With spring and summer approaching,we all want to look great for the upcoming warmer months.
Gorgeous skin is on the top of most ladies beauty wish list.
If you want gorgeous skin like the ever youthful Gabrielle Union drink lots and lots and lots of water.
Gabrielle has said, the biggest and most inexpensive that anyone can do is water. I try to drink a gallon a day. And it's made a huge difference in my hair, skin and nails, it grows! I generally don't have major skin flare-ups because I'm so hydrated, but my hair is growing, my nails are growing, my skin is staying clear and it helps with my weight loss," she said.
Beyonce who is known for her beauty, makes certain to drink a gallon of water a day as well.
Both ladies know that adding lemon to there water provides detoxing benefits, increases vitamin levels and increases alkalinity in the body.
Starting every morning with a glass of warm lemon water its used to stimulate digestion for the day and clear the body of any toxins that may have settled in the digestive tract overnight.
Here are a few reasons why lemon water is beneficial:
-Boosts your immune system: Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds. They’re high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure.
-Balances pH: Drink lemon water everyday and you’ll reduce your body’s overall acidity. Lemon is one of the most alkaline foods around. Yes, lemon has citric acid but it does not create acidity in the body once metabolized.
-Helps with weight loss: Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet,lose weight faster.
-Aids digestion: Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that required for digestion. Efficient digestion reduces heartburn and constipation.
-Is a diuretic: Lemons increase the rate of urination in the body, which helps purify it. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.
-Clears skin: The vitamin C component helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well. It can actually be applied directly to scars to help reduce their appearance.
-Freshens breath: Not only this, but it can help relieve tooth pain and gingivitis. The citric acid can erode tooth enamel.