Health Benefits of Lemon Water
Aids in Digestion
Lemon water can be prepared in two ways. The first method is to slice two lemons and add the slices to a pitcher of filtered water for 8 hours or overnight. A faster way is to squeeze the juice of half a lemon into 12 ounces of filtered water. Lemon water can be kept for several days in the refrigerator.
Drink a cup of lemon water on an empty stomach in the morning to ease bloating, gas, or constipation. Lemon contains minerals that promote healthy digestion, alleviate heartburn and stimulate healthy bowel function by reducing bloat and clearing trapped fecal matter.
Promotes Weight Loss
Evidence suggests lemon water may help you lose those stubborn pounds. One reason is that lemon water is more refreshing and easier to drink than plain water. It curbs the appetite, hydrates, and energizes to prevent binges on sugary sweets. Your body may experience mixed signals when thirsty, causing you to reach for a snack when all you need is water.
Encourages Liver Detox
Lemon has powerful detoxifying properties. It helps to remove toxins from the blood, which are any unwanted foreign substances poisonous to your system. Over time, toxins accumulate and may cause health issues that are hard to pin down. Symptoms of toxin overload include constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, nausea, aches and pains, and even memory loss. Lemon water may reverse and prevent toxic buildup in the bloodstream. It assists the liver in cleansing the body of these damaging invaders.
Boosts Immune Function
The abundance of vitamin C in lemon provides powerful immune-boosting properties. It also supports the immune system when the body is fighting off infection or illness by providing electrolytes. Lemons also contain bioflavonoids, which fight free radicals that can cause inflammation and blood vessel damage.
Add lemon juice, honey, and ginger root to a cup of hot water for a potent immune-enhancing drink and sip throughout the day.
Bad breath has several causes. Sometimes, bacteria is to blame. Other times, it’s caused by something you eat. Regardless of why you have bad breath, lemon water can help alleviate the problem.
Lemon water combats bad breath by neutralizing the odor from foods like onion or garlic. It also stimulates saliva production, which helps flush the mouth of food or bacteria odors. Dry mouth can also cause bad breath, so staying hydrated with lemon water can help that, too.
Nourishes the Skin
Lemon contains nutrients that nourish and revitalize the skin to keep it looking young and smooth. It’s an excellent source of vitamin C, which protects against free radical damage and improves hydration for powerful anti-aging benefits.
Lemon water helps flush toxins from the body. Toxins can build up over time, quickening the aging process and causing damage to the skin.
Chronic inflammation is the root of many modern diseases. Alzheimer’s, Crohn’s, Parkinson’s, and even arthritis can be linked to this issue. Lemon contains potent antioxidants that fight the free radicals that cause chronic inflammation.
The buildup of uric acid in the joints causes inflammation. Lemon helps prevent this buildup, freeing the joints from pain and stiffness and reducing inflammation in the long run. Source: https://health.facty.com
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