There is a lot of talk these days about the positive effects of lemon water or fruit-infused water, so I decided to dig in and do some research. What I learned from my research is so valuable that I had to share with you. Lemon water is such a simple and easy drink, but it is mind-blowing how many awesome benefits it provides.
1. Strengthens Immune System:
Our immune system protects our body by combating illness. Weak immune system makes our body susceptible to illness and infections. Warm lemon water has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties which fight harmful bacteria, fungus, and virus that cause diseases and infections. Its antioxidant property helps eliminate toxins from the body.
Lemons are rich in vitamin in vitamin C and potassium, which keep the body running on all cylinders and help the immune system and heart.
2. Clear Skin:
Vitamin C is a key factor for clean healthy skin. It flushes toxins out of the blood so they do not accumulate in pores, and it hydrates skin cells. Water hydrates the skin, plumping it up and pushing out wrinkles, allowing it to glow the way it was meant to. Antioxidants in lemons, including vitamin C, protect against free radical and solar damage too.
Drinking 64 oz or more of water daily is a sure fire way to take years off your looks.
3. Aids Weight Loss:
Lemons contain pectin. This is a fiber that helps reduce cravings and make you feel full. It is a zero calorie drink that you can use to replace high calorie soft drinks and juices. It’s easier for me to say no to that second soda of the day because I just drink a lemon water.
Honey and lemon water is a popular and effective remedy for weight loss. This drink has formed a part of several weight loss programs. Both are beneficial for health. To lose weight, take a glass of warm water, add 1 teaspoon honey, squeeze 1 lemon to it and drink it on an empty stomach daily in the morning. It increases the metabolism rate which burns calories fast. Stimulated metabolism uses fat as an energy source, causing you to lose weight. Lemon water with honey also boosts your energy level.
The combination of all these functions goes a long way in promoting healthy weight loss.
4. Aids in digestion:
Lemon contains citric acid, which helps stimulate the secretion of gastric juices for digestion and aids in natural bowel movement which flushes out built-up toxins along the way
Lemon water is also a mild diuretic that can help cleanse your urinary tract and kidneys. This can improve blood pressure as well.
5. Alkalizes the body:
Lemon creates an alkalizing effect in the body, which helps your body fight diseases. Drinking lemon water before a meal can raise your PH level which supports your body’s natural immune response. In addition, studies prove that more alkalized bodies, are able to lose weight faster.
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