Because lemon is rich in vitamin C, it can provide up to 64% of your daily needs in only 100 grams. Besides vitamin C, the lemon contains phytochemicals like polyphenols and terpenes.
What you need to do is boil some water, then let it cool and add some lemon. Start your day with this refreshing and healthy drink. You have to consume it on an empty stomach, it will provide your body with carbohydrates, volatile oils, phosphorus, potassium, flavonoids, antioxidants, protein and vitamin B and of course vitamin C. The lemon juice is also good for the immune system, it also has antiviral and antibacterial properties that will help you against the infections that might attack your body.
This drink is also good for activating the digestive system, therefore, it will help you lose weight. This happens due to the fact that the juice creates an alkaline environment and it balances the PH levels in your body that fight the cravings for food.
Lemon water can be a healthy alternative if you have one of the following fifteen problems:
- If you have acne problems this drink can be very helpful as it eases the acidic character of your body. You can also use it for washing your face with it.
- This drink is good for surpassing the appetite and therefore you will start losing weight. It can help you regulate the blood sugar and maintain a normal weight. As I mentioned above, it also helps with the hunger cravings.
- If you have kidney stones this drink can help you flush them out of the system. This happens thanks to the potassium that is in the lemon that can increase the levels of urine’s citrate and it will prevent the forming of oxalate.
- This drink is also good for the immune system as well as the lymphatic system which actually helps the immune system to eliminate the pathogens.
- If you have pain in the gallbladder this drink can help you ease the pain. For best results drink the lemon water with your lunch.
- Lemon water can also be good if you have a cold or the flu. The vitamin C is the main property that helps your immune system to fight against bacteria that attacks your system. Even if you are not sick you can drink this beverage and protect yourself from these diseases.
- Lemon water is also good if you suffer from Gastroesophageal reflux disease.
- This drink helped people who had a problem with brittle nails and also with the white spots that appear on the nails.
- This drink also can fight against illnesses like the foodborne ones. Before going to a trip drink this beverage and it will help you prevent food poisoning.
- The combination of lemon water and some yoga is good if you suffer from fibromyalgia.
- The anti-inflammatory properties of this drink can help you fight inflammations. Acidity is the main reason for inflammation and this drink can help you neutralize it.
- The lemon water can help you ease the pain if you have sore muscles every time you exercise. Just have some of this drink and the pain will be gone.
- This beverage is good if you suffer from pain and swelling in the joints and it also helps to reduce the uric acid that is in the joints.
- Drinking just one glass of this beverage can help you fight the cravings for alcohol. If you are about to go to someplace where alcohol is served, drink this and it will ease the craving.
- Finally, lemon water can help you with imbalance of the levels of alkaline/acid in your body which is called Colitis. Only one glass of this drink can help you bring back the balance in your body to the normal.