Lemons are packed with vitamin C, folate, and essential trace elements such as copper, potassium, and magnesium that are beneficial to the good health of the body. Enjoying the juice of half a lemon in a tumbler of warm water each day when you wake up can help boost the immune system, aid digestion, and boost liver function, as well as providing other health benefits As limes have a similar nutritional profile, you can substitute lime juice if you prefer, or alternate between the two.
The Vitamin C in lemons contains antioxidants that help combat the free radicals responsible for premature aging of the skin. Lemon water also stimulates the natural production of collagen in the body, to help plump out wrinkles and fine lines and keep the skin more elastic and therefore younger looking
Supports the immune system
Vitamin C promotes the production of white blood cells, which in turn help to boost the body’s natural immunity. It also helps prevent colds and infections, as well as helping the body to recover from oxidative stress resulting from damage by free radicals
Natural appetite suppressant
Lemons contains pectin, which, along with water, works to suppress the appetite. Lemon water also helps to keep the body hydrated. This boosts the metabolism, which in turn bums more calories to help with healthy weight management.
Boosting your mood
Lemon is an excellent alternative to coffee for increasing your energy levels, as it does not contain caffeine. Natural caffeine levels in the blood can fluctuate and cause fatigue and lethargy. Lemon contains negatively charged ions which can boost your energy and improve your mood.
Help with digestion
The pectin present in lemons is a powerful antibacterial agent that helps combat problems in the large intestine which can result in indigestion. Lemon water also helps balance the oxygen and calcium levels in the liver, thus naturally treating heartburn. As if that wasn’t enough digestive help, lemon water also encourages the natural production of bile and other essential digestive juices.
Aids mobility, stamina and joint health
Lemon water helps replenish the body salts that are lost due to perspiration as a result of physically demanding jobs or strenuous exercise. If you suffer from joint pain as a result of arthritis or excessive uric acid, lemon water can help reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.
Good for the head
The potassium in lemons feeds nerves and brain cells, helping to improve both the memory and motor coordination. Lemon is also effective in preventing various eye
conditions, so drinking lemon water is good for your head! In many countries, lemons are cheap, and it is quick and easy to prepare lemon water.