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Ten Reasons to Add Lemon to Your Water

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Top 10 Health Benefits of Lemon Water

Many people often love the tarty flavor of lemon juice in their dishes. But have you ever wondered that you can put this lemon juice to many more good uses than this? Yes! There are enormous benefits of lemon juice and water in your everyday life. You simply need to arm yourself with relevant knowledge and you would soon start valuing this amalgamation more than ever.

Lemon is an inexpensive, easily available citrus fruit, popular for its culinary and medicinal uses. It is used to prepare a variety of food recipes such as lemon cakes, lemon chicken and beverages like lemonade and lemon-flavored drinks. It is also used for garnishing. Lemon juice consists of about 5% citric acid that gives a tarty taste to lemon. Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C. It also contains vitamins like vitamin B, riboflavin and minerals like calcium, phosphorus, magnesium as well as proteins and carbohydrates. Lemon is generally consumed in the form of lemon juice or lemon water. Lemon water makes a healthy drink, especially when taken in the morning. Daily consumption of lemon water provides a number of health benefits like:

Good for stomach

Lemon can help relieve many digestion problems when mixed with hot water. These include nausea, heartburn and parasites. Due to the digestive qualities of lemon juice, symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and belching are relieved. By drinking lemon juice regularly, the bowels are aided in eliminating waste more efficiently. Lemon acts as a blood purifier and as a cleansing agent. The intake of lemon juice can cure constipation. It is even known to help relieve hiccups when consumed as a juice. Lemon juice acts as a liver tonic and helps you digest your food by helping your liver produce more bile. It decreases the amount of phlegm produced by your body. It is also thought to help dissolve gallstones.

Excellent for Skin Care

Lemon, being a natural antiseptic medicine, can participate to cure problems related to skin. Lemon is a vitamin C rich citrus fruit that enhances your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within and thus bringing a glow on your face. Daily consumption of lemon water can make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin. It acts as an anti-aging remedy and can remove wrinkles and blackheads. Lemon water if applied on the areas of burns can fade the scars. As lemon is a cooling agent, it reduces the burning sensation on the skin.

Aids in Dental Care

Lemon water is used in dental care also. If fresh lemon juice is applied on the areas of toothache, it can assist in getting rid of the pain. The massages of lemon juice on gums can stop gum bleeding. It gives relief from bad smell and other problems related to gums.

Cures Throat Infections

Lemon is an excellent fruit that aids in fighting problems related to throat infections, sore throat and tonsillitis as it has an antibacterial property. For sore throat, dilute one-half lemon juice with one-half water and gargle frequently.

Good for Weight Loss

One of the major health benefits of drinking lemon water is that it paves way for losing weight faster, thus acting as a great weight loss remedy. If a person takes lemon juice mixed with lukewarm water and honey, it can reduce the body weight as well.

Controls High Blood Pressure

Lemon water works wonders for people having heart problem, owing to its high potassium content. It controls high blood pressure, dizziness, nausea as well as provides relaxation to mind and body. It also reduces mental stress and depression.

Assist in curing Respiratory Disorders

Lemon water assists in curing respiratory problems, along with breathing problems and revives a person suffering from asthma.

Good for treating Rheumatism

Lemon is also a diuretic and hence lemon water can treat rheumatism and arthritis. It helps to flush out bacteria and toxins out of the body.

Reduces Fever

Lemon water can treat a person who is suffering from cold, flu or fever. It helps to break fever by increasing perspiration.

Acts as a blood purifier

The diseases like cholera or malaria can be treated with lemon water as it can act as a blood purifier.

How much should I drink?

In case you are in good health and weigh 70 kg or less, it is advisable for you to have juice of one-half of the lemon squeezed into one glass of water, twice daily. However, if you weigh more than 70 kg, juice of one whole lemon in a glass of water should be preferred. For maximum benefit, this mixture should also be taken two times a day, though you may dilute more lemon juice according to your taste if you wish.

