Lemon water is a simple beverage of freshly squeezed lemon juice mix with cold, warm or hot water as the case maybe; it is loaded with amazing health benefits like giving fresh breadth, aid digestion, prevent cold, improve hydration, aid weight loss, flush out toxins from the body. The high level of vitamin C in lemon makes lemon water a good recipe that can boost immunity, boost metabolism and energizes the body. Starting your day with a glass of lemon water on an empty stomach can change your mood positively coupled with a lot of other health benefits.
Excellent Source of Potassium: Potassium is great for healthy heart, brain and nervous system. Just some squeeze of lemon in water can give you the potassium needed to help regulate blood pressure and also help the cardiovascular system.
Boosts Immunity: Lemon is an excellent source of Vitamin C, including Vitamin B6, B5, B1 and B2 as well as calcium and potassium. With this richness on vitamin C and soluble fibers help boost the immunity, fight infections and prevent cold. Antioxidant and Vitamin C in lemon helps fight free radical.
Aids Digestion: Lemon water helps excellently by stimulating digestive system. Taking a glass of lemon water hydrate the body, ease digestion, prevent constipation and bloating.
Fights Infections: Lemon has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It can also help fight viral infections. Hot lemon water can be effective for common cold, respiratory infection, sore throats, tonsillitis.
Regulates Blood Pressure: Like taking warm bath, drinking hot lemon water increases blood circulation through veins and arteries. Having the right proportion of blood flow have a lot of benefits like reduced risk of heart disease and improved blood pressure.
Relieves Joint Pain: Toxins in your body are flushed out by drinking lemon water. It is a mild diuretic which can dissolve uric acid hence, can reduce inflammation and pain in your joints. Drinking hot lemon water can reduce stomach cramp.
Detoxes liver: When looking for natural detox water, lemon water plays a crucial role. It cleans the body by removing toxins, it prevent and treat liver damage due to excessive alcohol consumption.
Aids in Weight Loss: Lemon water is a low calorie drink compare to other citrus drinks and can also promote fullness by reducing hunger makes it excellent drink when considering losing some weight and reduced calorie intake. Drinking lemon after meal could help reduce the number of calorie consumed in the meal.
pH Balance: We all think lemon is acidic because of its ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and nitric acid content. But that not true because lemon turn alkaline was digested.
In acidic state you are more likely to fall ill because disease strive well acidic environment but lemon water helps balances the pH making alkaline.
Combat dehydration: Taking adequate water keep you out of dehydration, but infusing it with lemon makes it tastier, healthier by getting the required water needed for the day and vitamins and minerals especially vitamin C from lemon.
Improves Skin Quality: The high level of vitamins C and natural antiseptic in lemon helps reduce signs of ageing, improve skin texture, prevent fine lines, combat acne and pimple and cure any skin problems.
How to Make Lemon Water: squeeze fresh lemon in a cup and add water to your desired taste. Alternatively squeeze some lemon on an ice cube tray then refrigerate, anytime the need arise you can drop a few cubes in a glass of water to get your fresh lemon water.
Side Effects of Lemon Water: Lemon water could erode tooth enamel because of citric acid present in lemon. To reduce these effects, take lemon water with straw.