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What do we know about the lemon?
The lemon, Citrus limon (L.) Osbeck, is a species of small evergreen tree in the flowering plant family Rutaceae, native to Asia.
“The tree’s ellipsoidal yellow fruit is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world, primarily for its juice, which has both culinary and cleaning uses. The pulp and rind (zest) are also used in cooking and baking. The juice of the lemon is about 5% to 6% citric acid, with a pH of around 2.2, giving it a sour taste. The distinctive sour taste of lemon juice makes it a key ingredient in drinks and foods such as lemonade and lemon meringue pie.”
Well technicalities aside, we at Feedfond are quite fond of the yellow fruit. The lemon is full of health and beauty benefits. Start with a glass of warm water and lemon and see the differences yourself.
Here are 11 uses of lemon water that will rejuvenate your body.
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- #11 Kick starts your digestive system
- #10 Efficient hydration treatment
- #9 Good for the eyes too!
- #8 Want soft skin? Drink lemons!
- #7 Keeps your liver in tip-top shape
- #6 Full of potassium
- #5 A lemon a day keeps the doctor away
- #4 Helps reduce inflammation
- #3 And keeps your pH balanced
- #2 Boosts your metabolism
- #1 Replace morning coffee with lemon water
#11 Kick starts your digestive system
A healthy digestive system means a healthy body. Lemons contain Pectin Fibre which is essential for good colon health. Kick start your digestive systems with a glass of warm lemon water each morning.
#10 Efficient hydration treatment
Before energy drinks, rehydration salts, glucose drinks and electrolyte-filled solutions, lemon water was used as an efficient alternative to reduce dehydration. During exercise or hard work, we lose electrolytes which contain sodium, potassium, and chloride through sweating. Drinking plain water is not enough to rehydrate properly. Adding a few slices to your drink will make up for the electrolyte imbalance.
#9 Good for the eyes too!
We’ve all been told to eat lots of carrots to improve our eyesight. But did you know that lemons contain Vitamin C and Antioxidants which form a protection against cataracts and macular degeneration? So, carrots AND lemons!
#8 Want soft skin? Drink lemons!
We now know that hydration is excellent for your skin. But adding lemons into the mix will increase those benefits even further. Lemons contain antioxidants that help remove the blemishes and wrinkles for smoother looking skin. Also, it’s detoxifying benefits will make your skin healthy.
Did you know Lemons can help you lose your weight? Read more here!
#7 Keeps your liver in tip-top shape
The citric acid found in lemons flushes out harmful bacteria found in your liver. Is a no brainer that a healthy liver can do wonders for your health. Drinking lemon water will flush out toxins in your liver and give its enzyme functions a good boost.
#6 Full of potassium
Not only bananas, lemon also carry an abundant amount of potassium in them. It’s the third largest mineral found in the body but by no means less important. Drinking potassium filled lemon water will keep your heart, brain, kidney and muscular functions at an optimum level.
#5 A lemon a day keeps the doctor away
People who drink lemon water experience fewer colds and build up a good immune system. The concentration of Vitamin C in lemons fights against the viral infections. It’s by means a cure for the cold, but if it keeps the doctor away, who are we to say no?
#4 Helps reduce inflammation
Chronic inflammation is a serious issue caused by excess acidity in the body. Drinking lemon water helps to remove that harmful uric acid that can cause inflammation.
#3 And keeps your pH balanced
While the nature of lemon is acidic in nature, lemon water has an alkalizing effect on the body. Too much acid makes us vulnerable to high cholesterol and diabetes. Lemon water keeps the balance in pH levels.
#2 Boosts your metabolism
Lemon water can greatly help you if you’re thinking about losing weight. Lemons increase metabolism and contain pectin fiber that reduces hunger cravings.
#1 Replace morning coffee with lemon water
Having morning coffee is a general practice in every household. But by replacing your morning coffee with lemon water will keep you active throughout the day.
Try it out for two weeks. You’ll feel the changes yourself!
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