Gisele Bundchen, Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow – these are just a few A-listers who have gone on the record to swear by the effects of drinking of lemon water. Simple as it may be, adding lemon water to your daily ritual can help everything from hydration to digestion. If it’s not already a your diet already, here are four reasons why you should be drinking lemon water every day.
It Promotes Hydration
By now, we all understand the benefits of being properly hydrated. However, according to Medical Daily, nearly 75% of Americans may suffer from chronic dehydration! A contributing factor to this is that water is, well, boring. Enter lemon water. “Many people like the taste of lemon and if that gets you to drink more water then that alone is positive,” explains Celebrity Dietitian and HALO Advisor Keri Glassman.
It’s Packed with Vitamin C
Citrus fruits, like lemons, contain abundant levels of the antioxidant Vitamin C, which aids in the growth, development, and repair of body tissues. “Vitamin C also helps you absorb iron from plants, which makes it a nice addition to your diet if you’re low on iron,” explains Dr. Amy Shah of Amy MD. “Having a HALO Sport is a great way to easily add more lemon water to your diet, especially if you want a low-sugar drink option besides plain lemon water.”
It Can Help Improve Your Skin
The vitamin C in lemons aren’t just good for our insides, it can also help us get that infamous ‘glow’. Drinking lemon water on an empty stomach can help balance your body by helping it achieve a more alkaline state, which is known to be anti-inflammatory to the skin. Vitamin C also stimulates collagen production, which can help to reduce signs of aging.
It Aids In your Digestion
Lemons encourage the cleansing of the digestive tract, which helps stimulate the bowels and move waste of out the digestive system. “The pectin from the lemon aids in digestion, helping to make lemon a phenomenal detoxifying food. Water with lemon also helps curb your appetite and boosts satiety,” says Keri Glassman.
Go the Extra Mile with HALO Sport
Made with an organic lemon juice base, HALO Sport is a fantastic way to add some daily lemon water to your diet – no squeezing necessary! Extra bonus: Each bottle of HALO contains extra electrolytes and 72 ionic trace minerals.