Top Benefits Of Lemon Water

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Did you know that those lemon wedges are not just garnishes for your drink? They actually have a function for your health and well-being. That’s because lemons are packed with vitamins, trace elements and minerals that keep your body healthy.

In addition, lemons act as a natural energy booster and help to recharge dehydrated tissues and push out harmful toxins from your body.

Many doctors and nutritionists tout the benefits of lemon water and lemon juice. What do they know that the rest of us don’t?

Well not only does it pack a wallop of vitamin C in each serving, but this citrus fruit packs tons of nutritional punch. It helps flush the body out with its shot of fiber and the antioxidants help neutralize damaging free radicals in the body.

The nutrition info for 1 cup or 244 grams of fresh squeezed lemon juice is as follows according to Self Nutrition Data:

61 calories

3 grams protein

6 grams sugar

0 grams fat

112 mg vitamin C (187% daily value)

303 mg potassium (9% daily value)

31.7 g folate (8% daily value)

1 gram fiber (4% daily value)

14.6 milligrams magnesium (4% daily value)

0.1 mg Thaimin (5% daily value)

0.4 milligrams vitamin E (2% daily value)

0.1 gram vitamin B6 (6% daily value)

31.7 mcg Folate (8% daily value)

17.1 mg calcium (2% daily value)

14.6 mg magnesium (4% daily value)

303 mg potassium (9% daily value)

So you can see this very low sugar fruit has tons of nutritional benefits with tons of vitamins, minerals, and fiber for very low calorie cost.

Digestion

First on the list of lemon in water benefits is aiding digestion. Not only does regularly drinking water help with digestion, regularly drinking lemon water provides the body with citrus flavonoids that help the acid in the stomach break down food. For the greatest benefits, warming the water is recommended.

Warm up the muscles

Lemons act as a natural soother to tired muscles and painful joints. Sip a warm mug the morning after a long run or a hard workout and wait a few minutes to see how your body feels. Many people experience a soothing and relaxed feel after the lemon does its work.

Detox

Lemon helps to detoxify the liver with citric acid that helps the production of bile. Bile is created by the body to be a vehicle in removing toxins from the system. Bile acids are essential for absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins, regulating bacteria and yeast in the body, and encouraging intestines to rid the body of waste.

Balances pH

Lemons are an incredibly alkaline food, believe it or not. Yes, they are acidic on their own, but inside our bodies they’re alkaline (the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolized). As you know, an alkaline body is really the key to good health.

 Helps with weight loss

Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster. And my experience is that when I start the day off right, it’s easier to make the best choices for myself the rest of the day.

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