Helps with digestion
Lemon juice has a similar atomic composition to saliva and the hydrochloric acid of digestive juices. This allows lemon juice to aid in digestion by flushing out unwanted materials and toxins from the body during the digestion process. Lemon juice also relieves indigestion issues such as bloating, belching and heartburn.
Cleanses your system
Citric acid in lemons helps maximise enzyme function in your digestive system and this stimulates the liver and helps in detoxification. Lemons also increase the rate the body urinates therefore toxins are flushed out at a faster rate keeping your urinary tact healthy.
Boosts your immune system
With winter approaching or any season change really, lemon juice is a favourite for many for being high in vitamin C, which is great for preventing and fighting colds. Lemons are also high in potassium, which stimulates the brain and nerve function, Superman will have nothing on you! Potassium also helps in controlling blood pressure – more reason to add lemons on your groceries list.
Balances your pH levels
Including lemons in your regular diet can help you remove all acidity from your body since lemons are the most alkalising food for the body. Although lemons contain acid in them, in our bodies they are alkaline with materials that help alkalise the body. Diseases only occur when the body’s pH is acidic therefore warm lemon water quickly becomes a silent miracle worker.
Clears your skin
Vitamin C does wonders for skin, you can say hello to vital glowing skin and goodbye to acne, blemishes, and premature wrinkles. The vitamin C contained in lemon is best for rejuvenating your skin from within the body, so the issue is dealt with before it even shows. Other ways to use lemons in your beauty routine are included here.
Energises you and enhances your mood
Lemons are one of the few foods that contain more negative charged ions that provide your body with more energy once in the digestive tract. You can leave the coffee wake up call and answer the warm lemon water energy booster instead. Lemons’ scent have mood enhancing properties that also help in reducing anxiety and depression.
Vitamin C is also known for promoting wound healing, reducing uric acid in the joints known for causing pain and inflammation, and helping in maintaining healthy bones, connective tissue and cartilage. Vitamin C helps in recovery from stress and injury overall.
Freshens your breath
Lemons will have your mouth feeling as fresh as a waterfall, but besides fresh breath, lemons also relieves toothaches and gingivitis. Do not overdo the lemons here though as the citric acid can risk eroding away your teeth enamel – do not brush you teeth after drinking lemon water, drink the lemon water after brushing your teeth.
Hydrates your lymph system
Again, put away the caffeine and drink warm lemon water instead. Warm water and lemon juice support the immune system by replacing and hydrating fluids lost by your body. So when you feel sluggish, stressed or even mentally congested, consider some good ol’ warm lemon water.
Helps in weight loss
If you’re starting your journey on weight loss then you probably already know you need some pectin fibre which helps in fighting hunger cravings – and yes, you guessed it, lemons are high in pectin fibre. Try keeping an alkaline diet overall and you will see the results!
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