We’re always looking for “Grandmothers stuff” to improve our health naturally, and the tip we often hear is the famous lemon water.
So, what are the properties of lemon? Is lemon water a miracle cure? We will answer all your questions.
With only 34.3 Calories/100gmsof fresh pulp, lemon is a low-calorie food that has high nutritional benefit.
It’s rich in Magnesium, Phosphorus, Manganese, Potassium, Calcium, Iron, and Copper. Lemons also an excellent source of vitamin C.
The intense skin of Lemon guards it against the loss of the vitamin, recognized as one of the most delicate, after its picking.
Lemons are precious for slimming and detox, and it’s also an excellent food par excellence because of its richness in various antioxidants, which fight against the free radicals which damage the cells!
Lemon has numerous advantageous properties for health that has recognized for centuries. The two main ones are, its potent antibacterial and antiviral action, and the other is its power in exciting the immune system.
For these reasons, lemons have been used for centuries to cure many diseases. In ancient times, Egyptians thought that lemon would help fight the effects of various poisons.
Because of its high amount of Vitamin C, it was also used as a remedy to prevent diseases such as scurvy. Lemons are also used in diets because its juice, which is digestive and a good detox for the liver.
Everyone knows how essential it is to hydrate. And precisely, the lemon has vital moisturizing virtues since it contains 80% water!
Moreover, for those who find drinking much water sad and irritating, the lemon gives you the opportunity to provide a little more flavor and originality to what you drink!
Lemon water, consumed on an empty stomach, would improve digestion, indeed, as our expert doctor explains, drinking lemon water would help to “take-off” the waste left on the ground digestive mucosa, and thus improves our digestion.
Lemons reduce toxins in the gastrointestinal region as they are rich in vitamins and minerals. The digestive properties of lemon juice help the symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, discharge, and abdominal distension.
The American Cancer Society recommends the cancer patients, to drink warm lemon water to spur bowel movements.
Lemon juice also improves waste disposal because it doubles the amount of urine in the body. So when you drink lemon juice, the toxins are excreted more quickly, and the urinary tract stays healthy.
The citric acid of lemons activates the function of the enzyme that excites the liver and allows it to detoxify itself.
Lemon is one of the most precious foods in vitamin C, and it will help you fight against tiredness or chronic fatigue. It’s rich in potassium and excites the brain and the nervous system.
Potassium also helps to control blood pressure. The ascorbic acid (vitamin C) contains in the lemon has anti-inflammatory effects and is used in treating asthma and other respiratory problems. It also improves the iron absorption capacity to the body.
With its acidic taste, one tends to think that the lemons would be acidifying. But it’s not! Lemon, by its higher volume in citric acid, blends in the body with minerals and releases chemicals deposits that have an anti-acidifying action.
Unhealthy conditions occur when the pH levels of the body are acidic. Thus, drinking lemon water regularly can be used to eliminate the total uric acid, the excess of which is one of the leading causes of painful access and joint pains.
Lukewarm water with lemon helps to keep skin healthy and glowing, thanks to it’s detoxifying and diuretic properties.
Its alkaline nature destroys the bacteria that cause acne and other skin problems.
Vitamin C and other antioxidants found in lemons also help to reduce wrinkles and spots and fight free radicals (responsible for quicker aging of the skin).
Since lemon water purifies the blood by eliminating toxins, it allows us to have clear skin by acting from the inside!
The energy, a human being gains from food, comes from the atoms and molecules of the food.
When the positive ions of the food enter the digestive system and interact with the enzymes charged with positive ions, a reaction occurs.
Lemon is part of these small number of foods that are high with more negative ions and that, by reaching the digestive tract, gives more energy to the body.
The fragrance of lemon also has energizing abilities that activate the right mood. The essence of lemon juice helps to reduce the level of anxiety and depressive.
Lemon has detoxifying properties because it cleans the digestive system as we saw above.
It’s also a mild and natural diuretic, and it arouses the movement of the kidneys helping them to expel toxins from the skin and our body.
Lemon, mint, and yogurt are the great allies to fight bad breath!
Lemon helps to freshen the breath and also to relieve dental pain and gingivitis.
Rinse your mouth with mineral water after drinking lemon water.
Lemon contains pectin, a fiber that swells on contact with water in the stomach, the pectin sends a satisfaction warning message to small and big stings of hunger!
Helps In Losing Weight
With only 34.3 calories/ 100 gms of pulp, lemon water is a healthy alternative to manufactured fruit juices or sodas, which are high in sugars and calories.
Also, its high vitamin C content boosts your body allowing to reduce extra calories.
So, drinking lemon water on an empty stomach in the morning would help you lose weight. In fact, as our physician explains, “lemon water helps to lose weight because by improving our penetration and making our liver work better, our body is optimized for the combustion of fatty acids.”
For those who weight is less than 70 kg, squeeze half a lemon into a large glass of water.
If you are more than 70 kg, use a whole lemon. You can of course further dilute the lemon juice according to your taste.
Lemon is rich in minerals such as Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, and Phosphorus. Potassium is essential for life and is very helpful for treating high blood pressure. Lemons are highly remedial since it can act as a cure for about 150 diseases.
Having a lemon helps the toxins found in the body (blood, organs, and tissues) to get discharged, as it acts directly on the areas where they are strong and fights with them.
If you are suffering from gastrointestinal or drunkenness or when your digestion is slow or if you have difficulty in the liver and gallbladder, the lemon is a remedy for all this by helping to normalize the impaired functions.
Lemon water is significant in cleaning the system, according to Dr. David Jockers “The water mixed with lemon contains citric acid, which helps to clean and prevent the calcium coats that grow in the water. When these coats grow, it can cause cardiovascular disease.”
So are you convinced about Lemons? Here are some tips to consume your lemon water:
The perfect proportions of lemon water to maximize benefits for our body are of a quarter lemon to a glass of water.
Drink a glass of this preparation on an empty stomach 15 to 20 minutes before your breakfast. Nothing better to start the day!
It’s necessary to make sure that the water is warm (room temperature) neither too cold nor too hot.
Too hot water would lead to vital losses of vitamin C (it is very fragile, and disappears with heat).
As for the cold water, it would prevent our body from tolerating the drink, which would neutralize all the expected benefits!
Thus, according to our physician, the ideal temperature of the lemon water is that of our body, i.e., 37 °.
The other important point, always use fresh lemons, preferably organic (long live the pesticides in your otherwise drink), and never use bottled lemon juice sold in the supermarket!
Use a juicer that squeezes the juice easily, quickly without damaging the fibers (unlike juice extractors).
You can use electric citrus presses, which have the advantage of making juice super fast (I had tried it, and the fluid was squeezed in 30 seconds, it’s impressive!) Without being too much expensive (count 30 to 50 euros, shipping costs included).
Lemon juice is not recommended, especially on an empty stomach, in case of ulcer, gastritis or reflux-oesophageal because of natural acidity.
It’s not recommended to “neuro-arthritic” people who may instead to acidify with lemon.
Remember that the acidity of lemon can weaken our dental enamel. Our physician recommends drinking lemon water with a straw, and never brushing teeth right after drinking lemon.
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