Nowadays, we often hear how a glass of lemon water in the morning can boost our overall health, but not many people are familiar with the actual effects of the drink. Lemon juice is rich in flavonoids, potassium, antioxidants, proteins as well as vitamins B and C. It also has powerful antiviral, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Due to its high bioflavonoids content, lemon water can strengthen your immune system and prevent infections. Drinking a glass of lemon water on an empty stomach can stimulate weight loss and alkalize your body besides treating digestive problems. Here are 16 ways in which lemon water improves your health:
- Strengthens your immune system
Drinking lemon water regularly can improve the lymphatic system function, which works together with our immune system to protect the body from diseases.
- Reduces inflammation
Inflammation in the body is often caused by increased acidity, but thanks to lemon’s powerful anti-inflammatory properties, you can reduce the acidity in your blood and relieve inflammation.
- Flu and cold remedy
As we mentioned before, lemon can strengthen your immune system due to its antibacterial and antiviral properties as well as the high vitamin C content, which is why it’s the perfect remedy against flu and colds.
- Stimulates weight loss
Drinking lemon water can regulate your weight and balance your blood sugar levels due to the high pectin content of the fruit. Pectin reduces your cravings and appetite, effectively stimulating weight loss.
- Prevents acne
Drinking lemon water can regulate the acidic levels in the body and prevent acne breakouts.
- Prevents kidney stones
Due to its high potassium content, lemon can increase the citrates in your urine and prevent the formation of oxalates.
- Treats gallbladder stones
The pain caused by gallbladder stones can be relieved by drinking lemon water along your meals.
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