Lemons are loaded with healthy benefits, and particularly, they’re a great vitamin C food source. One cup of fresh lemon juice provides 187 percent of your daily recommended serving of vitamin C — take that, oranges! Lemon juice also offers up a healthy serving of potassium, magnesium and copper.
Because of how hard lemon juice can be on the enamel of your teeth, it’s important to dilute it with water of any temperature (though lukewarm is recommended). Drink it first thing in the morning, and wait 15 to 30 minutes to have breakfast. This will help you fully receive the benefits of lemon water, which are listed below.
- Removal and prevention of Kidney Stones
Lemon juice is a popular ingredient used in fresh lemonade, facial tonics, and natural household cleaning recipes. Folk medicine says this vitamin C-rich juice may even dissolve kidney stones, yet science remains inconclusive on these claims. But, science does agree that lemon juice may support kidney health; on the other end of that stick, lemon juice is by no means a cure all for kidney stones. Regardless of the ambiguity, lemon juice has potent nutritional benefits for the kidneys, possibly providing protection against kidney stone development.
- Soothes Sore Muscles after Exercise
Strenuous exercise exerts your tissues, muscles and organs and sweating releases vital body fluids. Drinking lime water after your workout helps replenish your body and prevent dehydration. Trainers’ advice keeping a couple of slices of lime in your bottle of water to keep sipping throughout the day. This concoction is almost a must and increase your quantity during hot and humid summer season.
Intense exercise creates an acidic environment in your body. If you don’t neutralize the acid with what you eat, your body will use the calcium from your bones and nitrogen from your muscle tissue to neutralize it. Lemons and limes have a neutralizing effect on your body as they are considered alkaline inside the body, even if they are acidic in nature.
- Suppression of Appetite and Weight Loss
Many people have discovered drinking fruit infused water to be an essential part of their weight loss program.
Studies have shown that drinking water naturally boosts your metabolism, and drinking a glass of hot or warm lemon water in the morning has become a healthy daily habit for many people to assist with overall weight loss.
- Flu and Cold Remedy
Lemon water can treat a person who is suffering from cold, flu or fever. It helps to break fever by increasing perspiration.
- Relieves Joint Pain and Swelling
Lemon juice is a digestive martial artist too, relieving symptoms such heartburn, belching and bloating in a natural and cost-effective manner, while the citric acid in this mighty fruit stimulates the liver and aids in detoxification by maximizing enzyme function. It’s also a fantastic natural solvent, making short work of the uric acid that causes joint pain and inflammation.
- Boosts the 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.