Lemon belongs to the citrus family alongside oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, limes all of which contain a very high amount of Vitamins C, A, and E, citric acid, B-complex vitamins, as well as minerals such as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous and dietary fiber.
The benefits of consuming all of these fruits are enormous for our health, so to narrow it down and make it easier to include them in your diet we have several choices. Besides eating one fruit daily we can drink a cup of lemon water each morning too.
In a large glass of water put squeezed lemon juice of one lemon and drink it with your lunch, breakfast or dinner.
You can start your day with this mixture and drink it on empty stomach.
Here I will share with you several pros for drinking lemon water.
Lemon water helps in problems with constipation and indigestion. You can squeeze a couple of lemon drops to your dish too, just make sure not to put lemon on milky dishes.
The anti-inflammatory properties found in the lemon will help you fight the common cold, and the high levels of Vitamin C will provide an instant boost to your immune system.
Lemon water is beneficial for the hair as well. The vitamins and minerals will treat your scalp and hair just the same way as they treat our immune system and the whole organism. Mix lemon juice and lukewarm water and apply to your hair. Leave it for 5 minutes then make sure to rinse well. It will give your hair its natural shine back.
Soothes a Sore Throat
Lemon juice is known for its anti-inflammatory as well as its antibacterial properties. This can be an excellent treatment for throat infections. Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon, add 1 teaspoon of honey and one cup of lukewarm water. Stir thoroughly and drink it, making sure you swallow slowly. This can be repeated 2-3 times a day.
Controls Blood Pressure
Drinking lemon juice is useful for individuals suffering from heart conditions because of the high levels of potassium. Lemon water juice helps control a high blood pressure, provides relief from nausea, and fatigue as it delivers relaxation.
It is known to improve the mood and reduce psychological stress, anxiety, and depression.
It is important to remind you that if you have health problems such as ulcer you should avoid lemon because of its acidity. Before deciding to adopt this drink in your diet, make sure it will do you no harm because of some previous condition.