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The Magical Benefits Of Lemon Water

Submitted by Farah Lindstrom
Posted on 09 Oct, 2017

The Magical Benefits Of Lemon Water
Lemons are likely to have originated in India around the Himalayan foothills and spread from there. Botanically it is a citrus fruit in the Rutaceae family, and while being the smallest in its family, has more comprehensive health benefits than its family members.

Alkalizes The Body

A body that is too acidic is susceptible to disease. Even though lemons seem acidic, they are extremely alkalizing once they are consumed. Lemon water is a safe and effective way to manage your pH levels and achieving healthy alkalinity may benefit in bone health, reduced muscle wasting, decrease chances of hypertension and strokes, improved cardiovascular health, and improved memory.


Aids Digestion

The citrus flavonoids in lemon water support the hydrochloric acid in the stomach to break down food. in your digestive tract. It also helps to relieve symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, burping, and bloating.


Gives You An Energy Boost

Lemon juice provides your body with energy when it enters your digestive tract, and it also helps reduce anxiety and depression. (Even the scent of lemons has a calming effect on your nervous system!)


Helps You Lose Weight

Lemons contain pectin fibre and polyphenols , which have appetite suppressing qualities. Pectin gives a feeling a fullness much like other soluble dietary fibres, that may help reduced caloric intake.


Cleanses Your System

Lemon water is a natural diuretic, which means it helps your body flush liquid and toxins along with it. The main premise behind lemon water as a detox revolves around its ability to enhance your bodies enzyme function and stimulate the liver. Using lemon water, especially after meals may help you lower the amount of toxins in your body.


Keeps Your Skin Blemish-Free

The primary cause of aging comes from free radicals that cause the breakdown of various tissues in the body, namely skin. Research has shown that plant derived antioxidants such as those from lemons were able to reverse the breakdown of collagen fibres in the skin.


Reduces Inflammation

If you drink lemon water on a regular basis, it will decrease the acidity in your body, which is where disease states occur. It removes uric acid in your joints, which is one of the main causes of inflammation.


Strengthens Your Immune System

The level of vitamin C in your system is one of the first things to plummet when you’re stressed, which is why experts recommended popping extra vitamin C during especially stressful days. Citrus fruits like lemon are high in vitamin C and ascorbic acid. Vitamin C can help fight colds and the ascorbic acid helps iron absorption which also plays a role in immune function.


Excellent Source Of Potassium

As already mentioned, lemons are high in potassium, which is good for heart health, as well as brain and nerve function.


Freshens Your Breath

It also helps relieve toothaches and gingivitis. Because the citric acid can erode tooth enamel, either hold off on brushing your teeth after drinking lemon water or brush your teeth before drinking it.


Helps To Cut Out Caffeine

The combination of water and lemon helps to hydrate and oxygenate the blood, leaving you feeling great!


Helps Fight Viral Infections

Warm lemon water is the most effective way to diminish viral infections and their subsequent sore throats. Plus, with the lemon juice also boosting your immune system, you’ll simultaneously fight off the infection completely.


Benefits of Essential Oils In Lemons

One of the most interesting benefits that has been linked to lemon oil is its moderate antimicrobial activities against bad bacteria, yeast and fungi such as Candida albicans more commonly known to cause yeast infection. These antimicrobial effects have a range of benefits when ingested and used topically, and are the core of where the benefits are derived.


How Much Lemon Should I Consume?
For those who weigh less than 150 pounds, squeeze half a lemon’s worth of juice into a glass of water. If over 150 pounds, use an entire lemon’s juice. You can of course dilute the lemon juice more, depending on your personal taste.

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