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

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3. Urinary Tract Infections

If you’ve been the recipient of a urinary tract infection (UTI), you know that they can be inconvenient, annoying, and sometimes painful. Some UTIs can become serious, especially in the elderly, if left undiagnosed. In order to cut down on your chances of contracting a UTI, a simple glass of fresh lemon water each day will help keep your urinary tract clear. The more you are able to urinate, the less your chances of generating bacteria that will result in an infection.

 

4. Kidney Stones

Everyone who has had a kidney stone will agree that it is an extremely painful ordeal. The problem is, you don’t know that you have one until you begin to feel the pain from the jagged little stone. There are several causes of kidney stones, but one of the most common is having high levels of uric acid in your body. Some of the foods that contribute to these levels include sugar, coffee, and chocolate, items many people consume on a regular basis. Drinking fresh lemon juice in water every day will reduce the acidity levels in your urine, which inhibits kidney stones from forming. This is the simplest way to ward off a situation that could ultimately result in a procedure called lithotripsy to break down stones, a painful stent in the ureter to let them pass, or even surgery.

 

5. Build Your Immunity System

The first thing many people reach for when they feel a cold coming on is a good dose of vitamin C. Just one cup of fresh water with lemon juice in it has 180 times more vitamin C than the recommended daily dose. Lemon water helps to increase your white blood cell count, helping you to fight other common infections.

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