Even the smallest changes in your routine can have a big impact on your health.
Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water
1. It stabilizes your appetite
Lemon water can prevent spikes in hunger thanks to its blood-sugar-balancing pectin (a type of soluble fiber).
2. It increases your energy
Vitamin C increases absorption of iron (which improves energy levels). . B vitamins in lemons also assist with energy production.
3. It protects your cells
Lemons and their juice boast high levels of vitamin C, with just one ounce providing about 13% of your daily requirement. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, counteracting cell damage that accumulates over time and may even be a factor in problems like cancer and heart disease. It is known from large population-based studies that diets high in fruits and vegetables are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and cancer, and with increased longevity. Consuming lemon water that contains vitamin C, potassium, and B vitamins as part of a diet rich in other fruits and vegetables can be useful for disease prevention.
4. It promotes clear skin
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and is essential for the production of collagen. It may help in reducing fine lines and improve the overall appearance of the skin. Collagen is responsible for the elasticity and strength of skin. Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals present in the skin that build up from air pollution and ultraviolet radiation.
5. It controls bloating
Lemon water may aid digestion and cut down on bloating. Staying hydrated by drinking lemon water can help with bowel motility. Lemon water is also a decent source of potassium, a mineral that helps keep sodium levels in check, potentially reducing any salt-induced bloating.
6. It aids with weight loss
Research suggests that staying hydrated is a key part of any weight loss journey for a number of reasons related to optimal bodily functioning. Peak hydration levels help to stimulate the metabolism, boost the effects of exercise, and allow the brain to better respond to hunger cues. However, no credible studies exist to date to support the notion that adding lemon aids weight loss.
7. It helps kick kidney stones to the curb
Studies show that lemon reduces your risk of kidney stones by “preventing stone formation due to increased citrate concentration which inhibits the crystallization of calcium which is responsible for stone formation." In general, staying hydrated by drinking three to four liters of water per day (1 gallon of water) is recommended to help prevent kidney stones for those at risk/ A gallon of plain water may get boring, so adding lemon can be refreshing, provide an increase in citrate, and help someone achieve their fluid goals.