Lemon Water: Nature’s Secret

Many individuals wonder: What changes can I make to live a healthier, more natural lifestyle? Often, their questions are met with advise and an overwhelming amount of information from many sources. This overwhelming overload of do’s and don’ts often yields the same reaction: abandoning all efforts, out of false belief that making changes to their lifestyle will become too invasive or intrusive, and that these changes will be too difficult to maintain over a long span of time. But they couldn’t be more wrong.

One of the most recent of these “health miracles” is as simple as it can get: the utilization of lemon water. Two simple ingredients, countless health benefits. How much simpler could it get? Lemons are naturally a sufficient source of many nutrients, including folate (or, vitamin B), potassium, and vitamin C – all of which are essential to maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet. Potassium, for example, builds protein and muscle, helping to maintain normal growth, and helps to control the electrical activity within the heart muscle.1 Vitamin C – an important antioxidant – not only plays a role in muscle and tissue repair, but also blocks damage caused by free radicals, promoting the immune system, and by extension, overall health.

Lemon water also acts as a natural cleanse within the body. The citric acid found in lemon can clear out calcified stones and can prevent calcium buildup within arteries, warding off the development of cardiovascular disease, and providing the body with an adequate balance of hydration, antioxidants, and electrolytes.2 This zero-calorie beverage is a simple, all-natural replacement to higher calorie beverages – such as orange juice or lemonade – while still providing the vitamins and minerals necessary to living a happy and healthy lifestyle in one delicious beverage.