Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

Oct 27, 2014 at 3:49 pm |
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Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

By Kim Anthony

Benefits of drinking lemon water. Lemon is
categorized as a plant, and its properties are often used to make
medicine. According to the experts, lemon is used to treat scurvy, a
condition caused by not having enough vitamin
C
. Lemon is also known for being effective in treating the common
cold and flu, H1N1 (swine) flu,
ringing in the ears (tinnitus), Meniere’s
disease
and kidney
stones
. It also contains antioxidants called
bioflavonoids. Researchers believe these bioflavonoids are primarily
responsible for the health benefits of lemon. It’s filled with
vitamin C — one lemon has 187 percent the amount you need in a day
— which is a great antioxidant that helps boost your immune system.


Drinking
lemon water is reported to have a plethora of great benefits. Lemon
water is one of the simplest additions to a healthy diet that
you can find, and it’s extremely inexpensive. I went in search of
the benefits. I wanted to find out what makes lemon water so special
and how it’s beneficial to your health.


After
researching the benefits, l decided to put it to the test and try it
for myself. I’ve been drinking lemon water for the past few weeks.
Initially, I wasn’t in love with the warm water and tart taste (sour
flavors are not necessarily my fave), but my taste buds quickly
became accustomed it. I found myself looking forward to my new early
morning beverage, especially after the noticeable differences — more
energy, better skin and great digestion, to name a few. It’s
definitely one the simplest, yet best discoveries I’ve been
introduced to by far!

Advantages
to Drinking Lemon Water:

Weight Loss
Due
to lemon water being natural, it adds no calories to your body each
time you drink it.

Clears
Skin

The vitamin C
component, as well as other antioxidants, helps decrease wrinkles and
blemishes and helps to combat free radical damage.

Boosts
Your Immune System

Lemons are
high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds. Lemons also
contain saponins, which show antimicrobial properties that may help
keep cold and flu at bay. Lemons also reduce the amount of phlegm
produced by the body.

Cleans
out Your Waste Better

The
digestive qualities of lemon juice help to relieve symptoms of
indigestion, such as heartburn, belching and bloating. Lemon water
also helps out the digestive system by reducing the chances for
diarrhea and constipation because it promotes proper fluid bowel
functions. Lemon juice also helps flush out unwanted materials, in
part because lemons increase the rate of urination in the
body.

Freshens
Breath

Besides
fresher breath, lemons have been known to help relieve tooth pain and
gingivitis. Citric acid can, however, erode tooth enamel, so you
should be somewhat preventative. It’s reportedly best to brush your
teeth before you drink lemon water, or wait a significant amount of
time after to brush your teeth. It is also recommended to rinse your
mouth with purified water after you finish your lemon
water.

Balances pH Levels

Lemons are
one of the most alkalizing foods for the body. They are acidic on
their own, but inside our bodies, they’re alkaline. Lemons contain
both citric and ascorbic acid which are easily metabolized in the
body, allowing the mineral content of lemons to help alkalize the
blood.

Reduces
Hunger Cravings

Together
with its property of cleaning out your colon, lemon water’s effect on
your hunger cravings is a one-two combination in the effort to help
you reduce weight.

DIRECTIONS: Squeeze
1/2 a fresh lemon (preferably organic) into a glass of warm purified
water with each glass. I drink it down first thing in the morning for
maximum results. You should be using purified water and it should be
lukewarm, not scalding hot. You want to avoid ice cold water, since
that can be a lot for your body to process and it takes more energy
to process ice cold water than the warm. Always use fresh lemons,
organic if possible, never bottled lemon juice.

Kim Anthony is a freelance writer and fitness
enthusiast. As an adjunct psychology professor with extensive experience in
counseling, she is an avid believer in the mind and body relationship and its
connection to overall wellness. She enjoys pouring her passion for fitness and
wellness into
fitnessgalore.net, a website that features fitness and nutrition tips,
workouts, recipes and the latest fitness fashion. This article originally
appeared in full on her site.

Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water By Kim Anthony Benefits of drinking lemon water. Lemon is categorized as a plant, and its properties are often used to make medicine. According to the experts, lemon is used to treat scurvy, a condition caused by not having enough vitamin C. Lemon is also known for being effective in […]