Lemons have many health benefits that have been known for centuries. The two main ones are its powerful antibacterial and antiviral power and its immune system stimulation abilities. Lemon juice is also known for its use as an aid in weight loss because it is a digestive and it also cleanses the liver.
Lemons contain many substances, especially citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, biolflavonoids, pectin, and limonene, which boost immunity and fight infection. Here are the benefits of drinking lemon water every morning.
Boosts Your Immune System
Lemons are high in Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is great for fighting colds and potassium stimulates brain and nerve function and helps control blood pressure.
Lemons are an incredibly alkaline food, believe it or not. Yes, they are acidic on their own, but inside our bodies they’re alkaline (the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolized). As you wellness warriors know, an alkaline body is really the key to good health.
Helps with weight loss
Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster. And, my experience is that when I start the day off right, it’s easier to make the best choices for myself the rest of the day.
The warm water serves to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis—the waves of muscle contractions within the intestinal walls that keep things moving. Lemons and limes are also high in minerals and vitamins and help loosen ama, or toxins, in the digestive tract.
Acts as a gentle, natural diuretic
Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials because lemons increase the rate of urination in the body. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.
The vitamin C helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well.
The ascorbic acid (vitamin C) that is found in lemons boosts healing and is an essential nutrient in maintaining bone, connective tissue, and cartilage health. As we mentioned before, vitamin C also has anti-inflammatory properties. As a whole, vitamin C is an essential nutrient in maintaining good health and recovery from stress and injuries.