Many of the foods we crave — coffee, carbohydrates, meats and sugar — are acidic. Our bodies do not function nearly as well when they are acidic. They are more susceptible to sickness, disease, fatigue,wrinkles etc.
Within minutes of drinking warm lemon water it can re-hydrate you. (unlike coffee which is loaded with the diuretic caffeine)
Lemon water helps clean the toxins out of your body. It assists in “cleansing the system of impurities” and will help prevent disease.
Your skin can’t look healthy if your body is holding onto toxins! When you get rid of toxic waste in your system, your skin will show it first!
If taken regularly, lemon water acts as a tonic to the liver to stimulates its daily digestive and cleansing functions. Lemon is also believed to help dissolve gallstones and is a superior body alkalizer. Lemon water helps to lower blood sugar and can lower the glycemic impact of any meal.
It has been studied that even a little lemon can help you lower the absorption of sugars from the food you eat simply because of its high acidic content.
You can go one step further and eat some lemon peels along with the juice, this acts like a double whammy on weight gain.
Why? Because the pectin present in the peels helps in weight loss by becoming a gel forming substance in your stomach which reduces the sugar absorption from the food you eat.
It is well proven that lemon water accentuates the acidity of the digestive system and this helps the body in the absorption of calcium from the foods you eat. Calcium is then stored up in the fat cells.
It has been studied that the more the calcium content in fat cell, the more its ability to burn fat. So this another benefit of lemon juice for weight loss.
One of the most important benefits of drinking lemon water regularly is its effect on the gastrointestinal tract. Lemon water assists in the process of digestion and elimination.
The digestive qualities of lemon water help to relieve symptoms of indigestion, such as heartburn, belching and bloating
Lemons have also been said to be good for the bones and fighting cancer; plus they have a great amount of vitamin C and potassium and is antioxidant-rich food. Limes are a great alternative if you have them more readily available.
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.
Because of its high vitamin C content, it is used to prevent and treat many infections, hasten wound healing, and diminish allergies. Lemon water also relieves symptoms of asthma, tonsillitis, and sore throats.
Lemon is a diuretic. This means that lemon water is especially good for people with urinary tract infections.
And, lemon water is also used in dental care. If fresh lemon juice is applied on the areas of toothache, it can assist in getting rid of the pain. The massages of lemon water on gums can stop gum bleeding. It gives relief from bad smell and other problems related to gums.
How to make this magic drink: Squeeze the juice of two lemons — the heavier the better — into a glass of room-temperature water. Sip every morning and afternoon. Skip the sugar — it’ll only cancel out all those amazing health benefits.
If you don’t like lemons, use limes. To extract the most juice and pulp from the lemon, roll the lemon around on a table or the counter a few times.
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Yours truly for great health, mind and body,
Michelle, natural health advocate
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