- Get your daily does of Vitamin C
Citrus fruits like lemons are high in vitamin C, a primary antioxidant that helps protect cells from damaging free radicals. You’ve probably heard that vitamin C may help prevent or limit the duration of the common cold in some people.
- It can help your skin
Vitamin C found in lemons may help reduce skin wrinkling, dry skin from aging, and damage from the sun. How water improves skin is controversial, but one thing is certain. If your skin loses moisture, it becomes dry and prone to wrinkles. A 2016 study showed that a citrus-based drink helped prevent the development of wrinkles in hairless mice.
- 3. It helps with your digestion
Some people drink lemon water as a daily morning ritual to help prevent constipation. Drinking warm or hot lemon water when you wake up may help get your digestive system moving.
- It helps prevent kidney stones
The citric acid in lemons may help prevent kidney stones. Citrate, a component of citric acid, paradoxically makes urine less acidic and may even break up small stones. Drinking lemon water not only gets you citrate, but also the water you need to help prevent or flush out stones
- It tastes great! Therefore you are more likely to drink more and stay hydrated
The taste of water can be quite bland and even have a slightly metallic taste in some rural cities and towns. Lemon helps mask these subtle differences in water and makes it taste much better which will hopefully result in staying hydrated more often. For best results try and make a habit of consuming at least 1 litre of water straight after you wake up.