This post is sponsored by Sunkist and The Linqia Community, but all opinions are my own.
Do any of you have memories from when you were younger of lemons at restaurants like I do? I’d always beg for the lemon out of my mom’s iced tea and everyone would giggle and the silly sour faces I would make after I took a big bite out of it. I did the same thing with pickles, too!
Lemons don’t just hold fond childhood memories for me, they also boast some truly amazing health benefits, as well. I’m sure as most of you know they pack quite the punch when it comes to vitamin C and they’re low calorie as well. Warm lemon water boasts so many more health benefits than I’m telling you about today, but I thought I’d just share a few of the reasons why I’ve decided to jump on the warm lemon water bandwagon!
Benefits to Drinking Warm Lemon Water:
001. Warm lemon juice in the morning helps to flush toxins out of our bodies.
002. Prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne — this is one of the main reasons I’ve started to drink warm lemon water everyday. No 24-year-old wants to deal with the usual teenage acne!
003. The vitamin C in lemons helps protect our body’s immune functions.
004. Lemon juice also helps by acting as an anti-inflammatory and pain reduce by reducing uric acid in joints– especially knees.
005. Specifically warm lemon juice, is especially helpful for the digestive track in the prevention of both constipation and diarrhea. It helps keep you regular!
Making warm lemon water is exactly how you’d expect it to be. You simply make a mug full of warm water, either in the microwave, with a Keurig or a tea kettle. And you squeeze in a whole fresh lemon. Depending on how you prefer your warm lemon water to taste, you can either try half a lemon for a little less sour or squeeze in an extra half a lemon for a little extra flavor.
You can also use lemon as an alternative for salt in many dishes. I personally love lemon to season my salmon and asparagus. Increased sodium intake is a huge problem in America today, and I can promise you that we all consume far past our daily allowance of sodium. Decreasing our sodium intake by using a squeeze of lemon at the dinner table rather than a dash of salt and watching our sodium intake throughout the day can decrease our risk of high blood pressure and heart disease immensely. Our food is already flavored and salted enough– especially pre-packaged food. The last thing it needs is a dash of salt! Just take a look at this helpful diagram:
My little secret? I use Sunkist lemons. They just so happen to be my favorite kind!
Have you tried warm lemon water?