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The benefits of lemon water

The simple habit of starting your day with lemon water can go a long way when you have acne. There are a number of great reasons to drink lemon water, but the most important benefit for those of us with acne is that it aids in digestion. When you have acne, it’s essential to have healthy bowel movements every day and lemon water is a great way to get things going.

To enjoy lemon water, squeeze half of a lemon into a glass of warm water. To avoid any damage to your enamel, it's best to drink lemon water with a straw after brushing your teeth. If you need to brush after drinking your lemon water, wait at least 30-minutes.

Improves digestion Lemon water contains a high amount of citric acid, which helps to break down food and improves digestion. The acidic properties of lemon juice also stimulate the production of essential digestive juices such as bile. When you you have acne, it's really important to have a good poop (sorry, we had to say it!) every day. Optimizing your digestive health will assist in balancing your hormones and eliminating wastes, taking the burden off your skin.

Helps you stay hydrated A daily habit of drinking lemon water is an easy way to get your day off on the right foot. How do you know if you’re drinking enough? Your urine is almost clear.

Supplies a healthy dose of vitamin C Juice half a lemon into your water and you’ll get more than a sixth of your daily vitamin C, which is needed to protect us from cell damage and repair injury.

Provides a potassium boost Your body can’t function without potassium. It’s necessary for nerve-muscle communication, transporting nutrients and waste and blood pressure regulation. Fruits and vegetables are important sources of potassium, and lemons give you a small boost.

Helps prevent kidney stones Citrate, a salt in citric acid, helps block kidney stone formation. More importantly, increased fluids help prevent dehydration — a common cause of kidney stones.


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