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Is The “Lemon Water In The Morning” Craze Justified? Find Out!

While many people opt to start their day with a cup of coffee or tea, drinking warm water with lemon juice first thing in the morning - before consuming anything else - may have benefits. A glass of lemon water may:

  • Help With Hydration. Since our bodies go about seven to eight hours without any water overnight, it's essential to drink water first thing in the morning to avoid dehydration. For those who find water boring, lemon juice provides a tasty addition to help stay hydrated.
  • Provide An Immunity Boost. A citrus fruit, lemons are a great source of vitamin C, helping to keep the immune system strong.
  • Rejuvenate Your Skin. The vitamin C lemon juice provides can also help to repair and regenerate tissues, and is essential for synthesis of collagen, a protein that is the chief component of skin.
  • Enhance Your Mood. The scent of a lemon has been found to reduce stress levels, improve moods, and reduce agitation - all good reasons to start the morning off with fresh citrus.

While there is no solid evidence to support lemon water's weight loss claims, there is certainly no downside to starting your day with it. Likely any benefit in the weight department will be more due to how you spend the rest of the day.

Lemons are available year-round, in both sour (Eureka and Lisbon) and sweeter (Meyer) varieties. Look for a lemon that is heavy for its size, which indicates less skin and more flesh. The peel should have a finely grained texture and be fully yellow.

 

What Makes Lemons So Healthy?

Lemons are in-season now – learn more about why you should eat lemons, and try our tasty Lemon Olive Oil Cake recipe!

Available year-round, lemons are at their peak in May - just in time for homemade lemonade. A citrus fruit, lemons are a good source of vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that helps to keep the immune system strong.

Lemons come in both sour (Eureka and Lisbon) and relatively sweet (Meyer) varieties. Look for a lemon that is heavy for its size, which indicates less skin and more flesh. The peel should have a finely grained texture and be fully yellow. You can use both the flesh and the peel (as a zest if the lemon is organic) in all types of dishes, so enjoy - we like them in the Lemon Olive Oil Cake recipe.

And don't limit the lemons to cooking - lemons make an effective, natural cleaning product for your home. To clean and polish wood furniture, add two tablespoons of lemon juice to 10 drops of (real) lemon oil and a few drops of jojoba oil.

Why You Should Eat Lemons

When life gives you lemons… use them! Lemons are not only a tasty warm weather fruit, but offer health benefits as well. A citrus fruit, lemons are a good source of vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that helps to keep the immune system strong.

Lemons come in both sour (Eureka and Lisbon) and relatively sweet (Meyer) varieties. Look for a lemon that is heavy for its size, which indicates less skin and more flesh. The peel should have a finely grained texture and be fully yellow. You can use both the flesh and the peel (as a zest if the lemon is organic) in all types of dishes, so enjoy – we like them in the Lemon Olive Oil Cake recipe.

And don’t limit the lemons to cooking - lemons make an effective, natural cleaning product for your home. To clean and polish wood furniture, add two tablespoons of lemon juice to 10 drops of (real) lemon oil and a few drops of jojoba oil.