If you drink lemon water you will provide your body variety of minerals and vitamins and you will eliminate all the toxins. Making lemon water is simple. Mix lemon juice and add warm water.
If you drink regularly lemon water, you will enjoy the following benefits:
Lemon water improves the blood and the cardiovascular system.
- Reduce risk of stroke
One lemon contains 51 percent of the Vitamin C. This is an average dose of an adult needs. Vitamin C aids in prevention of strokes and heart disease. In 20 years old study, which was conducted in Japan, over 2,000 volunteers who were at least 40 years old were followed. According to the study, 196 participants had strokes during the study, even though the volunteers who participated were healthy.
2. Reduce Cholesterol
Lemons contain fiber and phytochemicals like diosmin and hesperidin. These chemicals reduce bad cholesterol. The journal of science described a study which was conducted in 1994, where researchers gave low-fiber diets or high-fiber diet to women in a four weeks period. Researchers have found that women who consumed fiber had reduced cholesterol than women who consumed little fiber.
3. Prevent iron deficiency anemia
Lemons contain citric acid and Vitamin C. both of them aid the body in absorbing non-heme iron. Our body can absorb heme iron, which can be found in fish, poultry, meat. It’s hard for the human body to absorb non-heme iron which can be found in plants. Lemons reduce the chances of getting iron-deficiency anemia by absorbing non-heme iron.
4. Excellent source of vitamin C
As we said before, lemons are great source of vitamin V. If you drink lemon water you will increase the amount of vitamin C.
5. Contain antioxidants ( flavonoids)
Lemons contain flavonoids. These compounds came from plants. Lemons also have few amounts of manganese.
6. Encourage water intake
Lemons encourage people to drink more water. Doctors suggest that people should drink water half of their weight. Example, if someone weight 150 pounds should drink 75 ounces of water every day. If you put lemon in water it gives it flavor and also helps you to lose weight.
7. Help in quitting coffee
Lemon can also help you in giving up coffee. Cold drinks make the stomach to work harder. In order to prevent this, consume drinks which are at least lukewarm. Lemon water is good replacement for coffee.
8. Provide satiety and aid in weight loss
Lemons also provide satiety. One tablespoon of lemon water has only 4 calories. Drink a glass lemon water 30 minutes before eating and you will feel full.
9. Increase the metabolism
Lemons increase your metabolism and burn calories. In this way they actually help you to lose weight.
10. Provide hydration
Lemon water has electrolytes which provide hydration of the body. Potassium, magnesium, calcium and salt are all electrolytes which provide hydration and regulate nerve impulses.
Benefits for the excretory system
11. Prevent kidney stones
Studies have found fresh-squeezed lemon juice and lime juice contain great amount of citric acid which prevents formation of kidney stones.
12. Relieve urinary infections
Lemons lower the pain which is part of urinary tract infections. Lemons make the urination during UTI less painful due to its alkalizing effect.
13. Aid in recover from hangovers
Lemons contain sugar which is called fructose. Fructose helps people to metabolise alcohol faster.
Benefits for the immune system
14. Strengthen the immune system
Lemon water has vitamin C has anti-bacterial properties that fight infections and strengthen the immune system.
15. Help the respiratory system
Lemons have anti-inflammatory properties which aid in prevention of upper respiratory infections like colds.
16. Lower mucus
It can clean the sinuses by reducing mucus.
17. Eliminate colds
Lemon water reduces colds and sore throats. Add lemon juice in warm water and put honey. This remedy will help you to treat colds and is very effective.
Benefits for the nervous system
18. Improve the function of the brain
Lemons contain potassium which feed the brain and nerve cells.
20. Relieve headaches
Lemon juice and green tea are excellent remedy for headache.
20. Improve the mood
If you add turmeric to lemon water, you will make a drink that relieves anxiety and depression.
How to make turmeric lemonade juice:
• 5 cups of water
• ½ cup of lemon juice
• 4 tablespoons of freshly turmeric root
• 2 tablespoons of grated ginger
• 3 tablespoons of honey
• ½ cup of orange juice
Boil the water and pour it into a jar which contain the ginger and the turmeric. Leave the mix for 10 minutes, then add honey and mix well. Strain the mixture and add lemon juice. Cool it and taste it. You can add more lemon juice to make the taste more delicious.
21. Protect the eyes
Lemons can protect your eyes due to the vitamin C they contain. They can also protect the eyes against degeneration and cataracts.
22. Eliminate fever
Lemon juice can relieve you from fever.
23. Aid the skin
Drinking lemon water clears the skin and lowers the wrinkles and other signs of aging.
24. Cure constipation
Lemon water relieves constipation. You should drink it twice a day, once before breakfast and once before bedtime.
25. Aid the digestive system
Lemon water aids the digestion. Consume warm lemon water in the morning and you will prevent constipation as well!
26. Lower inflammation and pain
Lemon juice lowers pain and joint inflammation by eliminating bacteria and toxins.
27. Refresh the breath
Lemon water refreshes the breath, kills bacteria and provides hydration in the mouth.
28. Improve dental health
Lemon water prevents gingivitis and can calm a toothache.
29. Protect against free radicals
Lemons contain a lot of flavonoids. Studies which examined rats found out that flavonoids from lemons can protect cells against free radicals.
30. Aid the liver
Lemons detox the body. They contain molecule called limenone, which has been shown to have such an effect in rodents.
31. Provide pH balance of the body
Lemon water balances the pH level of the body.
Lemon water has various health benefits. You can easily prepare it and to add ingredients such as mint in order to sweeten the taste.