January 31st, 2018 | Updated on April 25th, 2023
Lemons are vitamin C rich citrus fruits that enhance your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within bringing a glow to your face. One of the major health benefits of drinking warm lemon water is that it paves the way for losing weight faster, thus acting as a great weight loss remedy.
1. Happier Skin
By helping flush the body and improve digestion, lemon water can lead to cleaner skin. It also contains Vitamin C which is needed for collagen production for smooth, healthy skin.
2. Flushes Toxins
Drinking water is important to help the body naturally eliminate cellular waste (a process that it does naturally), but claims that lemon water has a special ability to flush “toxins” without defining what they are or how this process works are overblown.
3. Prevents Cancer
Many of the same articles that claim that lemon water alkalizes the body claim that because of this, it promotes an alkaline environment where cancer cells cannot thrive. See the article from Chris Kresser above about why this theory doesn’t make sense.
4. Increases IQ
While drinking water or lemon water in the morning can help with alertness and focus, there is no evidence that it actually increase IQ over the long term.
5. A Natural Flush
The liver is extremely active during sleep since sleep is the body’s time to restore and regenerate. Drinking enough water, especially in the morning, helps make sure that the body can perform these jobs most effectively. There is even some evidence that lemon juice can help stimulate proper stomach acid production and bile production.
6. Vitamin C Boost
Lemon is packed with Vitamin C which can play an important role in boosting your immunity, keeping you healthy and sickness free.
7. PH Level Balance
Maintaining the Ph levels of your body makes sure your system functions properly, keeping your digestion regulated and even maintaining blood pressure levels. Lemon water keeps these PH levels balanced and under control.
8. Shield From Infections
Lemon possesses antibacterial properties, so consuming lemon water first thing in the morning keeps your body free from fighting infections. The pectin in lemon is also great for your colon health.
9. Detox Agent
Lemon is a strong detox agent, so drinking lemon water first thing in the morning flushes out toxins from your system and purifies your blood.
10. Digestive Aid
Drinking warm lemon water makes sure your digestive system functions smoothly, the citric acid present in the lemon will also keep digestive problems at bay.
11. Liver Health
Studies have shown that the liver produces more enzymes in the presence of lemon than any other food item, keeping liver function healthy and catalyzing various chemical reactions in the body. It also helps to cleanse your liver and revive it by flushing out toxins.
12. Keeping A Sore Throat At Bay
Lemon is packed with anti-inflammatory properties, making it ideal to fight respiratory tract infections, sore throats, and tonsils.
13. Keeping Your Vitamins And Minerals Sorted
Lemon is packed with calcium, magnesium, citric acid, phosphorus and tons of other nutrients to keep your body in good health. One more reason to have this wonder drink every day.
14. Weight Loss Aid
The drinking lemon water first thing in the morning can help melt away fat and curb your hunger, preventing you from overeating or snacking.