“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” This drink is quite apt for any day of the week. Just lemons and water, what’s not to love? This tasty, low cost, easy to make drink is considered to be great for one’s health.
The water added to the lemon juice should be lukewarm, or as hot as is bearable. Lemons contain many substances notably citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, flavonoids. Pectin that promote immunity and fight infection.
Drinking warm lemon water every day is a very healthy habit, just don’t overdo it. Too much lemon can also be a bad thing. Squeeze two lemons in two litres of water, add a pinch of rock salt or table salt, and you are good to go. It keeps you hydrated, your heart and stomach healthy, it is great for your skin and hair and helps you to lose weight too.
Some of the benefits of Warm Lemon Water:
Lemons are a great source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a great antioxidant which controls free radical cell damage. From preventing common cold and acne to decreasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases, strokes and regulating blood pressure, it has many important functions.
2. Aids weight loss
One lemon’s juice contains only six calories. Say, you squeeze half a lemon into a glass of water and add a spoonful of honey for extra flavour, which takes you to about 22 calories. Compare this with one small bottle of cola which contains about 182 calories. Replacing these sweet beverages with lemon water can help you to lose weight as you will end up consuming fewer calories.
3.Good for digestion
Lemon water not only keeps us hydrated but also slows down the absorption of food and makes sure that the body successfully breaks down the nutrients it needs.
4.Keeps gums healthy
As scurvy is caused by a deficiency of vitamin C, consumption of lemon juice helps in preventing it. Swelling and bleeding of gums and loosening of teeth are the symptoms of scurvy. Lemon juice helps maintain healthy gums and a beautiful smile.
Side effects of lemon juice
Since lemons are acidic, people who have gastric stress or extreme acid reflux should avoid lemons. The citric acid in lemon juice is not good for our teeth enamel, so do not exceed the 120 ml daily limit. There no scientific proof to show that lemons are bad for our bone health.