Benefits of Lemon waterBy Prachi Priya - 18 February 2020
Lemon is a citrus fruit that is known for its refreshing flavor and scent that makes it a popular choice of flavoring many recipes. It is widely used in making teas, juices, salads etc and not only this, it is also a rich source of Vitamin C and carries many health benefits that make it a must to have in daily diet.
- Promotes hydration
Water is the best thing for hydration and having it mixed with lemon juice makes it more healthier and tastier.
- Good source of Vitamin C
Since it is a good source of Vitamin C, it therefore protects from Immune system deficiencies.
- Improves skin quality
It helps reducing skin wrinkles. Not only this it is also helpful to people who have dry skin problems.
- Aids digestion
It helps to prevent constipation when taken every morning mixed with warm water. It aids easy digestion and prevents building of toxins.
- Freshens breath
Drinking a glass of lemon water prevents dry mouth and prevents smell from eating foods like onion, garlic etc.
- Prevents kidney stones
Its citric acid may also prevent calcium kidney stones.
- Maintains PH balance
It is advised to drink hot lemon water every morning as it helps to maintain the body’s PH balance.
- Lemon water is anti-bacterial
Being anti-bacterial it has the power of fighting against infections and protects the body.
- Acts as a detoxifying agent
It fights diseases and acts as a detoxifying agent for the body. It is an essential element to be added in diet for maintaining better health.
- Fights common cold
It’s anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties helps to fight against common health issues like cold and cough. Lemon juice mixed with ginger juice and a teaspoon of honey is very helpful in fighting cough and cold.
- Helps in weight loss
Having a glass of lemon juice in hot water helps to shed extra kilos. Have this as your first drink every morning.
- Reduces joint and muscle pain
Have it daily morning mixing in warm water and it has multiple benefits to give. It not only reduces weight but also reduces joint pain and muscle pain.
- Immunity booster
Vitamin C in lemon promotes immunity and builds its strength, so its advised especially in stressful days to be taken.
Possible side effects of lemon water
There are some side effects one needs to be aware of. It has citric acid that may erode the tooth enamel. To avoid it, drink lemon water with straw and rinse your mouth after having it. Its acidic citric acid may also lead to heartburn in some people, so they should avoid it.