Millions of people all over the world drink lemon water on an empty stomach every morning. Doing this enhances one’s overall health and also treats numerous health issues.
Keep in mind that limes also give you the same benefits, and mixing in a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda makes it super. I drink this combination every morning and you can refresh your memory by re-reading my August 21, 2015 post, “Lemon Juice and Sodium Bicarbonate – A Super Combination”.
Lemons and limes are considered to be one of the healthiest foods, as they are loaded with vitamins and minerals, which boost your immune system and treat numerous health conditions.
A glass of lemon water provides 187 % of the daily-recommended dose of vitamin C, and is rich in essential oils, antioxidants and other nutrients, which improve your overall health.
Health benefits of lemons
Given all the health benefits lemons provide, drinking lemon water is beneficial for boosting immunity and fighting bacterial infections. Drinking lemon water on an empty stomach will help you:
- Improve the function of your digestive system
- Control pH levels
- Detoxify the body
- Heal the body and rejuvenate the skin
- Reduce acidity levels in the body
- Prevent numerous health issues
- Keep you hydrated
- Look younger
- Increase potassium levels in the body
- Prevent kidney stones
- Freshen breath
Now we come to the mistake that some lemon water drinkers make; they do not use the peel.
Some scientists believe that the lemon peel is much more beneficial than the lemon itself. People make a mistake when they squeeze the lemon and throw away the peel.
To prepare lemon water, it is best to cut the lemon in half, squeeze it in a glass, and grate the lemon peel. Add the grated peel to your lemon water.
You can use warm or cold water. However, health experts think that drinking warm lemon water can enhance digestion and prevent insulin spikes, which is the main cause of diabetes.
Drinking lemon water on a daily basis can improve the function of the gastrointestinal tract and let food move faster inside the body, which promotes weight loss.
So, drink lemon water on an empty stomach on a daily basis and improve your overall health.
Potential side effects
Even though lemon water is one of the safest beverages, the acids in lemons can destroy teeth enamel. Therefore, it is recommended that you brush your teeth after drinking lemon water.
That’s it for now; see you all next time.