Do not just remain oblivious to the gifts of nature such as this, for you should always try to make the most of them. So, make it a part of your daily routine to drink a glass of warm lemon water in the morning and then open your gateway to enjoy its health benefits



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  • NANA-B-FITZ
    Thanks for posting. I add lemon to my water all the time emoticon
    1194 days ago
  • NARBON
    Interesting ....who knew !
    1781 days ago
  • PPHILLIPS9
    emoticon NEVER MEW LEMONS COULD DO SO MUCH BUT I WILL BE TRYING THIS STARTING TOMORROW emoticon emoticon
    2060 days ago
  • IAMCHANGE
    Love this blog. emoticon
    2060 days ago
  • FITFABME2
    Okay - this is all well and good and I've been drinking lemon water for all of these reasons...so why did my dietitian just suggest a detox soup that calls for alkaline water (the opposite of acidic?)...seems counter intuitive...it's like I'm negating the lemon water....PS Love the bunnies...way too cute! I have an Easter card with this image I've kept for a couple decades with exactly this image.
    2069 days ago
  • AGREGRACEJ
    Cool. I have been drinking lemon water for months now and had never read anything listing the benefits. I also drink a teaspoon or two of apple cider vinegar each morning in some grape juice. There is a lot of information out there on the benefits of it. Very similar to lemons. I have definitely noticed benefits, but thought they were all coming from the vinegar. Good to know the lemon is good too. emoticon
    2457 days ago
  • AGREGRACEJ
    Cool. I have been drinking lemon water for months now and had never read anything listing the benefits. I also drink a teaspoon or two of apple cider vinegar each morning in some grape juice. There is a lot of information out there on the benefits of it. Very similar to lemons. I have definitely noticed benefits, but thought they were all coming from the vinegar. Good to know the lemon is good too. emoticon
    2457 days ago
  • AGREGRACEJ
    Cool. I have been drinking lemon water for months now and had never read anything listing the benefits. I also drink a teaspoon or two of apple cider vinegar each morning in some grape juice. There is a lot of information out there on the benefits of it. Very similar to lemons. I have definitely noticed benefits, but thought they were all coming from the vinegar. Good to know the lemon is good too. emoticon
    2457 days ago
  • BATYAFA
    Thanx for this information. Is lemon juice with hot water healthy - doesn't the hot water destroy the vitamin C?
    2463 days ago
  • OURELEE1
    Thanks for the information
    2718 days ago
  • LADYHYJINX
    Oh my goodness! Thank you for posting this. Drinking water is one of my most 'challening' things to do to be healthy. I have been buying lemons to put in it. Also, will add one more reason..... the lemons look so pretty in the water. Reminds me of fresh lemonade and a welcoming, warm feeling like someone has served you fresh lemonade....lol.

    Again, thanks for reinforcing why I should be drinking my water and to go buy more lemons!!

    Hugs,
    Carol
    2723 days ago
  • L3DESIGNS
    I love lemon water... But then I love lemons... Prefer lemon water to sweetened lemonade too...
    2723 days ago
  • GRAMMAJUDY1
    Excellent!! Very timely and helpful information. Thank you
    2724 days ago
  • DEB2448
    Great information, thanks for sharing.
    2724 days ago
  • MOV4WARD
    emoticon will check it out, thanks!
    2724 days ago
  • 2BSALLYB
    Wow, thanks for all the good information. I have been using lemon to flavor my water for a long time but it's good to know all the extra benefits that come with it besides just the refreshing taste. emoticon
    2724 days ago
  • DESERTPENGUIN
    I added lemon to my water this last school year, and didn't have to take any sick days. My aide who is 20 years younger than I wondered at how I could stay so healthy.
    2724 days ago
  • LITTLEMAMMA123
    i really dont think it will work but i'm willing to try anything at this point as long as i'm not haveing to run to the restroom every 2 min.
    2724 days ago
  • SOUPGAL
    I love lemon now more than ever. Thanks
    2724 days ago
  • DMORELLI1031
    My daughters friend lost 100lbs, He put lemon in wram water in the morning and night. I will try it.
    2724 days ago
  • SKSCHULTE1997
    I love lemon in my water, so this is great info for me!!! Thanks for sharing.
    2724 days ago
  • CBSPECIAL
    thanks for sharing!
    2724 days ago
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