If you find yourself sluggish a month into your New Year’s resolutions, you may find that one simple change to your routine could make a big difference. Lemons, and lemon juice in particular, boast a lot of health benefits because they are loaded with such nutrients as vitamin C, vitamin A, folate and iron, according to Organic Facts.
Here are a few reasons you should add a bit of lemon juice to your morning water:
1. Lemon can act as an anti-cancer agent: Lemon helps protect your body against cancer because of the antioxidants in the citrus fruit. The antioxidants slow aging and reduce the risk of developing cancer cells. Lemon also acts as a neutralizer, which helps balance the acid levels that encourage cancer cell growth, according to The Spirit Science.
2. Lemon can help your lymph system: Your lymphatic system helps your body get rid of fluid in the tissue, transports fatty acids, and helps your digestive system run properly, according to LiveScience. Lemon juice helps by replacing lost fluids, so your lymphatic system works better.