You Should Try Adding Lime To Your Drink. Here's Why

It can be an ongoing struggle to get the recommended amount of water daily. Ounces and ounces of the same plain water can get boring, but sodas and teas can add lots of sugar and calories. Try brightening up your water by infusing it with citrus like lime.

Lime water not only will give your tasteless drink some life, you gain the numerous benefits of limes. Limes are chock full of antioxidants and vitamins, including vitamins A, B, C, and D (via Healthline). These little green fruits also pack a punch of minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.

Having these healthy additives in your water can help hydrate your body from the inside out. The vitamin C and antioxidants from limes can have anti-aging properties that rejuvenate and refresh your skin. They can help to prevent kidney stones as well (via Medical News Today). This acidic fruit also helps saliva break down food, meaning your digestive system can reap some benefits as well.

How to make refreshing lime water

Adding lime to your water can also boost your immune system, decrease your risk of heart disease (thanks to the potassium and magnesium), prevent cancer, and reduce inflammation.

For those looking to maintain a healthy diet, the citric acid in lime water boosts your metabolism and is so tasty it encourages you to drink more water. Water consumption also prevents overeating, so sipping on some extra lime water can help you make better choices for your diet overall.

Are you craving some lime water now? Just wash, cut, and squeeze into a glass and you've got yourself a thirst-quenching, fun glass of lime water. You can even leave the slices in the water for extra flavoring — but resist the urge to add extra sugars or flavorings. The beauty of lime water is in its simplicity and nourishment for your body.