10 Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

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Lemons have several benefits which I will point out in a moment. Drinking lemon water on a daily basis early mornings before breakfast will benefit you health wise as well as in the long run. Below are 10 benefits of drinking lemon water every day.

 

1. Antibacterial Properties

 

 

Lemons contain a soluble fibre called pectin. Pectin is very beneficial for colon health, digestion and also serves as a powerful antibacterial. Warm lemon water has anti bacterial and anti viral properties which fight harmful bacteria, fungus, and virus that cause diseases and infections. Its antioxidant properties help purge out toxins from the body.

 

2. Help with Weight Loss

 

 

Lemons are high in pectin fiber. Pectin fibre aids in fighting the hunger cravings. Drinking lemon water every morning will pave the way for losing weight faster, thus acting as a weight loss aid.

 

 

3. Boost Immune System

 

Lemons contain substances such as calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, pectin etc that boost immunity as well as help with fighting infection.

 

4. Detox and Cleanse the System

 

 The citric acid in lemons acts as enzyme which stimulates the liver for detoxification. So drinking the lemon water daily will flush out those toxins from your body and purifies your blood.

 

5. Fights Infection such as Cold, Flu and Fever

 

 

Lemons are high in vitamin C. Vitamin C is great for fighting common colds, flu, fever etc. Lemon and honey added to water is an age old home remedy for treatment of cold and influenza as well.

 

6. Antiseptic

 

Lemon juice can reduce sunburn and insect bite pains since it is an antiseptic.

 

 

7. Rejuvenates the Skin

 

The anti bacterial agents and vitamin C found in lemons help in reducing and preventing  wrinkles, blemishes as well as acne. Lemons also make the skin radiant and glowing and used in anti aging purposes that is why most facial creams contain lemon.

 

8. Aids in Digestion

 

If you mix warm water with freshly squeezed half a lemon juice, it will help the digestive system process by acting as a catalyst in stool elimination. Lemon water prevents constipation as well as diarrhea.

 

9. Teeth Care

 

Apply or squeeze fresh lemon juice on the part that aches on your tooth to get rid of the pain. Lemon juice can also reduce bad breath as it stops gum bleeding and cleanses the teeth and mouth. As you may have noticed, most tooth paste has lemon ingredients.

 

 

10. Hair Care

 

 

You can squeeze fresh lemon to your hair scalp if you have dandruff and if you need your hair to have a little shine. Generally lemon juice and or lemonade is overall a very refreshing and healthy drink especially when sweetened with honey.Please note that your enamel can be ruined when lemon juice comes in contact with them directly. Please drink the lemon with water and rinse off thoroughly afterwards. You can make a habit of brushing your teeth first in the morning before drinking your warm glass of lemon water.

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