Drink More Lemon Water, Woman!

Drinking enough water every day... seriously, the struggle is real. BUT there are 3 things I've found that actually help me up my water intake game. They are:

  1. Find a fun container to drink out of - believe it or not, this simple action can actually help, haha!
  2. Set an alarm that goes off every hour, and chug whatever amount of water you're aiming to drink in that time frame.
  3. Add some 'flare' to your water, in the way of fruit, mint, fun ice cubes, etc.

Thanks to some tips I received from Lori Harder, I can share with you some awesome benefits of drinking lemon water - one of my personal favourites! Other great additions to your water include:

  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries
  • Cucumber
  • Peaches
  • Raspberries and mint

Check out below how magical lemon water can be in your life!

Source: realfoodforlife.com

Source: realfoodforlife.com

Drinking lemon water helps digestion and detoxification. Lemon juice tricks your liver into producing bile which helps keep food moving through your body smoothly. This also helps relieve indigestion or an upset stomach.

It bumps up your vitamin C quota. Unfortunately, our bodies don’t produce vitamin C on their own. It is important that we get it from the food and drinks that we consume. We can find vitamin C in lemon water, which helps boost our immune systems and protect our cells from oxidative damage.

It rejuvenates skin and keeps it glowing. Antioxidants found in lemon water help keep our skin looking fresh. It also helps our bodies produce collagen, which keeps our skin looking fuller and younger.

It keeps you fuller longer. The pectin found in lemons (and in most fruits) is a fibre that helps keep you fuller longer and prevents you from overeating. This can help with weight loss, over time.

It boosts energy and mood. Properties found in lemon water help clear out our digestive tract of toxins where hormones are produced. When our gut is working effectively and efficiently, our gut brain can produce more happy hormones, like dopamine and serotonin – greatly increasing our mood and energy levels.

Resetting your system starts by making small daily changes that lead to bigger changes over time and from there you can achieve the results that you want.