Drinking lemon water in the morning helps your gut by stimulating the production of hydrochloric acid, a critical ingredient needed by our stomach to digest and expel waste because it is rich in vitamin C. A lot of experts that includes doctors and nutritionists encourage people to drink lemon juice or use it as a sweetener in their green juices because it is rich in vitamin C that is known to neutralize free-radicals in our body.
It has an alkalizing effect which helps greatly in balancing our body’s pH levels. Scientifically known as Citrus limon, lemon is an excellent source of various nutrients such as vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, calcium and pectin fiber, making it ideal for those who have heart problems. In fact, it has more potassium comparing to apples and grapes. It may not be a lot but this citrus fruit also has traces of vitamin A and iron. Overall, this little yellow fruit packs a lot of nutritional punch. It is rich in antioxidants that will neutralize free radicals from oxidizing cells and it stimulates our digestive system to flush out toxins from the body.
Lemon water benefits:
Keeps your skin clean
The antioxidants in lemon juice help to not only decrease blemishes, but wrinkles too! It can also be applied to scars and age spots to reduce their appearance, and because it’s detoxifying your blood, it will maintain your skin’s radiance.
It is SO important to try to get your body back to its ideal PH. This should be a constant consideration as disease and inflammation only occurs when the human body is too acidic. Fruits are alkalizing, but greens are even more powerful.
Warm water with lemon helps digestion as lemon contains citric acid. It interacts with other enzymes and acids which easily stimulate the secretion of gastric juice and digestion.
Water with lemon helps with weight loss. Lemons contain pectin fiber, which helps suppress hunger cravings. Studies have proven people with a better alkaline diet have lost weight faster.
Boosts your immunity
There is a reason why oranges are favorites during flu season. Once again, you need enough vitamin C to boost your immune system and fight infections. The good news is lemon is also full of this vitamin too. Even better news is that you don’t have to pop so many pills anymore because lemon water can already supply much of the vitamin C your body needs to fight those dreaded colds. And yes, it keeps your immune system up and running too.
How to prepare it:
Take out a couple of fresh, preferably organic lemons. Slice them as thin or thick as you like. Squeeze some of the sliced lemons into the water but not all. Grate some of the zest of these squeezed slices into your drink. Place the remaining un-squeezed slices in your bottle. Fill to the brim with either boiling hot, or ice cold water.
Prepare this easy drink at home and enjoy all of the amazing benefits that it gives to your body.