Having a glass of warm lemon water is a easy way to get vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, magnesium, flavonoids, pectin and fiber. Lemon water can promote immunity and fight bad infection from environment . Do you know that you can use lemon water as a cheap and powerful beauty weapons? This drink can support weigh loss with vitamin P, pectin and low calories (about 25 calories in one glass). Besides, lemon water can give you a brighter skin, detox your body and reduce stress. For these reasons, today I would like to share with you 7 amazing benefits of lemon water to your health and beauty.
1. LEMON WATER AND WEIGHT LOSS
You might know that lemon water supports your weight loss process. But how does it support your weight loss process? The power of lemon water come from it’s rich sources of pectin, and Flavonoid (vitamin P).
– Vitamin P in lemons can aid the weight loss by modifying blood lipid levels. Besides, this vitamin can regulate carbohydrate and glucose metabolism in our body. Vitamin P in lemon also can support your healthy heart and enhance your immune system too.
– Lemons contain a high amount of pectin, a soluble fiber in lemon juice and 30% of lemon peels. Researchers have proved that pectin can reduce blood cholesterol. Pectin binds cholesterol in the gastrointestinal tract. Then it slows down a glucose absorption by trapping carbohydrates. This process can reduce our body’s absorption of cholesterol from food. For this reason, to enhance your weight loss process, you should keep lemon peels when making lemon water. This is how I usually make hot lemon water with lemon peels.
2. NATURAL REMEDY COMBAT SKIN AGEING
Lemon water can combat skin ageing, a natural exfoliate, skin brightener and anti-ineffective. The high amount of vitamin C in lemon is vital for healthy glowing skin. As vitamin C support the synthesis of amino acids into collagen, which can protect and hold our skin tissues tight. Besides, other antioxidants contain in lemon helps decrease wrinkles and combat free radical damage. You can use lemon water as a natural exfoliate to gentle remove dead skin cells and bleach darkened or discolored areas in skin. Lemon water also purges toxins from your blood and keeps your skin clear of blemishes from the inside out.
3. REFRESH YOUR MIND AND THINKING
Lemon contains potassium which promotes clear thinking. This mineral works with sodium to regulate the body’s water balance. A high level of potassium in lemon water can also help brain and work with nerve function by reducing stress. Vitamin P in lemon can improve capillary permeability, normalize blood pressure and blood flow.
4. DETOX YOUR BODY
A cup of warm lemon water morning can help to detox your body and ease aches. By controlling and encouraging the production of bile lemon water can purify and stimulate the liver. Besides, lemon water decrease the phlegm, assist dissolve gallstones or other calcium build ups. Lemon water can strengthen or maximize the function of liver’s enzyme by providing energy when they are too dilute. Lemon water also helps to balance the calcium and oxygen levels in liver.
5. INFLAMMATION AND HEALING BENEFITS
Lemon water promotes perspiration and helps block pain. When we heat lemon juice, salicylic acid – the chemical cursor of aspirin’s active ingredient is produced. For that reason drinking lemon water daily can help us to remove acidity in the body, including uric acid in the joints. This acid primary causes of pain and inflammation.
Vitamin C in lemon water can protect our body from infectious agents, scavenge harmful and free radicals. Free radicals can interact with the healthy cell and damage cells membranes. At the same time it also cause a lot of inflammation or painful in the body. Vitamin C will travel through the body and neutralize any free radicals from both inside and outside cells.
6. AID DIGESTION
Lemon water can support digestion because it has a similar structure with the digestive enzyme. After drinking, our body will degrade lemon water for pectin and liberate. These components are good to our digestion and our total health. Lemon water also cleanse the bowel by flushing out waste and release gastric.
7. NATURAL REMEDIES FOR COLD AND FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS:
Lemon water is one of powerful traditional remedy for cold and flu-like symptom. With high amount of vitamin C (36% of lemon) and Saponin lemon water helps to enhance our immune system. Lemon can also increase our body’s iron absorption too. If you have asthma and other respiratory symptom you can use lemon as complementary support.
The benefits of lemon water seem to be endless, but in this post I listed just 7 main benefits of lemon water to your health and beauty. Adding lemon water in your daily life can be one of the most simple and large changes to make your life better. Lemon water are good at supporting digestion, reducing the cold symptoms, detoxing your body and your skin. Besides, it can enhance weight loss process, anti-inflammatory and recovery from stress and injury. You can read more about lemon water effective using and side effects you might have when using too much lemon water in my previous post.
Do you use lemon water in daily life? If you have any others to add, let me know in the comments.