We all hear that the consumption of lemon water in the morning is healthy, but few of us know the exact benefits of this daily beverage.
It is well known that lemon juice is full of all kinds of Vitamins, it is also abundant in protein, antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamin B, C and potassium. Moreover, it provides powerful antiviral and immune-boosting properties.
That’s why consuming lemon water helps build the immune system and boosts its ability to fight off infections, thanks to the high levels of bioflavonoids, pectin, calcium, citric acid, and magnesium.
Drinking warm lemon water on an empty stomach has tons of health benefits like cleanses the body and helps eliminate toxins from the body, which in turn maintains the body`s pH balance and promotes weight loss.
Here we present the 16 less known benefits of lemon water:
1. Food- Borne Illnesses
You can avoid any type of food poisoning with the consumption of lemon water.
2. Alcohol Cravings
Dispel the alcohol craving with drinking some lemon water at parties.
3. Kidney Stones
Lemons contain potassium which increases citrates in the urine, which in turn prevents the formation of oxalate and flushes out kidney stones.
4. Gall Bladder
Drinking lemon water during your meals significantly reduces the pain caused by gall bladder stones.
Due to the fact that it promotes regular bowel movements, the consumption of lemon water can prevent and treat constipation.
Inflammation in tissues is mainly caused by acidity. Due to their anti-inflammatory properties, lemons can neutralize acidity and thus reduce inflammation.
7. Finger Nail Health
Amazingly, the lemon water has the ability to clear the white spots that appear on the nails as well as to strengthen them.
8. Immune System
Lemon water supports the lymphatic system which works in synergy with the immune system.
9. Flu and Cold
Lemon is one of the best remedies for colds and flu due to its immunity-boosting, antiviral and antibacterial effects as well as the high vitamin C content.
People dealing with fibromyalgia and exhaustion are highly recommended to drink lemon water along with some yoga stretches.
Given the fact that colitis is an imbalance of the acid/alkaline levels in the body and that lemon can help balance the pH levels, lemons are one of the best remedies for colitis.
12. Weight Loss
The pectin in lemon water can help you keep cravings in check and thus eat less during the day. Moreover, lemon water regulates the blood sugar levels and additionally accelerates the weight loss process.
The consumption of lemon water in the morning helps to metabolize the acidic temperature of the body which in turn prevents breakouts.
14. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease ( GERD)
You can replace TUMS with lemon water.
15. Sore Muscles
It is important to consume lemon water after a hard workout as it can significantly reduce the pain the sore muscles.
16. Joint Pain and Swelling
Last but not least, lemon water can reduce the amount of uric acid in the joints and thus reduce inflammation. It is also very beneficial for people with arthritis, since it reduces the pain.