6 Ways Lemon Water Can Improve Your Health

6 Ways Lemon Water Can Improve Your Health

Most of us are familiar with the occasional slice of lemon in soda or water. Why not step it up a notch? Did you know that there are so many amazing health benefits to drinking lemon water?

To gain the most benefits of lemon juice, drink luke-warm water with lemon juice in the morning on an empty stomach.

Since pure lemon juice can be hard on the teeth enamel, it’s recommended to dilute it with water and to drink it with a straw (preferably a glass straw).

Why Drinking Lemon Water is Healthy

1. Improves digestion

The lemon juice aids digestion by soothing symptoms associated with heart burn, burping and bloating. It helps to remove toxins that have accumulated in the digestive tract. It also contains pectin fiber which is great for the colon and has antibacterial properties.

17 lemon yellow-6611282. Helps the liver in detoxing the body

It helps to increase the functions of enzymes and stimulates the liver. Drinking luke-warm water on an empty stomach itself is great for digestion, and with the addition of lemon juice it helps in flushing out toxins in the body.

Author of Biological Ionization as Applied to Human Nutrition, A.F. Beddoe, writes that the liver can make more enzymes out of lemon juice than from any other juice or food. This is because lemon juice works as a natural strengthener for liver enzymes when they are too dilute and it helps to balance oxygen and calcium levels in the liver. This can improve blood oxygen levels.

3. Improves your skin

The anti-oxidants in lemon juice help to slow down aging by combatting the effects of free radicals caused by stress or the aging process.

4. Boosts your immune system

Lemon juice is packed with vitamin C. Vitamin C is an important vitamin for maintaining the immune system.

5. Great mood booster

The scent of lemons brings calmness to the nervous system which can help to reduce stress and uplift your mood.

6. Great for the nervous system

The high content of potassium in lemon juice helps the nervous cells in the body. Besides potassium, it is also a great source of phosphorus, magnesium and calcium. This helps to replenish the minerals in the body, which is especially good after a work-out or run.

Have the benefits sparked your interest? This is what to do tomorrow morning!

Squeeze half a lemon in a glass or cup of about 200ml or 8oz. 17 lemonwater-686917

Add luke warm water until full (26 – 35 celsius and 79 – 97 fahrenheit: To get this you can mix 1 part normal temperature water and roughly 2 parts hot water, or you can let boiling water sit for 10-15 minutes)

Drink this morning booster at least 15 minutes before breakfast.

Enjoy the refreshing taste and benefits for your digestion, skin, liver and your mood.

Please take notice that for some individuals with stomach problems lemon water may not be the solution. And that the benefits may take some time before they take effect.

Matcha: The Healthiest Tea Of All (+ Cocktail Recipe)

Matcha: The Healthiest Tea Of All (+ Cocktail Recipe)

You only want the best for your health? And you are a tea-lover? Welcome to the club! We are going to initiate you into the world of Matcha and tell you a yummy, juicy recipe for an exclusive Matcha cocktail you can easily do yourself.

matcha cocktailMatcha is a rare, high-quality tea originally from Japan. It is a finely ground, handpicked Green tea with a unique aroma and therefore considered to be high-class and very exclusive. Only the most valuable pieces of the Tencha tea plant are used to get a fresh and intense flavour.

It also holds numerous benefits for our health. Matcha tea has lots of antioxidants which protect us from different cancer types. It is antihypertensive, reduces LDL cholesterol concentration in our blood and most of all, it strengthens our immune systems. So what are we waiting for? Let’s get down to the recipe.


How to make your own Matcha Cocktail


 Here is what you need:

  • 2 teaspoons of Matcha
  • 40 ml hot water
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 1 lemon
  • 6 teaspoons Lime syrup (alternatively juice of one lime)
  • 200 ml ice water
  • Ice cubes and brown sugar (alternatively honey or stevia)
  • For a cocktail: 2 shots of vodka or sake

What to do:

  1. Let the hot water get cold to 80 degrees celsius (176 degrees fahrenheit)
  2. Mix the Matcha with 40 ml of the warm water
  3. Add the mint leaves and mix it!
  4. Squeeze the lemon in
  5. Add 6 teaspoons of lime syrup or squeeze one lime in
  6. For a cocktail: Add 2 shots of vodka or sake
  7. Now give it some ice water and shake or mix it!
  8. Put some mint leaves on top of the glass to make it look delicious
  9. Enjoy!

    Let us know what you think!

Well.connected Matcha Cocktail