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10 Health Benefits Of Drinking Lemon Water

Posted On: Jan 03, 2020

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Lemons are not only rich in vitamin C but also contain essential nutrients and vitamins such as B-complex vitamins, fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium. Lemon water is a low-calorie and low-sugar beverage that may increase the vitamin C intake. In fact, many celebrities include lemon water in their diet.

Studies have shown that one cup of the lemon juice provides around 187 percent of your daily recommended vitamin C intake. Since lemon water has been considered to improve metabolic health, immune system, mood, and energy levels.

Lemon water acts as an energy booster in case of dehydrated body tissues. Lemon water also acts as an antioxidant and is more beneficial than regular water.

Here are some prominent health benefits of drinking lemon water.

  • Aids in digestion and detoxification

Lemon water helps to ease an upset stomach and relieves indigestion. Lemon water may stimulate liver function and help in flushing out toxins out of the system.

  • Increases vitamin C intake

Your body doesn’t make vitamin C on its own; it is important to get enough vitamins through foods. Vitamin C plays a vital role in the immune system to function properly. Lemon water stimulates white blood cell production and protects cells from oxidative damage.

  • Heals the body and rejuvenates skin

Lemon water contains antioxidants that fight damage caused by free radicals. It helps the body to produce collagen; essential for smoothing outline in the faces. Lemon water also keeps your skin glowing and fresh.

  • Boosts your mood and energy level

Lemon water boosts the digestive system and increases the body's energy levels.

  • Helps you to shed fat

Lemon contains pectin which helps to suppress the hunger off. Drinking an adequate amount of lemon water may help to shed extra kilos.

  • Helps to improve heart function

Potassium present in the lemon plays an essential role in the functioning of the heart. Lemon water does not treat any ailments but helps to prevent heart-related problems such as irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.

  • Improves Eyesight

Vitamin C found in lemon water also has a positive effect on the eyesight. It also helps in preventing the eye conditions such as cataract and muscular degeneration.

  • Helps to treat respiratory infection

Lemon water may help to fight respiratory infections from a sore throat to tonsil inflammation as the lemon has many anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Helps to treat asthma

Consuming lemon water daily may help to relieve the symptoms of asthma.

  • Reduces blemish

Lemon juice not only helps to reduce blemishes but also wrinkles. Applying lemon water to the scar or the age spots may help reduce the blemishes and wrinkles. Lemon water makes the skin look radiant as it detoxifies the blood.

  • Reduces inflammation

Joint inflammation is caused by the production of uric acid in the joints. Drinking lemon water may help to reduce inflammation.

Lemon fruit is a rich source of nutrients, antioxidants, and enzymes that help to flush out toxins present in our body. Try starting your day by drinking lemon water which may lift your mood. Adding lemon water in your diet will do wonders in balancing the body’s pH level and maintain your health.

Department of General Medicine

Manipal Hospitals

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