Achieving a healthy state requires including new habits into your daily routine. Today, one of the most common and widespread practices, that brings us an extensive list of benefits is drinking lukewarm water with lemon every morning. Lemons are packed with nutrients, including vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and pectin fiber. It also has medicinal values and antibacterial properties. It is said that it takes 21 days to make something a habit: squeeze half a lemon in warm or lukewarm water every morning. Give it a try!
Benefits of drinking water with lemon
There are over 16 acknowledged benefits to drinking lukewarm water with a squeeze of lemon first thing in the morning. The idea is to do it before you eat, or do, anything. Let’s go over some of these benefits.
The high content of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, in lemons helps combat free radicals which will prevent the formation of wrinkles and blemishes. Vitamin C’s alkaline nature also kills some bacteria that causes acne. Lemon water has a detoxifying action as it flushes toxins out and this enhances enzyme functions, stimulates your liver, boosts your immune system and so, helps in keeping your skin clear and radiant.
Aids digestion process
The detoxifying characteristic of lemon helps flush out unwanted material and toxins from the body. This stimulates the liver and encourages the production of bile, which helps in the digestive process. The detoxification process helps get rid of toxins from the digestive tract. This will end up relieving symptoms of indigestion like heartburn, belching and bloating. Pectin fiber, found in lemons, is also very beneficial for the colon.
Gives your immune system a boost and fights colds
Vitamin C is a fundamental element of lemons, as it helps fight colds and other viral infections. It also has anti-inflammatory effects by reducing the acidity in your body, which is the state where diseases take place. It also helps reduce phlegm. Potassium, found in lemons, stimulates the brain and nerve functions and helps control blood pressure. Ascorbic acid enhances iron absorption which is essential for your immune system. Lemon’s antibacterial characteristic also helps you stay healthy and disease free.
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