Lemons are known for their refreshing taste. Well, there is an endless number of other benefits. Drinking lemon water is extremely important. A lemon is rich with 64% of the daily recommended vitamin C intake.
Some of its benefits are:
- Protects the body from immune system deficiencies
- Maintains digestive health by cleansing the digestive tract, preventing digestive issues and hydrating the tissues
- Cleanses the liver
- Keeps the body hydrated
- Acts as a detoxifying agent
- Fights respiratory tract infections
- Treats acid reflux, since lemons create an alkaline environment in the body
- Relieves fibromyalgia symptoms
- Treats colitis
- Fights food poisoning
- Lowers and regulates blood pressure
- It’s a rich source of potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium etc.
- Maintains the body’s pH balance
- Reduces joint and muscle pain, relieves arthritis symptoms and reduces inflammation
- Hardens finger nails
- Fights common cold
- Regulates natural bowel movement
- Soothes sore throat
- Helps with toothaches and prevents gingivitis
- Helps with weight loss, since it suppresses appetite
- Helps with skin problems
- Regulates the urinary tract, so it prevents kidney stones
In the past, lemons were used to treat scurvy.
A glass of lemon juice provides:
- 1 milligrams copper
- 61 calories
- 1 gram dietary fiber
- 1 milligrams vitamin B6
- 21 grams carbohydrate
- 1 milligrams thiamin
- 9 gram protein
- 6 milligrams magnesium
- 112 milligrams vitamin C
- 7 micrograms folate
- 303 milligrams potassium
You only have to squeeze half a lemon, boil some water and add that lemon juice to a glass of warm water. You can also add some other ingredients, like orange or mint.
Do this when you wake up in the morning. Unwaxed lemons are your ideal choice if you want to add lemon slices in your water.
You can take this topically and orally.