Ok people, I stumbled upon lemon water and its immense benefits so I drink a glass every morning. I would like to share it with you guys. Lemons are loaded with healthy benefits, and particularly, they’re a great source of vitamin C.
One cup of fresh lemon juice provides 187% of your daily recommended serving of vitamin C. Other benefits of Lemon water:
1. Aids in digestion and detoxification. It also helps in relieving indigestion or ease stomach upset. The acids found in lemon juice also encourage your body to process the good stuff in foods more slowly. This drawn-out absorption means insulin levels remain steady and you get more nutrients out of the foods you consume. Better nutrient absorption means less bloating. Because it’s a mild diuretic, you might find yourself using the bathroom more often,( I can’t count the number of times I visit the bathroom daily), helping the urinary tract get rid of any unwanted elements. All of this helps detox body & skin.
2. Rejuvenates skin and heals the body: The antioxidants found in vitamin C do double duty in lemon water. They fight damage caused by free radicals, keeping your skin looking fresh. Getting enough vitamin C from your lemon water also keeps the body producing collagen, essential in smoothing out lines in the face.
3. Helps shed pounds. Regularly sipping on lemon water can help you lose those last pounds. That’s because lemons contain pectin, a type of fibre commonly found in fruits. Pectin helps you feel full longer; that satiated feeling means you’ll chow down less throughout the day. Plus, did you know that when you’re even mildly dehydrated, you’re more prone to things like headaches, fatigue and an overall bad mood? Chugging down lemon water helps your body stay hydrated and feeling happy.
4. Boosts energy and mood: Skip the morning cup of coffee — lemon water can boost energy levels without the caffeine crash. Here’s how it works: Our bodies get energy from the atoms and molecules in foods. When negative-charged ions, like those found in lemons, enter your digestive tract, the result is an increase in energy.
Additionally, just the scent of a lemon has been found to reduce stress levels and improve moods. Don’t forget to offer a glass to grumpy co-workers or family members.
How do you prepare?
Make sure you use warm water, don’t use cold water as this will shock your system.
1. ½ lemon
2. A Glass of warm water
Just squeeze the lemon (I use an orange squeezer) drain out the juice. Pour it in the water and you’re good to go.
Possible Side Effects
While lemon water is one of the safest drinks you can ingest, the acids in lemon can eat away at your tooth enamel. To prevent this, drink lemon water before brushing your teeth — the overnight bacteria will protect your teeth a bit. Drink from a straw and rinse with thoroughly with water.
Point to Note: Thinner-skinned lemons are juicier. Keep away from lemons that look dull, wrinkled or excessively hard.