Lemon is known for its richness in vitamin C. This type of vitamin is the one we usually turn to during cold-winter days. Its effect on influenza is apparent and we all , at least, drink our hot tea with lemon till we get better again. However, lemon is not only used for common cold, dieters also use it for loosing weight as it increases the metabolic rate while promoting digestion. Its effect on digestion regulates the bowel movements too. Drinking warm lemon water (lemon juice with water) every morning also helps body for maintaining the pH balance. Since foods/drinks we consume might increase or decrease the levels, lemon juice is a detoxifying cure for normalizing the neutral pH levels. Securing healthy pH rate prevents oxidation by lowering the cell damage.
Along with these properties mentioned above, drinking warm lemon water might be an effective remedy for liver problems by its anti-inflammatory properties. On the other hand, high levels of potassium in lemon boosts transporting nutrients while balancing the blood levels- which is at most importance for individuals with insulin resistance. Mainly and most importantly lemon water helps you hydrated sufficiently. Most of us do not drink enough water and some of us simply do not its taste. So, adding lemon to your water might give a great flavor which in turn increases the water level that is consumed a day. You can consume your lemon water by adding half of lemon’s juice to one glass of warm water. Stay hydrated!