?), which means they cure problems relative to skin care. You may have heard of people rubbing lemon juice on scars or bruises, this is very true. Because there is vitamin C in lemon juice, your skin will glow, and your natural beauty will be very much visible. If you consume lemon water daily, you will notice a decrease in wrinkles, and a decrease in acne. In fact, lemon juice can get rid of already visible wrinkles.
3. IT IS GOOD FOR YOUR TEETH!
You probably wouldn`t assume that lemon water would be any good for your teeth, since it`s acidic. However lemon water can get rid of tooth pain, it also stops bleeding in the gums, and other dental problems.
4. IT CAN CURE THROAT INFECTIONS
Lemon water has antibacterial properties, and it can therefore get rid of bacteria that grows in the throat to cause sore throats. If you gargle the lemon water with a sore throat, you`ll notice an immediate cure.
5. LEMON WATER HELPS WITH WEIGHT LOSS
The main reason many of you will try this "remedy" is because you`ll lose weight faster. You will make trips to the bathroom more frequently, and will therefore clean any waste in your system and trim down on your stomach. If you have lemon mixed with room temperature water and honey, you`ll notice a decrease in body weight.
6. IT CAN CONTROL HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Since it is high in potassium, lemon water is an amazing remedy for curing high blood pressure. And if you don`t suffer from irregular blood pressure, lemon water will at the very least help your blood levels remain normal!
In terms of preparing the lemon water, packaged lemon drinks are off limits! Most of them have added preservatives, no matter how much they claim to be natural. The best way to prepare these drinks are by buying lemons (which are usually 50 cents or so), and cutting up slices to place in your glass. Or your could cut some lemon and squeeze the juice into your glass. Either way, you`ll consume the lemon water in the most natural form possible.
The best time to drink the lemon water (if you`re really desperate to lose weight) is first thing in the morning. It will be most effective on an empty stomach, as the ingredients in the lemon water can get right to work.
My personal goal is to try this for the summer, and hopefully I notice some changes as I plan to keep up with the exercise too!
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