5 Benefits of Adding Lemon to Your Tea
I have a confession to make: I am a creature of habit.
6 out of 7 days of the week, I eat the exact same thing for breakfast: Bob’s Red Mill Organic Extra Thick Rolled Oats and a cup of black tea with a slice of lemon.
I posted before about the benefits of loose leaf tea, but this a post about the health benefits of lemons!
For me, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with the nutritional choices I should be making, whether I’m working out enough, etc. I’ve found that consistency is the key - even something as small as adding a little lemon to my water is better than nothing, and it’s simple to do!
So without further ado, here’s 5 reasons why you should consider adding a slice of lemon to your tea or water:
Great source of Vitamin C and fiber: 1 lemon contains 51% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C. Diets rich in Vitamin C have been shown to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Lemons also contain special fiber compounds that also contribute to heart hell - so squeeze up!
Potentially supports weight loss: While studies have not conclusively shown a link between weight loss and lemons in humans, similar studies conducted on animals have shown a positive correlation between the 2.
Great for your skin: Vitamin C is important in the formation of collagen, which is critical to supporting the skin. The fountain of youth is in that lemon wedge, ladies and gents!
Aids digestion: The soluble fiber in lemons improves gut health and lowers blood sugar - but you gotta have the pulp to reap these rewards!
Helps prevent cancer, kidney stones, and lots of other unpleasant things: There’s so much evidence that links Vitamin C to reductions in likelihood of cancer and heart disease, any way you can add a little more in your diet is always a positive!