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Why Your Day Needs Lemon Water #1: Improve Digestion

February 17, 2015 1 min read

In this new series, we're going to look at the many reasons why warm lemon water makes a WONDERFUL addition to your day. By the time you reach the last one in the series, you'll be thoroughly convinced to drink lots of lemon water every day. First up, lemon helps to improve digestion drastically! [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Source: foodmatters.tv[/caption] Citric acid has been known to lead to stomach pains, particularly in the presence of ulcers. However, when it comes to other digestive problems--such as heartburn, indigestion, and general stomach upset--you'll find that lemon is a good thing to drink. The citric acid in lemons helps your body to absorb as much of the aluminum hydroxide in antacids, ensuring that they are more effective at combatting your heartburn and acid reflux. Lemon water also enhances the effectiveness of the gastric acid in your stomach, making it easier for your body to dissolve food. Bonus:Vitamin C can even help to reduce the presence of Helicobacter pylori, reducing the risk of peptic ulcers!  
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Resources: http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/diet-tips/ask-diet-doctor-hot-lemon-waters-real-benefits, http://myvega.com/vega-life/vega-blog/top-5-reasons-drink-lemon-water/

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