On a sunny day, no beverage can freshen you up like a tall glass of Lemonade. It pumps up your energy and relieves you of all your exhaustion in a second. But it can do way more than this if you start your day with a lemonade.
All you need to do is add some lemon to juice to a glass of warm water and have it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. These are the benefits you will experience by inculcating this one little habit in your routine.
1. Rise in the levels of immunity
Lemon is a citrus fruit rich in Vitamin C which enhances the levels of immunity of our body. When you have strong immunity system, it will fight any infections, diseases and makes sure you are healthy and fit.
2. Balances pH levels of your body
Lemon juice helps in controlling and maintaining body pH levels. Unstable pH levels may lead to digestive problems and alteration in Blood pressure levels.
3. Protects body from infections
Lemon contains pectin which is good for a healthy colon. It also helps to protect our body from infections as it has antibacterial properties.
4. Detox agent
Many people do not like Green tea which acts as a detox agent, if you are one of them and have been drinking green tea anyway, then here’s a substitute for you. Drinking lemon water flushes out all the toxins from your body as effectively as green tea and it tastes much better than green tea. Lemon water also helps clean your blood which makes the body free from any health issues.
5. Good for the digestive system
The secretion of gastric juices in the right amounts is essential for good digestion. The citric acid in the lemon water interacts with the enzymes and promotes the secretion of such gastric juices and therefore, keeps the digestive system healthy
6. Keeps the liver healthy
All the intoxicating substances we have been consuming over the years have a negative effect on our liver. Lemon water flushes out all these toxins from the liver and purifies it. It helps to revive the liver.
7. Enhances the liver activity
Enzymes produced by the liver are very important for our bodily functions. The act as catalysts in many of the chemical reactions occurring simultaneously within our body. Lemon water enhances the production of these enzymes by stimulating liver.
8. Cure to your Respiratory problems
The polluted environment around us takes a toll on our respiratory systems. Drinking lemon water keeps respiratory tract infections at bay and fixes the problems of a sore throat, tonsils inflammation as it possesses anti-inflammatory properties.
9. Rich in minerals
Lemon is rich in nutrients and minerals essential to our body like calcium, magnesium, citric acid, potassium and phosphorus. Lemon water gives our body Vitamin C and many other nutrients as well. So, a glass of lemon water can do a lot more than just quenching your thirst.
10. Reduces weight
Lemon water contains pectin fibre that controls cholesterol levels and also helps to curb your hunger making you eat less than what you do usually. It also keeps you away from putting on weight as it helps to reduce storing fats in our body. Warm lemon water melts away the fat stores as well.
This is how a glass of warm lemon water a day can keep the doctor far far away!