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Friday, January 20, 2012

31 Days of Weight Loss Tips: Day 20 Drink Lemon Water

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Whether you prefer your water hot or cold, the next time you have some, squeeze in a little fresh lemon juice to boost liver function and aid with weight loss.

The liver is our body's main fat burning organ -- it breaks down and metabolizes fats. It is also responsible for  a whole host of other important functions as well, such as breaking down and eliminating toxins, producing bile for digestion and storing glucose for energy.

Having a liver that operates as efficiently as possible can boost weight loss. One of the easiest ways to give your liver a little boost is through lemons. Lemons help cleanse the liver, create new liver enzymes, strengthen existing liver enzymes and regulate blood carbohydrate levels -- all of which help it function better.

I posted before about the importance of increasing your water intake. Another bonus of adding lemon juice to your water, is that it's an appetite suppressant. So, go on ... drink up -- and add lemon.

Resources:
The Human Machine by The World of Science, 1989
The Official Anti-aging Revolution by Klatz, R., Goldman, R., 2007
Livestrong