MEDI-TRIVIA VOL 6: 5 Benefits of Lemon Water
Do you feel like bloated after eating one whole plate of meat and other fatty food? Do you want to lose weight effectively within just a month? Or maybe you want to do some detox for your body after binge drinking with friends?
Lemon water is what I can recommend for you. It assure you that it is proven and tested. Lemons can be a bit pricey but the benefits that you can get can't equate with the unhealthy food you've been eating.
So why lemon?
Lemon is known for its rich source of Vitamin C providing 64% of the Daily Value in a 100 g/ serving. It is also packed up with numerous phytochemicals, calcium, Vitamin A and pectin fiber. One interesting fact about lemon is that it contains more potassium than in apples and grapes.
The most recommended time of drinking lemon water is during morning, 30 minutes before you take your breakfast and it is best served with warm water. This will fuel up the enzymes in your body and a good kick start of your day!
5 Benefits of Lemon Water
1. Aids in digestion
As I have mentioned above, lemon contains pectin fiber and this is an important element of proper digestion. It will bind to the food and toxins in your intestine to keep the waste moving through. It will also help our body absorb beneficial mineral from the food and supports healthy intestinal bacteria. Moreover, it helps us maintain healthy cholesterol levels or also known as high density lipoprotein (HDL).
2. Boost up immune system
Because of its high content of Vitamin C, it can boost up our immune system and helps in battling against disease-causing microorganisms. That is why there are home remedies for colds and sore throat that involves lemon! It is also good for the adrenal which can help you reduce stress.
3. Helps in detoxifying impurities in the body
Lemon is great stimulant to the liver which can aid in flushing out toxins in the body. It can dissolve uric acid which is very helpful for those who suffers from rheumatism and gout. It is also known as anti-scorbutic which means a remedy that will prevent disease and assist in cleansing the system of impurities. That is why water infused with lemon can also be called as a detox water.
4. Glowing skin
Because lemon can give you a natural flush of toxins in your body, this can lead you to a healthier skin. Vitamin C plays an essential role in the synthesis of collagen for a smooth and firmer skin.
5. Healthy weight
Drinking warm lemon water in the morning can increase your metabolism because it makes your enzymes in the body more functional. Since it also contains pectin fiber, this can suppress your hunger cravings.
Lemon water is really effective because I've done this when I wanted to lose 5 kilos. I didn't skipped meals nor deprived my self from eating rice. I am a Medical student and I need carbohydrates and sugar for my brain. I just drank lemon water every morning and jogged 2-3 times a week so that I could attain the weight that I wanted. I used to weigh 55 kilos but now I weigh 50 kilos and I have done this for almost a month only.