Lemon is a fruit that is very rich in Vitamin C; an antioxidant that can undo ageing. It is unfortunately mostly ignored at food stores! Many do not realize that this fruit can restore, replenish and generally improve their health.
Let me also point out to you, my esteemed reader that I am very excited to share with you what I have also experienced; because I have over time practiced what I am sharing with you with encouraging positive results.
Let me now unveil these benefits
- Cardiovascular health: Lemon water does lower blood pressure and reduces the risk of stroke thereby contributing to the general health of the heart.
- An immune booster: Adding lemon daily to your warm water will enhance your immunity and prevent you from falling sick often.
- It decreases inflammation: Lemon water can reduce the risk of some chronic diseases. It can also reduce aches and pains in the body.
- Reduction in the risk of cancer: It contains D-limonene and Hesperidin; these two compounds fight cancer.
- It keeps you hydrated and replaces electrolytes: when you wake up in the morning, your body has fasted through your sleep time. Lemon water can help balance and replace electrolytes lost through fasting, and also keep you hydrated.
- Supports weight loss: if you are someone who wants to keep weight off just like me, then lemon water taken daily can help you control weight gain. It has a lot of Polyphenol antioxidants which improves metabolism and insulin sensitivity. There is some evidence that D-limonene can promote weight loss by lowering blood sugar and lipids associated with metabolic syndrome.
- Improved skin health: The high content of Vitamin C and other antioxidants help decrease dryness of skin and wrinkles. Some even add lemon water to their body cream and it works perfectly for them too.
- It reduces kidney stones: This is made possible because of its high citric acid content.
How to prepare Lemon Water
Squeeze a half lemon into 8 ounce or a glass of water. You can also add more benefits with two table spoons of Apple Cider Vinegar.
Take this every morning as you hop out of bed and observe improvements in your looks and body feeling afterwards. Practice this and enjoy the listed benefits.