This can be really hard for some people. But if your try it you will never regret it. The thing is to replace your morning coffee with lemon water for at least 2 weeks. Trust us you will continue this process forever, not just the 2 weeks. Read below why you will love this and why will all the positive benefits to your energy, mood and health happen.
According to studies, when toxins build up in the body, the juice from lemon and its peel can have cleansing properties. Lemons have high levels of vitamin C and this vitamin is needed for normal growth and development. About 30-40 mg of vitamin C can be found in one lemon.
Lemons and its vitamin C can have a lot of health benefits for our body in the process of protecting it from prenatal problems to cardiovascular disease, skin wrinkles, eye diseases and even immune system deficiencies. It can also act as an antioxidant and help to protect the cells from damage caused by free radicals.
Because of all these benefits, we will show you more healthy properties of lemon water, and why you should drink it:
It is important to know that our digestion problems are connected with the health of our stomach. If we consume the right things then we give our body the ability to process foods better.
The breaking down food process in the stomach is helped with hydrochloric acid. And this acid is supported to do better job by the citrus flavonoids that are found in lemon water.Citrus flavonoids can also act as a great digestive tonic and can calm an upset stomach or mild indigestion. When drinking warm lemon water, citrus flavonoids can be the primary cause of improved digestion in your body.
This lemon water can also aid in the assimilation of food, prevent fatty liver, decrease chances of cardiovascular disease, and reduce insulin sensitivity.
Detox and cleanse
According to many studies, drinking lemon water after your meals can lower the amount of toxins in your body.
Our body gets toxins from different sources like the air we breathe or some food we eat. All these toxins are flushed out with your urine, and because of that the amount of urine is increased with drinking lemon water.
The toxins in our body build up in the form of crystals. And when it comes to these toxins, the citric acid enhances our body’s ability to naturally flush them out. Lemon water is used as a detox because of its ability to enhance the body’s enzyme function and stimulate the liver. Liver is actually the body’s filtration system, and lemon helps to enhance its ability.
The process of neutralizing acid in the body is called alkalinity. Our body needs this process because sometimes it has certain acids that can build up causing negative side effects like upset stomach and acidosis.
In order to stay in the recommended ranges of the pH levels, you can use home pH strips. If you don’t know, the ideal range is about 4.6 – 8.0 and you can test it with these strips using saliva or urine.
Some people can be far too acidic and this can cause a lot of negative side effects.
Lemon water can help you a lot to manage your pH levels. It will also help you achieve healthy alkalinity that can benefit in bone health, reduced muscle wasting, decreased chances of hypertension and strokes.
Appetite suppressant and weight loss
According to some studies that were not made on humans, showed reduced weight gain when a diet high in fat was consumed. And most of the people fall in the high fat diet category.
The two substances in lemons that showed weight loss and appetite suppressing qualities are pectin and polyphenols. Pectin can give up a feeling of fullness just like other dietary fibers that can reduce caloric intake.
Every person can respond differently to this drink. And this is the reason why we recommend adding the lemon water in your diet without making any big changes.