How many of you drink soda? It doesn’t matter how often or how little you drink it, the negative effects are a steep price to pay. Here are just a few reasons to kick the habit:
- Can cause a decline in Kidney Function
- Increases Type 2 diabetes by 25%
- Typcially the cans are lined with BPAwhich has been linked to heart disease to reproductive problem
- Dehydrates you which creates difficulty for your cells in absorbing nutrients
- Caramel coloring is linked to lung, liver and thyroid cancer
- Sugar overload
Now take a look at the Incredible Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water and then decide how you stay Hydrated! (you also might what to check out Amped Hydrate for a convenent option on occassion too. We do a little of both throughout our day. You can find it under Our Products).
Healthy Hydration Add fresh squeezed lemon to your water to promote healthy hydration all day long!
Vitamin C has antioxidants that protect cells from damaging free radicals and has the ability to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and lower blood pressure
Immunity The NIH links drinking lemon water daily to boosting the effectiveness of the lymphatic system. It helps the immune system operate at its peak, first thing in the morning is the best, natural way to help your body absorb a good portion of vitamin C
Inflammation there are over 116 million American suffering from chronic pain. Inflammation is one of the body’s oldest defense mechanisms against infection, toxins, or injury. As the body responds, excess fluid, white blood cells, uric acid, and blood swell within traumatized tissues, resulting in edema, and often, chronic inflammatory conditions (i.e., osteoporosis and fibromyalgia). Lemons decrease uric acid in joints, helping to prevent chronic acid built-up
Antibacterial and Antiviral benefits, which ease flu, sore throat, and other cold symptoms
Digestion through natural alkalinity to balance stomach acids, and the ability to flush toxins from the digestive tract reducing gastro-intestinal issues – such as constipation, heartburn, bloating, and indigestion. A Purdue University study indicates that green tea with lemon doubled the naturally occurring antioxidants during absorption
Brain and Nerve health do to the added potassium and magnesium which improves mental clarity and focus. The scent of lemon increases norepinephrine, the brain’s feel-good chemical neurotransmitter, which significantly boosts energy and alertness, brain functioning, mental alertness, and the general ability to focus
Cancer Fighter as keeping body acids low helps ward off the growth of certain types of cancer (which tend to grow in acidic environments). Lemons, particularly lemon peels, are rich in terpenes like d-limonene, which have several anticancer benefits, which treat and prevent several forms of cancer. A study from the Cancer Center at University of Arizona found that d-limonene supplementation in a group of 43 women newly diagnosed with operable breast cancer reduced tumor markers by roughly 22%. The women were given 2 grams of limonene daily for a two to six week duration prior to surgery