Rich in Vitamin C, lemon is a citrus fruit that enhances beauty by rejuvenating the skin from within, bringing a glow to your face.
Lemon also flushes out toxins from the body and acts as a great weight loss remedy.
Warm lemon water serves as the perfect ‘good morning drink’, as it aids the digestive system and makes the process of eliminating the waste products from the body easier. It prevents the problem of constipation and diarrhea, by ensuring smooth bowel functions.
A glass of lemon juice contains less than 25 calories. It is a rich source of nutrients like calcium, potassium, vitamin C and pectin fiber, has medicinal values and antibacterial properties. It also contains traces of iron and vitamin A.
Lemon, a fruit popular for its therapeutic properties, helps maintain your immune system and thus, protects you from the clutches of most types of infections. It also plays the role of a blood purifier. Lemon is a fabulous antiseptic and lime-water juice also works wonders for people having heart problems, owing to its high potassium content. So, make it a part of your daily routine to drink a glass of warm lemon water in the morning and enjoy its health benefits.
Some Health Benefits Of Drinking Warm Lemon Water
- An excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies
- Contains pectin fiber which is very beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial
- Balances and maintain the pH levels in the body
- Helps flush out toxins
- Aids digestion and encourages the production of bile
- Great source of citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium
- Helps prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections and diseases
- Helps in reducing pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it dissolves uric acid
- Helps cure the common cold
- Potassium content in lemon helps nourish brain and nerve cells
- Strengthens the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes when they are too diluted
- Helps balance calcium and oxygen levels in the liver
- Prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne
- Maintains eye health and helps fight against eye problems
- Aids in the production of digestive juices
- Helps replenish body salts especially after a strenuous workout session
With all the goodness and health benefits in lemons, it is advisable to start your day with a glass of warm water with lemon juice as it will have a positive and long lasting effect on your health. Make sure to rinse your mouth after drinking lemon juice as it has corrosive properties and can damage the teeth enamel. Never drink pure lemon juice by itself.
Lemons should be rinsed thoroughly to remove potentially pathogenic microbes.
- Contain vitamin C, citric acid, flavonoids, B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber.
- Contain more potassium than apples or grapes. Potassium is beneficial to the heart.
How to pick a good lemon:
- Heavier lemons will have the most mineral content and sugar, thus thick-skinned lemons will be lighter than thin-skinned lemons and will have less sweetness and fewer minerals.
- The ones with the most juice will have finely-grained texture peels.
- Lemons should be fully yellow; the ones with green tinges have not fully ripened and will be very acidic.
- Over-ripe lemons will have a wrinkling look, soft or hard patches and will not be a vibrant yellow.
- Lemons stay fresh kept at room temperature (not in sunlight) for about seven to 10 days; or store them in the refrigerator crisper for about four to five weeks.