Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water- Detox, Immune-Boosting, Alkalizing, Digestive Aid, Weight Loss
Did you know that lemons are antibacterial, antiviral, immune boosting, digestive aid and a liver cleanser? Lemons contain: citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, limonene—that promote immunity and fight infection. Drink lukewarm purified lemon water first thing in the morning. (Add fresh grated ginger cayenne for a boost.)
Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water Include:
Aids digestion—Lemon juice flushes out unwanted materials and toxins from the body. It’s atomic composition is similar to saliva and the hydrochloric acid of digestive juices, and therefore encourages the liver to produce bile—an acid required for digestion. Lemons are high in minerals and vitamins and help loosen toxins in the digestive tract. Relieve symptoms of indigestion.
Detox agent— A diuretic, lemons help flush the body. Toxins are released at a faster rate which keeps your urinary tract healthy. Citric acid helps maximize enzyme function, which stimulates the liver and aids detoxification.
Boosts the immune system— High in Vitamin C, lemons also contain potassium which stimulates nerve and brain function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure. Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) in lemons demonstrates anti-inflammatory effects, used as complementary support for asthma and respiratory symptoms and enhances non-heme (plant-based) iron absorption in the body. (Iron is important to immune function.) Lemons contain saponins, which show antimicrobial properties.
Balances pH levels—Lemons are one of the most alkalizing foods for the body. Acidic on their, own but inside our bodies, lemons are alkaline. Contain both citric and ascorbic acid, weak acids easily metabolized from the body allowing the mineral content of lemons to alkalize the blood. (Disease states only when the body pH is acidic.) Lemons can reduce inflammation.
Promotes skin health—Vitamin C and other antioxidants help decrease wrinkles and blemishes and combat free radical damage. Vitamin C is vital for healthy glowing skin. Lemons’ alkaline nature kill some types of bacteria known to cause acne. Can be applied to age spots or scars.
Energizing and mood enhancer— The energy humans receive from food comes from atoms and molecules in food. A reaction occurs when the positive charged ions from food enter the digestive tract and interact with negative charged enzymes. Lemons are one of the few foods that contain more negative charged ions, providing your body with more energy when it enters the digestive tract. The scent of lemons also has mood enhancing and energizing properties.
Promotes healing— Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) in lemons, promotes wound healing and is essential in maintenance of healthy bones, connective tissue and cartilage.
Hydrates the lymph system— Warm water and lemon juice support the immune system by hydrating and replacing fluids lost by your body. When your body is deprived of water, you can feel the side effect which include: feeling tired, sluggish, decreased immune function, constipation, lack of energy, low/high blood pressure, lack of sleep lack of mental clarity and feeling stressed.
Aids weight loss