“When life gives you lemons, squeeze them and make lemonade out of them.”
Lately, people have become more conscious of the foods and drinks they consume due to several health-related concerns.
Many people, I included, start their day with a glass of warm lemon water as opposed to the usual cup of tea or coffee.
Aside from its delicious taste and the refreshing feeling it brings, scientific evidence shows that lemon (or lemon water) has several health benefits on the consumer’s body. Yeah! Maybe a glass of lemon water a day is just what you need to transform your health for good.
Here are the top-10 amazing ways in which your body can benefit from a daily glass of lemon water:-
- Aids in Weight Loss
Are you finding it hard to lose weight no matter how hard you work out? Maybe a glass of lemon water is what’s missing in your weight-loss diet.
Fresh lemon juice is high in soluble pectin fiber similar to those found in fleshy fruits such as avocado thus, it enhances weight loss by giving you the feeling of fullness.
Prepare a cocktail of warm water, lemon juice, and honey and take it twice a day or after your workout sessions.
It also helps you get rid of belly fats.
2. It Enhances Digestion
Lemon water enhances digestion because its pH (citric acid) is similar to that of the body’s digestive juices.
It enhances bowel movement thus, relieving you of digestive problems such as indigestion, stomach bloating, and constipation.
Take a glass of warm lemon water whenever you feel you are at loggerheads with your stomach.
3. It Acts as a Detoxifier
Do you really need those 2-week detox fad diets that are promoted all over the internet? No, most of them are a scam to get your money!
Detox your body every day, naturally, by taking a glass of warm lemon water to help flash out those toxic wastes from your body. Lemon water enhances the elimination of waste from the body and dissolves toxic wastes such as uric acid.
You can also detox by making a lemon-ginger-honey cocktail which does the same magic.
4. It Keeps Your Skin Glowing
Thanks to its high content of Vitamin C, lemon can be of immeasurable benefits to your skin.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals resulting from oxidation. It, therefore, helps prevent cell damage, down-regulating the skin aging process. Vitamin C also helps in repairing damaged skin by enhancing the regular production of new collagen.
Applying lemon juice directly to the skin or drinking a glass of water a day, therefore, helps keep away wrinkles, cures acne, sunburns, irritating burns, blackheads, and heals scars.
5. It Keeps You Hydrated
How about substituting your morning coffee with a warm glass of lemon water to kick-start your day?
Adding lemon into your drinking water makes it tastier thus, encouraging you to take more water throughout the day.
By keeping you hydrated through the day, lemon water keeps you off common problems such as frequent headaches, constipation, fatigue, and stress.
6. Gets rid of Colds and Flu
Because of its high content of vitamin C, taking a glass of lemon water a day helps curb common infections such as the common cold and flu.
Vitamin C helps to strengthen your immune system and enables it to keep away such viral and bacterial infections.
7. It Relieves High Blood Pressure
Aside from its high Vitamin C content, lemon is also rich in bioflavonoids which help control high blood pressure by strengthening blood vessels.
Its fresh scent also has a calming sensation that helps reduce stress and depression in patients with high blood pressure.
8. It is an Anti-Cancer Agent
According to scientific research, lemon contains 22 anti-cancer compounds that help slow down the growth and division of cancer cells and cancerous tumors.
Taking a glass of lemon water a day, therefore, lowers your chances of getting a cancer attack.
9. It is Aroma-therapeutic
The fresh scent of lemon can be a form of mental therapy.
This sweet aroma helps reduce stress levels, get rid of depressive thoughts and improve one’s moods.
Maybe you should try spraying your house with a lemon-flavored air freshener and feel this sweet aroma-therapeutic effect. I literally cannot stand any air freshener that has no touch of lemon or citrus flavor in it.
10. It is a Therapy for Oral Health
Lemon water helps alleviate toothaches, bad breath, and bleeding gums.
Next time you have a killing toothache, try to rub fresh lemon juice around the gums and see the miracle it does. It subsides the pain.
Lemon also helps people with other oral issues such as bleeding gums and bad breath. Rinse your mouth with fresh lemon water several times a day to help alleviate bad mouth odour and stop gum bleeding.
Now, go ahead and make a glass of warm lemon water part of your daily diet. This routine will make you healthier and keep that doctor away.
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