Lemon Water: Source of relief in hot weather

Lemon water is one of the greatest gifts of God bestowed upon us, specially in the scorching hot weather. We often hear health experts say that drinking glass of warm water with lemon in the morning is very beneficial for our body system.

You can easily reap the benefits out of lemon by just squeezing the juice from lemon into a glass of lukewarm water and add a little honey too. Drink it half an hour before your breakfast and see the change.

There are scores of benefits of lemon water specially during heatwave season when your body is poised to get adversely affected by dehydration.

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  1. Improves Digestion

Many components in lemon stimulate liver to produce more bile needed for healthy digestion.  It helps the digestive system flush unwanted materials and toxins.

  1. Aids weight loss

Drinking a glass of warm lemon water with honey will help you lose your weight. Lemon has high pectin fiber, which helps you fight hunger craving and you’ll feel full for long time.

  1. Clears skin

If you consume lemon water daily, you can have huge difference in your skin appearance.

It purifies your blood and makes growth of new blood cells.

Your skin will be free from wrinkles and blemishes. It helps combat free radical damage as it contains high vitamin C and other antioxidants.

  1. Supports immune system

Being rich in vitamin C, lemon helps boost the immune system and helps your body fight colds and flu.

  1. Treats bad breath

The medicinal properties of honey and water combines with lemon’s acidic nature can eliminate bad breath. It activates the production of saliva that kills odor causing bacteria and cleanses the mouth.

Lemon also helps get rid of the white film on your tongue. That white film consists of bacteria and decaying food that cause bad breath.

  1. Balance pH levels

Lemon is one of the best alkalizing foods for the body as it contains both ascorbic and citric acid that helps to maintain pH levels. A good pH level is essential as too much acidity in the body can be inflammatory.

  1. Increases energy

Vitamin B and C, phosphorous, proteins and carbohydrates present in lemon makes it a natural energizing element. It oxygenates and hydrates body to keep you feeling revitalized, energized and refreshed.

Lemon contains negative-charged ions, which provides instant energy when it enters the digestive tracts. Adding more, the scent of lemon has mood enhancing and energizing properties.