As an avid drinker of water, I was introduced to the concept of lemon water by my mom recently, who is a healthy living pro. I used to drink lemon water only for its fresh flavor, never hooked into a habit. Upon her encouragement, I did some study on lemon water and then got convinced this is another healthy drink I should stick to daily apart form water and tea.
Lemons are packed with nutrients, including vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin A.
lemons, like oranges, contain a variety of phytochemicals, hesperetin, naringin. These compounds have been shown to reduce oxidant injury to DNA in our body cells.
Lemon contains 0 saturated fats and cholesterol with extremely low GI. it carries only 29 carbs and is a excellent source of dietary fiber.
Lemon water, especially lemon water in the early morning, can flush out wastes and toxins your body(liver) generates during sleep. lemon water can help stimulate proper stomach acid production and bile production.
Lemon water in the morning can help flush the digestive system and re hydrate your body.
Boost immunity system
Due to its high concentration of antioxidants (vitamin C), lemon water can defend your body against attack of free radicals, the culprit of ox-dative stress that lead to diseases. Vitamin C is also good for the adrenals and can potentially help reduce the affects of stress
Keep your skin cleaner
The antioxidants in lemon juice are known to not only decrease blemishes, but diminish fine lines too! its detoxification property will help maintain your skin’s radiance. Vitamin C in lemon is good for collagen production so that we get smooth and healthy skin
Rich fiber in lemon can help fight hunger and cravings. actually, when I started drinking lemon water, it gives me a feeling of fullness and content for the whole morning and it well lasted into afternoon. but it might be my personal experience. more scientific proof is it can boost metabolism.
Again, antioxidants from lemon is a powerful way to repair damaged cells and organs. Inflammation results from long term cellular damage. if you drink regularly, the inflammation will be kept in check.
Make lemon water as part of your daily routine, morning drinking is highly recommended. it will kick start your day the best way!