Why Drinking Lemon Water Is Good For You


The main reason why I started drinking lemon water is because of its scent. I love the smell of lemon! My dispassion for drinking Vit. C supplements is the second reason. It gives me a bad case of gastric acid attack. 

Though small in quantity, lemon is a good source of Vit. C, calcium, and potassium. It's natural and just about right. The body absorbs a specific percentage of vitamin C only {less than 100 mg for normal adults}. Taking 2000 mg {for example} of vitamin C daily won't do you any good. Most of it will just be excreted by your body. You'll just be producing an expensive urine.

Alkalizing Effect

Since lemon is considered acidic, you might be wondering why I drink lemon water when I'm prone to bouts  of acid attack. Lemon water turns to alkaline once it is digested. It undergoes an oxidation process in our body that turns it into an alkaline. 

Immunity Booster

Vitamin C in lemon is an immune system enhancer. Jethro Kloss stated in his book Back to Eden that lemons are anti-scorbutic - a term that means preventing or relieving scurvy. Scurvy is a disease due to insufficient vitamin C in the body. An immune system that is in good working condition will be able to defend your body from infections and diseases.

Balances Blood Sugar

It slows down the rate at which the body digests starch thereby keeping a balance in one's blood sugar. A controlled blood sugar level prevents insulin surge. An excess in insulin will make the body burn fat much harder.

Aids in Weight Loss

A study back in 2008 has shown that the polyphenols in lemon suppresses weight gain and improves insulin resistance as well. In addition, lemon also contains pectin fiber that helps in reducing hunger pangs. 

Good For The Liver

Vitamin C in lemon increases the production of glutathione - a major antioxidant that detoxifies the liver. Lemon juice aids in digestion which helps eases the workload of the liver.   

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