Lemon is one of the most popular citrus foods used for many kitchen and medicine purposes. It is widely used from teas, cocktails and juice. Lemon is considered good for many diseases and there are many health benefits of lemon water. Why should you drink lemon water ?
What is lemon water ?
Lemon water is simply a mixture of lemon juice and water. Lemon contains more nutrients like VitaminC, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, B-complex vitamins and fiber. Drinking hot lemon water in the morning is popular among people and also good for digestive and immunity health.
Benefits of drinking Lemon Water
1. Helps in digestion.
Drinking hot lemon water in the morning helps to prevent constipation. Lemon contains acid which helps to break down the food more efficiently . It would be better if you take hot lemon water every morning.
2. Keeps you hydrated
Water is most for the proper functioning of the human body. Drinking lemon water also fulfills the needs of your body and keeps you hydrated.
Some people can’t drink more water, they can add lemon to enhance water flavour.
3. Good source of vitamin C
Vitamin C is found in lemon which is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants protect our body cells from damage and reduce the risk of many fatal diseases, diabetes,obesity and cancer.
4. Treatment for kidney Stone
Kidney stones are made up of calcium oxalate and the compound for its treatment is citrate. Lemon water is high in citrate and increasing its amount in the body prevents kidney stones from forming.
5. Reduce the stroke risk
According to study it is found that citrus fruits help to lower the risk of ischemic stroke. Ischemic stroke is a type of stroke caused by the blockage in the artery that supplies blood to the brain.
In a group of 70000 people who ate the most citrus fruits, they have 19% lower risk of ischemic stroke.
6. Lower blood pressure
If you are suffering from Hypotension (Low blood pressure below 90/60), lemon juice is the best solution for you, Citrus fruits such as lemon and lime helps to reduce blood pressure.
The Vitamin C and antioxidants present in lemon helps for proper blood circulation, thus normalizes blood pressure.
7. Helps in iron absorption
The main cause of anaemia (decrease in the total amount of red blood cells) is iron deficiency. Eating food also containing rich vitamin C helps our body to absorb the iron.
However, taking high amounts of vitamin C can get you gastrointestinal problems. The best iron sources are Lentils, dried beans, animal meat, spinach and raisins.
Other benefits of lemon juice and lemon water are
- Lemon is rich in vitamin C so it helps to increase the immune system of our body.
- Drinking hot lemon water in the morning helps to maintain the pH of our body.
- It helps to fight against the common cold.
- Lemon juice acts as a detoxifying agent.
- Lemon water helps to reduce muscle and joint pain.
- It helps in weight loss
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How to make lemon water ?
Squeeze and extract the lemon juice from fresh lemon into the glass. Add warm water, stir and drink. You can have lemon water with honey or ginger for additional taste and benefits.
How much lemon water should you drink a day?
You can drink 1 cup or two in the morning so that you can have benefits in the digestive system before breakfast.
What is vitamin C ?
Vitamin C is water soluble vitamin which is an essential nutrient and an antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables. They protect cells and keep healthy, maintain healthy skin, bones, blood vessels and cartilage.
Lack of vitamin C
If a person has vitamin C deficiency it is known as scurvy. Symptoms include
- Bleeding gums
- Dry scaly skin
- Joint pain
- Easy bruising
- Loosening of teeth
High Vitamin C foods
Foods rich in vitamin C are Guavas, Kiwifruit, Strawberries, Oranges, Lemon, Papaya, Broccoli, Tomato, Snow peas.
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