Putting lemon juice in warm water and sipping slowly makes the juice palatable and refreshing. It’s best drunk on an empty stomach first thing in the morning.
Lemon juice has a similar atomic composition to saliva and the hydrochloric acid of digestive juices. It helps flush out toxins during the digestion process. Lemon juice also relieves indigestion issues such as bloating, belching and heartburn.
Citric acid in lemons helps maximise enzyme function in your digestive system and this stimulates the liver and helps with detoxification. Lemon juice is also a diuretic which means it increases the rate of urination so toxins are flushed out faster, keeping your urinary tract healthy.
Lemon juice is high in vitamin C, which helps prevent and fight colds, and high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function, as well as lowers blood pressure.
Including lemons in your diet can help remove acidity from your body as lemons are alkalising. Diseases occur when the body is highly acidic which means there’s an imbalance in the pH levels, so hot lemon water quickly becomes a miracle worker.
Vitamin C does wonders for skin; you can say hello to vital glowing skin and goodbye to acne, blemishes, and premature wrinkles. The vitamin C in lemons rejuvenates your skin from within. For other ways to use lemons in your beauty routine, click here.
Lemons are made of negatively-charged ions which means that they give your body more energy once in the digestive tract. So you can leave the coffee wake-up call and answer the warm lemon water energy booster instead. The scent of lemons is also mood-enhancing, helping to reduce anxiety and depression.
Vitamin C has many benefits as you have read and here are a few more: wound healing, and reduction of uric acid levels in the body which cause pain and inflammation in the joints. It helps maintain healthy bones and connective tissue and aids recovery from stress and injury.
Lemon water will leave your mouth feeling fresh. But besides fresh breath, lemon juice also relieve toothaches and gingivitis. Don’t overdo it, though, as the citric acid can erode the enamel on your teeth and don’t brush your teeth after drinking lemon water, drink the lemon water after brushing your teeth.
Warm water and lemon juice hydrates you after many hours of sleeping and not taking in fluids. It stimulates the lymphatic system so that toxins are removed for the bladder, colon and lymph glands. When you feel sluggish, stressed or even mentally congested, drink a mug of lemon water.
If you’re on a weight-loss journey then you probably know pectin helps with hunger pangs. This fibre makes you feel fuller for longer and yes, you guessed it, lemons are high in pectin. Plus lemon water will boost your metabolism.
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