You may have heard that lemon in water is good for you. You may have seen people with lemon in their water bottle and wondered what effect it really has on health. There are many benefits to both the peel and the inside portion of lemons. Here are 7 benefits of lemons in water
1. Helps with weight loss
Lemons are high in pectin fiber which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster.
2. Boosts your immune, nervous and cardiovascular systems
Lemons are high in Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is great for fighting colds and potassium is involved in brain & nerve function and helps control blood pressure.
3. Balances pH
Lemons are an incredibly alkaline food, believe it or not. Yes, they are acidic on their own due to citric acid, but when it is metabolized inside the body, it is alkaline. As you wellness warriors know, an alkaline body an indication of good health. Many of the healthiest foods create an alkaline environment.
4. Aids digestion
The warm water serves to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis—the waves of muscle contractions within the intestinal walls that keep things moving. Lemons and limes are also high in minerals and vitamins and help loosen ama, or toxins, in the digestive tract. Getting rid of digestive sludge can result in 5 or more pounds of weight loss and leads to beeter absorption of nutrients
5. Acts as a gentle, natural diuretic
Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials because lemons and water increase the rate of urination by the kidneys. Toxins are released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.
6. Clears skin
The vitamin C helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well.
7. Hydrates the lymph system
This cup of goodness helps start the day on a hydrated note, which helps prevent dehydration (obviously) and adrenal fatigue. When your body is dehydrated, or deeply dehydrated (adrenal fatigue) it can't perform all of it's proper functions, which leads to toxic buildup, stress, constipation, and the list goes on...