Lemon contains citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, pectin and limonene which are responsible for its strong antibacterial, antiviral and immune boosting properties.
Here are some of the health benefits you can get from kick-starting your day with a glass cup of lemon water.
1. Cleanses Your System
Lemon juice contains vitamins and minerals that can help flush out unwanted materials and toxins from your body by increasing the rate at which you urinate, also when toxins are released at a faster rate, it keeps your urinary tract healthy. In addition, the citric acid found in lemons helps maximize your enzyme function which stimulates your liver and aids in detoxification.
2. Boosts Your Immune System
Lemons are great for fighting colds because they are loaded with vitamin C- vitamin C has anti-inflammatory effects, and are used as complementary support for asthma and other respiratory symptoms; it also enhances iron absorption in the body and iron plays an important role in immune function.
3. Aids Digestion
Lemon juice encourages your liver to produce bile which is required for digestion; also, taking a cup of lemon juice in the morning can help to relieve symptoms of indigestion, such as heartburn, belching, bloating and also help release toxins from your body.
4. Aids in Weight Loss
Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings such that you are less likely to eat so much and you are able to sustain yourself on less. You should therefore make a health conscious choice to drink warm lemon water first thing every morning in conjunction with your weight loss program or combine it with your healthy eating habits for maximum weight loss results.
5. Hydrates your Body
The morning is the best time to start your hydration process as you’ve been sleeping all night without any intake of water so taking a cup of lemon water helps to hydrate and replace lost fluids and electrolytes in your body.
6. Clears your Skin
The vitamin C as well as other antioxidants found in lemons helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes – vitamin C is vital for healthy glowing skin thus, rejuvenating your skin from inside out while its alkaline nature kills some types of bacteria known to cause acne.
7. Promotes Healing
Vitamin C, found in abundance in lemons promotes wound healing, and is an essential nutrient in the maintenance of healthy bones, connective tissue, and cartilage thus promoting good health and your speedy recovery from stress and injury