Our adorable lemon print from our summer collection has been the subject of many conversations…From @Livingincolor’s post, to our own conversations amongst ourselves at Pink Elephant. Our head designer, Katie, created this masterpiece herself. And it is definitely adored by many.

This lemon print recently got us thinking about… well… lemons! There are so many health benefits to lemons. Particularly drinking lemon water is something simple and easy to do to boost your health.

Pink Elephant Summer Lemon Print

I personally make a pitcher of lemon water almost everyday and try to drink the whole thing. All I do is cut up 2-3 organic lemons into 4 parts each and place them into a pitcher with ice and water. It's something fast and easy that can set me up for feeling better and making healthy choices throughout the day.

All of us Moms need some quick ways to take care of ourselves… Afterall, what's good for the goose is good for the gander! Download the recipe for blender lemon-ade.

Pink Elephant Summer Lemon Print

 

5 of the Key Health Benefits of Lemons and Lemon Water

  1.   Boosts Energy and Mood
    Lemon juice provides your body with energy when it enters your digestive tract because it contains negative-charged ions. This can also help reduce anxiety and depression. Also the mere scent of lemons has a calming effect on the mind and body.

  2.   Aids Digestion and Detoxifies the Body
    Lemons can flush toxins. Lemon juice can actually trick the liver into producing bile which helps keep food moving through your digestive tract. It can also help relieve symptoms of indigestion such as bloating and heartburn.

  3.   Helps with Weight Loss
    Lemons have been known to clinically increase your metabolism. Also, they contain pectin, which helps you feel full longer. Furthermore the art of sipping on lemon water can mentally reset your body into a healthful state, and keep food cravings away.

  4.   Rejuvenates Skin
    The antioxidants found in lemons fight free-radicals which cause damage to the skin. Water and Vitamin C are two of the most common ingredients used to prevent clogged pores and breakouts, and to prevent skin wrinkles. Additionally lemons can help the body produce collagen itself.

  5.   Supports the Immune System
    Lemons are an excellent source of Vitamin C which is a key immunity booster.