Add some lemon water to kick start your hydration!
As the summer heat beats down, we all know it’s important to remember to stay hydrated. The experts recommend drinking 2 liters of water per day. But how many of us crave a water break with a friend? We don’t go reaching for that shot of water to wake us up first thing in the morning, or for that cool glass of H2O to unwind at the end of a long day!
All the same, water doesn’t need to be boring. Try squeezing a lemon in there every now and then!
Lemon is relatively acidic. This can help re balance your body’s pH if it’s off. The extra acidity of lemon water also aides in the absorption of nutrients and the elimination of toxins in the stomach. It might sound counter-intuitive, but lemon water actually reduces issues like heartburn.
Lemon also contains a valuable immune system primer – Vitamin C! The bacteria fighting elements of a lemon will also help keep your system in check.
The one thing to be cautious of with the high acidity is the effect on your teeth. Lemon water can wear away at your enamel, so if all possible, it’s best to drink lemon water through a straw to keep those pearly whites shining while the rest of your body is going strong.
Don’t let the sweet summer heat sour your hydration! Keep drinking water, but every now and then, try throwing some citrus in there to keep things fresh.