8 Health Benefits Of Lemon Water

Health Benefits Of Lemon Water

Which is the most inexpensive drink that can be prepared at home in just a few minutes, requires few ingredients and is very easy to prepare???

Still guessing or an answer has clicked your minds..

Well! Its lemon water

Lemon water is a detoxifying, refreshing drink that has been chugged by humans since ages.

Lemon is a citrus fruit. Because of its intense sourness it cannot be eaten as stand-alone fruit, but it is used in small quantities along with spices or herbs in cooking. It adds dynamic and wonderful favor to drinks, sauces, curries, salads, desert and marinades.

Health Benefits Of Lemon Water
Health Benefits Of Lemon Water

The use of lemon is not limited to enhance taste of foods. It also possesses medicinal properties and is a commonly used ingredient of most of home made as well as commercially sold beauty products. Lemon is known to keep disease at bay, boost immune system, protect DNA cell, relieve inflammation and to keep yourself fit and healthy.

Lemons

Lemons

But is this claim just a health fad or a fact. Let us find out.

8 Health Benefits Of Lemon Water

  1. Lemon Water is Rich in Vitamin C- All citrus fruits including lemon is rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and protects the cells from free radical damage. Vitamin C boosts body immunity and prevents the common cold. Also, it reduces the risk of stroke and cardiovascular diseases. *Not only lemon is rich in vitamin C but is also rich in calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus etc.
  2. Lemon Water Promotes Hydration- Water keeps your body hydrated and it is advised to drink at least 9-10 glasses of water every day. But as water is tasteless, many don’t like having it so lemon water is the best alternate. Lemon enhances the flavor of water.
  3. Lemon Water Freshens Breath- lemon water is one of the best home remedy for bad breath. Drink lemon water after meals. Lemon stimulates saliva and thus eliminates the bacteria that cause bad breath. Also, it prevents dryness of mouth.
  4. Lemon Water Helps to Get Rid of Garlic Smell on Hands- If you love adding garlic to cooking you have to bear the garlic smell on your hands. Wash your hands with lemon water to get rid of the garlic smell.
  5. Lemon Water Aids Digestion- Drinking lemon water every morning empty stomach acts as laxative, stimulates digestive system and gets the system moving and prevents constipation. It is preferred to add lemon juice to a glass of lukewarm water. According Ayurveda lemon water not only promote digestion of food, but also prevents the toxin build up.
  6. Lemon Water Aids Weight Loss- Research on mice has found that polyphenols present in lemon aids weight loss. Also, it improves insulin resistance and maintains the level of blood sugar. Anecodal evidence in humans also supports weight loss via lemon water.
  7. Lemon Water Prevents Kidney Stone- Lemon water is rich in citric acid and citric acid is rich in compound citrate that decreases the acidity of urine and. Citric prevents kidney stone and may also break the small stones.
  8. Lemon Water Improves the Quality of Skin- Lemon is rich in antioxidants that fights free radical damage and slows signs of aging such as dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles. Lemon water also reduces acne and rashes.
Lemon

Lemon

Lemon water is usually safe to drink, but as it contains citric acid too much intake may erode tooth enamel. Thus drink lemon water in limit (1-2 glass a day). Better drink it with straw and after drinking lemon water rinse your mouth properly. Lemon water may also worsen heartburn so better avoid it if you have acid reflux.

Reference Links:

https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/benefits-of-lemon-water https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318662.php

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