Lemon is one of the most popular and versatile citrus fruit. Is
popularity is owed to it’s refreshing flavor and scent making it a popular
choice for flavoring many recipes and perfumes. Lemon is also widely
used in all sorts of drinks from teas and cocktails to juices. Along with
its obvious use as a flavor, lemon since long has also been used for its
medicinal value. A rich source of vitamin C, lemon possess immense
health benefits ranging from its antibacterial and antiviral properties to
its immune boosting abilities. One of the most common ways to reap
the health benefits of lemon is by juicing it. Lemon juice acts as a
digestive and a detoxifying agent and helps in cleaning the liver leading
to better digestive health. Lemon juice is also an effective way to reduce
weight as it increases the body’s metabolic rate. For people looking to
use lemon for its weight loss abilities, drinking lemon juice with warm
water on an empty stomach every morning can produce amazing
1. Drinking lemon juice with warm water every morning helps in
maintaining the pH balance of the body.
2. Lemon juice with warm water helps keep the body hydrated as it
provides electrolytes to the body.
3. It supports weight loss: Research has shown that polyphenol
antioxidants found in lemon significantly reduces weight gain in mice
that are overfed in order to induce obesity. In these mice studies, the
antioxedant compounds also offset the negative effects on blood
glucose levels and improved insulin resistance, the two main factors in
the development of type 2 diabetes. While the same results need to be
proven in humans, anecdotal evidence is strong that lemon water
supports weight loss. Whether this is due to people simply drinking
more water and feeling full or the lemon juice itself is unclear.
4. It improves your skin quality: Vitamin C found in lemons may help
reduce skin wrinkling, dry skin from aging, and damage from the sun.
How water improves skin is controversial, but one thing is certain. If
your skin loses moisture, it becomes dry and prone to wrinkles. A 2016
laboratory study showed that a citrus-based drink helped prevent the
development of wrinkles in hairless mice.
5. It help to prevent kidney stomes: The citric acid in lemons may help
prevent kidney stones. Citrate, a component of citric acid, paradoxically
makes urine less acidic and may even break up small stones. Drinking
lemon water not only gets you citrate, but also the water you need to
help prevent or flush out stones.
HOW TO MAKE LEMON WATER
In order to reap any health benefits of lemon water, you need drink it
consistently, and you need more than just a single wedge of lemon in
When making lemon water, always use fresh lemons rather than
artificial lemon from a bottle.
To make lemon water, squeeze half a lemon into 8 ounces of warm or
cold water. To make the drink as healthy as possible, use filtered water
and organic lemons.
Infuse more flavor or add a health boost to lemon water by adding:
*a few springs of mint
*a teaspoon of maple syrup or raw honey
*a slice of fresh ginger
*a dash of cinnamon
*a sprinkle of turmeric
You can also add slices of other fresh citrus fruits such as limes and
oranges, or cucumber slices. Always wash the produce well before
slicing and using.
Having lemon ice cubes on hand is a great way to add lemon to your
water fast. Simply squeeze fresh lemon juice into ice cube trays and
freeze. Drop a few cubes into a glass of cold or hot water as needed.
You can start your morning with a mug of warm lemon water, and keep
a pitcher of water infused with a few sliced lemons in your refrigerator
to drink throughout the day.
SIDE EFFECTS OF LEMON WATER
Lemon water is generally safe to drink, but there are a few potential
side effects to be aware of.
Lemon contains citric acid, which may erode tooth enamel. To limit the
risk, drink lemon water through a straw, and rinse your mouth with
plain water afterwards.
When it comes to heartburn, lemon water can go either way. The citric
acid may cause heartburn in some people. Others experience relief from
heartburn, as lemon juice becomes alkaline, reducing acidity in
digestion. Only experimenting can tell its effect on you.
Some people report more frequent trips to the bathroom when drinking
lemon water. Although vitamin C is often believed to be a diuretic,
something that increases the amount of urine you produce, evidence
doesn’t show that vitamin C from natural sources like lemons has
If you experience the need for extra bathroom breaks while drinking
lemon water, it’s more than likely caused by increased water intake.
THANKS FOR READING AND HAVE NICE DAY.