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Friday, November 15, 2013

Benefits of lemon water

A glass of water with the juice of half a lemon revitalises the body and mind. So, start your day by drinking it!

Aids digestion
Lemons give positive effect on the gastrointestinal tract. Lemons contain citric acid, which helps maximize the enzyme function and stimulate the liver to produce bile and aids for detoxification. It flushes out unwanted materials and toxins in digestive tract. Lemon juice can also help to relieve the symptoms of indigestion, heartburn and bloating.

Boost immune system
Lemon content high vitamin C. Therefore, a glass of water with lemon can boost the immune system and help the body in fighting colds and flu. Other than that, it enhances the absorption of iron which plays an important role in immune function. It also high in potassium that stimulates brain and nerve function and help to control the blood pressure. 

Clear skin
Lemons contain antioxidant. It helps decrease blemishes and wrinkles and helps to fight the free radical damage. It helps to make your skin glowing because it is high in vitamin C. It also rejuvenates the skin from within your body. Then, the citric acid in it gradually fades spots and evens the skin tone to reduce the appearance. As it detoxifying in the blood, it will maintain your skin’s radiance.  If you have acne, try to use lemon on your face because it has antibacterial and antifungal properties, which can treat acne.

Help to lose weight
Lemon assists in fighting hunger cravings because of pectin fiber. Start your day by making health conscious choice to drink warm lemon water every morning after you wake up.

Freshen breath
Lemon juice help kill off bad bacteria in the mouth because of the antiseptic qualities in it. Citric acid can erode tooth enamel. Therefore, brush your teeth before drinking it. Other than that, it helps relieve tooth pain and gingivitis. It is more healthier morning wake-you-up to have a glass of lemon water than a cup of coffee :)

Balance pH levels
Lemons are one of the most alkalizing foods for the body. Lemons are acidic but when it enter in the body, it become alkali because once it metabolized, the citric acid does not create acidity in the body. The minerals content of lemons help alkalize the blood due to both citric and ascorbic acid, allowing the weak acids easily metabolized from the body.

Cleanses the System
Lemons are diuretic, which means, it increases the production of urine. As a result, it flush out unwanted materials. Therefore, it helps keep your urinary tract healthy because toxins are released at a faster rate.

Energise the body
The scent of lemons has a calming effect on your nervous system. Lemon can also help reduce anxiety and depression when the juice enters the body. 

Promotes healing

Ascorbic acids (vitamin C) in lemons help to promote wound healing, and it is an important nutrient in maintaining healthy bones, tissue and cartilage. 

Not only are the benefits of lemon water endless, it’s one of the most substantial yet simple changes you can make for your health.

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