Lemon Water Benefits Morning vs Night vs Anytime?

Lemon Water has made plenty of headlines for all of its health benefits! No matter what time you choose to drink lemon water in your day you will get some sort of benefit, but you may be surprised at some different benefits of drinking lemon water in the morning or at night.

Below are the benefits of lemon water for both the morning, night and really any time of the day!

 

Promotes hydration

Admit it…. Do you drink enough water?  Most people say they don’t because they don’t like the taste of water.  Adding lemon to your water adds some flavor to make it enjoyable to ensure you are staying hydrated! Most of the time if your urine is clear then it is safe to say you are hydrated.

 

Keeps you Energized

This is honestly because you're hydrated! Your body is mostly water, it makes up a large portion of your muscles (and organs are muscles), it is needed in practically all processes of your body and you feel sluggish without it because nothing can work fast enough. 

 

Boost Metabolism

AGAIN!  Stay hydrated, because as I mentioned water is needed in many processes of your body and this includes your metabolism, calorie burning, muscle building and recovery.  Your  metabolism can not work at its best with being properly hydrated.

 

Promotes Digestion, Cleanse the Colon & Relieves Constipation

You guessed it!  By staying hydrated it helps your intestines pull water in and out…. Pulls water into the body where it needs it and pulls water out and into the intestines to help you go to the bathroom!  The acid from the lemon can also help break down food!

 

Aids Weight Loss

Most of the time when you are adding something to your diet or daily routine you unknowingly remove another.  So for example if you are replacing the 16 oz of orange juice you have every morning with 16 oz of lemon water you are cutting 200-240 calories.  That means in about 2 weeks you will lose 1 pound!  And that is a very sustainable weight loss that you can maintain with a small change. 

 

Reduces Inflammation and Boost Immunity

Lemons are very high in Vitamin C, and vitamin C is more than just a vitamin, it is a strong antioxidant helping to fight inflammation this is part of why it is so good at boosting our immune system. 

 

Detoxifies Liver

The liver is extremely active while we are sleeping, working hard to restore and regenerate our body. Drinking enough water, especially in the morning, helps make sure that the liver continues its job by helping to essentially urinate out all the “toxins” from the restorative, regenerative processes done by the liver overnight.

If you could not tell staying hydrated is key to many of the benefits of lemon water.  So remember to drink at least 8 cups of water a day.  Try not to drink it all at once and add some lemon for an extra boost of antioxidants, immune boost and digestive help!

by Alyssa Reyes

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