I’m sure that you have heard about the benefits of lemon water. But did you know that it also triggers weight loss and helps you burn fat more efficiently? Scroll down to find out more about this yummy, sweet, and tangy elixir.

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Let’s talk about the nutritional content:

Lemons are a low-calorie and low-carb fruit: 100g of lemon pulp contains just 9g of carbs, which is mostly dietary fiber. Lemons contain vitamins C, B5, B6, B1, and B2; minerals such as calcium, copper, iron, and potassium.

Here are 5 essential benefits of lemon water:

#1. Best Friend to Weight Loss

First of all, drinking plain water is healthy, even without the added lemon. It stimulates metabolism and hydrates all of your organs. Studies have shown that drinking lemon water naturally boosts your metabolism even more. Begin your morning with a glass of warm lemon water.

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#2. Digestion Booster

Acids from lemons stimulate better absorption of the nutrients that pass through your system.

#3. Liver Detox Friend

Enzymes in lemon water stimulate natural liver functions and help it cope with detoxification.

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#4. Boosts Your Immune System

Vitamin C is a well-known immune stimulant as it helps neutralize free radicals associated with aging and disease.

One lemon contains 187% of the recommended daily dose of vitamin C.

#5. Make Your Skin Shine

Lemon juice improves your skin’s radiance and naturally firms it up. Lemons have anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties to help you fight wrinkles and saggy skin.

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You can either squeeze the juice from a whole lemon and add it to a bottle of warm or cold water, or cut the lemon into thin slices and drop them into your water.

Have you already bought the lemons? If not, add them to your shopping list and start reaping the benefits of this super-healthy fruit!