Amazing Lemon Water Challenge With Great Benefits

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Danette May is a well known supporter of health and she challenged people to her experiment. It is really easy and simple. It lasts 28 days and you need to drink one glass of lemon water in the morning.

Lemon botanically it is a citrus fruit in the Rutaceae family (scientifically known as Citrus Limon), and while being the smallest in its family has more comprehensive health benefits than its family members.

They are likely to have originated in India around the Himalayan foothills and spread from there.  The two main types of lemons are the Lisbon and Eureka.  There are others that have come into vogue such as the sweeter Meyer Lemons. The fruit is lower in calories about 29 per 100 grams, which makes it one of the lower in its family. They also contain

  • 3 grams protein
  • 6 grams sugar
  • 1 gram fiber
  • 0 grams fat
  • 303 mg potassium
  • 112 mg vitamin C
  • 6 mg magnesium
  • 7 mcg folate

 

Lemon water has some amazing properties:

  • Aids digestion: Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that required for digestion. Efficient digestion reduces heartburn and constipation. According Dr. Gillian McKeith in her book You Are What You Eat, “A warm cup of water first thing in the morning (and even better with a squeeze of lemon) goes right through the bowels and cleans mucus out from the day before.”

  • Cleanses the liver: I mentioned that drinking lemon water flushes toxins and improves your digestion. But another beneficiary is the liver. By flushing toxins out of the liver, you enhance enzyme function. By cleansing your liver, you ensure that this very important organ can do an efficient job.

  • Reduces joint pain: Another benefit of drinking lemon water is pain reduction (e.g., after a long day of work, a hard core workout, or even just a feeling of tiredness). Lemon water reduces both joint pain and muscle pain.

  • Clears Skin: Daily consumption of warm lemon water can make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin. It helps purify your blood and encourages growth of new blood cells. Also, the high vitamin C content as well as other antioxidants in lemon helps keep the skin free from wrinkles and blemishes and helpscombat free-radical damage. The water and honey add restorative, antibacterial and collagen-boosting properties to promote your skin health.

  • Balances your body’s acidity (pH): The alkalizing effects of lemon and natural salt are highly useful for managing your body’s delicate pH balance, which is crucial for optimal functioning of the body’s systems.

  • Boosts immune function: One lemon serves up 139 percent of your daily value (DV) for vitamin C. Squeezing one lemon into your morning is a natural alternative to that vitamin C supplement you may be taking.

 

How to make lemon water:

  1. Pour a glass of room temperature water (if you have digestive problems, use hot water).
  2. Cut a lemon in half
  3. Squeeze the juice of the lemon directly into the glass of water. Water should turn cloudy.
  4. Drink and repeat the next morning