The lemon is widely known for its health benefits. It is rich in magnesium, fibers, enzymes, potassium, calcium, antioxidants, iron, calcium and vitamins C and B. Moreover, it is known for its weight loss aid as well as for its antiviral, immune-boosting, and antibacterial properties. Don’t hesitate and start your day with a glass of warm lemon water. This simple routine will do wonders for your health.
All you need to do is to squeeze ½ fresh lemon in a glass of lukewarm water. It is recommended to use organic lemon, not bottled one. Drink the water right away. This should be the first thing you do in the morning, before you eat and workout.
In the following text we will present you with the 12 benefits that you will get from this simple routine
1. Boosts Your Immune System
Responsible for boosting your immunity system is the vitamin C with which the lemon is rich. This vitamin makes the body resistant to cold and flues. Another constituent of lemon is potassium which is widely known for its power of lowering blood pressure. Due to its high amount of vitamin C or ascorbic acid content, it has anti-inflammation effect that lessens asthma attacks and also helps in the treatment of other respiratory symptoms. What it more lemon also contains phytochemical Saponin which is antimicrobial agent.
2. Clears Skin
According to many studies, lemon contains antioxidants that help in compensating dead skin cells. It also heals blemishes, and fights any free radical that could potentially harm the skin. Finally, it helps in the fight against bacteria that cause acne, it revitalizes the damaged ski, it delays the process of aging and it leads to youthful and more glowing skin.
The high antioxidant content of the lemon is known to reduce the risk for cancer cells. The thing is that it neutralizes the acid environment known to be responsible for cancer cells growth.
4. Aids in Weight Loss
Lemon is a great ingredient when it comes to dieting and weight loss process because it contains pectin, a set of polysaccharides with gel-properties, a fiber helping fight cravings for food. According to a research, people who follow an alkaline diet tend to lose weight much faster.
5. Promotes Better Digestion
It helps in the improvement of digestive system since it produces citric acids which are known for their positive effects over the digestive tract. It can be also used for reliving of stomach pain and cramps. Studies showed that drinking lemon water helps improve the absorption of aluminum hydroxide (antacids active ingredient) which then helps in controlling the acid level in our stomach. It also cleanses the liver daily which encourages more bile production, an acid that is needed for good digestion. It will also cleanse your body from toxins and make the indigestion symptoms including heartburn, bloating and belching all disappear.
6. Boost Brain Power
As mentioned above, lemon is rich in magnesium and potassium, making it a great ingredient for the brain and the entire nervous system. Moreover, it can boost energy level and improve your mood because it fights stress and depression.
It helps you concentrate and focus better, which is the reason why students and people with stressful work are recommended to consume lemon water.
7. Balances pH Levels
Lemons alkalize your body since it contains both citric and ascorbic acid that helps to alkalize the blood. The body`s acidic pH is causer of many diseases, so in this way it prevents many diseases.
8. Energizes and Enhances Your Mood
Lemon also improves you mood. Consume this water regularly and you will no longer know for depression, stress, anxiety, and fatigue.
9. Promotes Healing
Besides making your skin look younger and healthier it affects positively your bones, tissues and cartilages. As we already mentioned it has ant-inflammatory properties that in combination with the vitamins and minerals makes a magical combination for keeping a good help and faster recovery from inquiries.
10. Freshens Breath
The lemon is a citrus fruit that is very refreshing and it gives a freshly scent. It relieves the symptoms of gingivitis and toothaches.
It is recommended to rinse the mouth with clean, purified water after consuming lemon water.
11. Hydrates Your Lymph System
Do you know that our lymph system has a bigger function in our bodies than the immune system? When drinking lemon water it replenishes, hydrates and replace lost fluids in our body. If you body lacks water you might feel some of the following symptoms: tiredness, sluggishness and a drop in your immune system which can cause diseases, constipation, low energy level, low or high blood pressure, few sleep, unfocused mind and stress.
12. Cleanses Your System and is a Diuretic
Being an antiseptic acid, lemon juice has the ability to cleanse your entire system, flushing out all harmful chemicals and toxins. As it increases urination to flush all toxins, it helps in normal bowel movement. In addition, lemon water helps in increasing the production of enzymes that stimulate liver detoxification function.