When Life Gives You Lemons: 7 Ways Fresh Lemon Water Can Help You Get Healthy Starting Today

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Most people are familiar with the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” This advice is meant to encourage you to make the best of what initially may appear to be a bad situation, or at least not the outcome you were expecting. The good news is that if you do end up with lemons, there are plenty of ways that fresh lemon juice can help improve your health—inside and out.

Listed below are a week’s worth of different benefits you may experience using lemon water. Try one each day to see which ones work best for you!

 

1. Weight Loss

Losing weight has become a national pastime. Just about everyone believes they need to drop a few pounds, and many people struggle with morbid obesity. With the abundance of diets, packaged food plans, and special supplements and pills that never really work, would you believe a simple squeeze of lemon juice in your water could really help you lose weight? Lemons contain a fiber called pectin that can make you feel full for longer periods of time. When you feel full, you are less likely to reach for foods that will throw you off your diet plan.

 

2. Clear Skin

Many a cosmetic company has made a fortune promising to clear up troubled skin and make aging complexions look young again. These products don’t come cheap, and there are no guarantees. The simple act of consuming fresh lemon water on a regular basis provides you with antioxidants from its high level of vitamin C. This helps you to fight the free radicals that can play havoc with your skin. Not only will lemon water help to correct acne and simple rashes, it helps your body generate more collagen, which helps to reduce aging and wrinkles that can make skin appear older.

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