7 Ways Your Body Benefits from Lemon Water.
Water is the best beverage for hydration, but some people don’t like the taste of it on its own. Adding lemon enhances water’s flavor, which may help you drink more.
It's worth noting that other citrus fruits contain more vitamin C than lemons. For example, one medium orange and three-quarters of a cup of grapefruit juice both contain 70 mg of vitamin C. So you can try switching up your flavored citrus water drinks for added benefits.
To make lemon water, squeeze half a lemon into 8 ounces of warm or cold water. To make the drink as healthy as possible, use filtered water and organic lemons.
Helps your body heal . Our body needs vitamin C to make collagen, a vital protein which forms part of the connective tissue we need to heal wounds. Supports your immune system. Vitamin C can help reduce the strength of your cold symptoms and fight off illness-causing viruses and bacteria. Improve iron absorption. Iron is essential for the cells in your body to survive and grow. "I often recommend lemon water with meals to enhance iron absorption, especially for athletes and individuals with anemia," says Amy Stephens, MS, RDN, CDE, a registered dietitian.
Having lemon ice cubes on hand is a great way to add lemon to your water fast. Simply squeeze fresh lemon juice into ice cube trays and freeze. Drop a few cubes into a glass of cold or hot water as needed.
You can start your morning with a mug of warm lemon water, and keep a pitcher of water infused with a few sliced lemons in your refrigerator to drink throughout the day.