Phew It's Warm Out There!
As we enter a good stretch of lovely weather across most of the UK for the foreseeable remember to increase your intake and #DrinkMoreWater!
Good hydration is a key to better health and wellbeing. So when life gives you lemons; drink them! Make lemonade and add them to your chilled and filter water for that extra taste boost (as well as your gin!). Plus there are many other benefits that this delicious yellow fruit packs in with a punch. so do read on!
• Lemon water helps to control your calorie intake every day
• Drinking lemon water regularly can energise your muscles
• A daily dose of lemon water gives you more youthful and clear skin
• Healthy kidneys rely on your drinking plenty of tasty lemon water
• Lemon water produces mood-elevating chemicals in the brain
Adding a little lemon to your water has positive health benefits. They may be may be sour, but their effect on the human body is very sweet. In addition to a tall glass of water giving the essential benefit of hydration, just a few drops of lemon juice add a number of additional nutrients.
Drinking a little bit of lemon water early in the morning will do wonders for your skin as lemon is high in vitamin C. This nutrient promotes better digestion of other nutrients in the body and also promotes healthier skin. The fruit is very acidic, which means that it also kills certain types of bacteria and can give your skin a healthy glow.
If you suffer from anxiety, exhaustion, or dizziness, a little bit of lemon in your water might be just what you need. Lemons contain natural ingredients that stimulate the production of certain chemicals in the brain, which serve as mood elevators. In addition, the scent of lemon oil helps to increase alertness and focus. If you put a lemon wedge on your glass, the mere scent of the citrus fruit as you drink may be just what you need to improve your day.
As a terrific source of essential minerals, lemons help to boost the power of the body's white blood cells. When the first signs of a summer cold start to show, increase your hydration to make sure the body flushes out harmful substances more quickly. If you add a little extra lemon to your water, you will be able to boost your body's immune system and improve its ability to fight back against any illness. This is in addition to the lemon juice's natural ability to kill bacteria. The best part is that you don't even need to load up on a lot of lemon – a single teaspoon is enough to drastically boost the immune system.
Hydration is extremely important, and there are plenty of easy, natural ways to make it even more valuable to your body. Make sure your home or work place has chilled and filtered fresh water on tap. A water cooler or multi function hydration tap (that does cold and boiling!) may be just what your family and work team needs! Plus filling up your glass or sports bottle saves buying single use plastic bottles and helps reduce the rising tide of plastic waste. Another great reason to have a plumbed in hydration point.
So the next time you pour yourself a glass of refreshing, thirst quenching water, try adding a little slice of lemon! Life is sweet.