Reasons to drink lemon water
People tend to reach for the warm beverages in the morning like tea and coffee, but try and start your day with some warm lemon water. The water does not have to be always warm, but it should be purified. Simply use a half fresh lemon per large glass of water or even to taste and sip through the day. On a simple level, fresh lemons take plain old water up a notch. Here are some health benefits of drinking lemon water that elevates drinking it for reasons beyond just taste.
Support immune function
Lemons are high in antioxidant vitamin C, popular for its supportive role in healthy immune function which can reduce the risk of respiratory infection. Ascorbic acid the same as vitamin C found in lemons has anti inflammatory effects and is used as complementary support for asthma or other respiratory symptoms. Lemons also contain saponins that show antimicrobial properties and might help keep flu and cold at bay. Last but not least, ascorbic acid triggers iron absorption in the body; iron plays an important role in immune function.