Mornin’ cuppa lemon water Yes all these svelte beauties start their day by sipping on a soothing warm drink of water energized with a slice of lemon. Confessions decree, make it two cups straight first thing in the morning and your digestive system becomes streamlined. Depending on the taste buds or the health guru’s advice some of these beauties dose their morning brew with a dash of honey and some with ginger. Varied ingredients from green tea to mint leaves have also reportedly been used to enhance this “AM health libation” based on their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti bloating properties to help these lissome divas fight bloated bellies or puffy faces. Today we will try to get to the core of all the health benefits this beauty mélange-of-a-drink has to offer.
Fettle Benedictions Of Drinking Lemon Water
There are numerous health benefits of drinking lemon water. Lemon contains about 5% citric acid and is a rich source of vitamin C, pectin, naringenin, eriocitrin, multi-vitamins like vitamin B complex, riboflavin and minerals like calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. You wanna know more? Here we go
Gorgeously Glowing Skin
This citrus beverage is packed with vitamin C which helps to maintain glowing, moisturized healthy skin and boosts immunity.
Slim & Smooth Curves
The slimming actions of lemon aqua vitae on adipose tissue (fat) and cellulite are well documented. It helps assist weight loss, especially when taken first thing in the morning on empty stomach. Lemons are high in pectin fiber, a key component that can help reduce triglycerides and fats in our body.
Research has also show that drinking lemon water first thing in the morning on long-term basis reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol in the body.
Curb Your Appetite
This thirst quencher also tones down your desire to eat unnecessarily, reducing sweet, carbohydrate, and gluten cravings. In a study published in the “Journal of the American College of Nutrition” authors reported that pectin found in lemon and other citric fruit helped the study recruits to feel full for longer periods after meals compared to the control group.
According to a study published in 2014 in “Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology,” a compound found in lemons called naringenin helps calm liver inflammation. In 2003, “Life Sciences” reported results of a study indicating that eriocitrin, a flavonoid found in lemons, protects liver against exercise-induced oxidative stress. This citrus concoction also has positive effect on “fatty” liver.
Breath Of Fresh Air
Routine consumption of lemon water supports oral health by reducing bad breath odors and relieving pains associated with toothaches and gingivitis. However beware, the citric acid in lemon juice may erode tooth enamel, so be sure to rinse your mouth out with water after your daily cup.
Lemons are an amazing way to keep bad bacteria at bay. Lemon juice also reportedly cuts through and reduces phlegm congesting the lungs and sinuses, and limits skin infections like acne, or folliculitis.
Lemon brew allegedly helps detoxify our body and helps improve many diseases e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, degenerative arthritis, osteoporosis, obesity, gout, diabetes type II, multiple sclerosis, digestive disorders, allergies, chronic fatigue.
A goblet full of lemon zinger can also serve as an effective weapon, in our daily battle for better energy.
Word Of Warning If you suffer from strong acid reflux (heartburn) or ulcers (mouth, esophageal or stomach) drinking lemon water can make the condition worse.
Now that you know that starting your day with lemon water on an empty stomach can impart you with such huge health benefits, join the cultus and replace your morning cuppa joe with a healthy cuppa citrusy water. Break free from bad indulgences, get rid of toxins, stay hydrated, and alert while enjoying beautiful, clear skin. If you don’t like the sour taste, add in a bag of green tea or honey, both have great anti-inflammatory properties and are full of antioxidants. To look extra svelte avoid foods that cause bloating, like salty foods, dairy, grains and soda. Diet soda is particularly bad if you’re trying to avoid bloating.
Sip on and look stunning!