Top 10 Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water
Lemon is a natural energizer; it hydrates and oxygenates the body so it feels revitalized, renewed and refreshed! Rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, pectin fiber and vitamin C, this citrus fruit doesn’t just help keep colds away, but it also acts as a digestive aid flushing out toxins and plays the role of a blood purifier! Make it a part of your morning routine to drink a glass of warm lemon water and reap these numerous health benefits immediately:
10 Benefits of Lemon Water:
1.Boost your immune system-
When you’re stressed, vitamin C is the first things to diminish in your body…resulting in illness. Give your body a boost with extra vitamin C from lemons to keep the doctor away.
2.Cure throat infections-
Lemons can even diminish the pain of viral infections and sore throats. They also prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections and diseases in the first place.
Drinking lemon water on a regular basis will balance your pH, decreasing the acidity in your body (which is where disease occurs) and also removes uric acid in your joints (one of the main causes of inflammation).
4.Aids in digestion-
Lemon juice loosens toxins in your digestive tract and helps to relieve symptoms of indigestion (for example: heartburn and bloating).
5.Flush out toxins-
By enhancing enzyme function, lemons stimulate your liver to cleanse your system of unwanted toxins.
6.Decrease wrinkles and blemishes-
Lemon juice is jam packed with antioxidants that not only decrease blemishes, but wrinkles too! You can even apply it directly to scars and age spots to reduce their appearance. Detoxify blood and give your skin a chance to radiate!
7.Relieve tooth pain-
Lemons can help relieve toothaches and even gingivitis.
8.Aid in weight loss-
Lemons contain pectin fiber which fights off hunger cravings and is beneficial for colon health.
Potassium from lemons help to nourish brain and nerve cells. Lemon juice also helps to replenish body salts (especially helpful after a strenuous workout).
Juice from lemons (even just the scent of lemons) can give your body a boost of natural energy and also helps to reduce anxiety and depression.
- The lemon is an evergreen tree, it blooms (a white flower) and produces fruit all year round. Each tree can produce between 500 and 600 pounds of lemons a year.
- Lemons contain more potassium than apples or grapes
- Lemons have a sour taste to them, this is due to the fact that lemon juice contains about 5-6% citric acid.
- Don’t toss the leaves! Even the leaves of a lemon tree can be used to make tea and in the preparation of cooked meats and seafood.
- Lemons turn from green to yellow because of temperature changes, not ripeness, so green patches are OK, but avoid those with brown spots, which indicate it may be rotten.
- Before juicing, roll the lemon between your palms to break down the cells inside the fruit that hold liquid.
How Many Lemons Should I Add to My Water?
Depending on your personal taste, squeeze about a half a lemon into a full glass of water. It’s important to dilute lemon juice to prevent the citric acid from eroding tooth enamel. Rinse your mouth thoroughly after drinking lemon juice, too.
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