We recommend replacing your morning coffee with lemon water for at least 2 weeks. I am sure you’ll see lot of positive benefits to your energy, mood and health. Here is why:
Studies indicate that in cases where toxins have built up in the body, the lemon juice and peel have cleansing properties. Lemons are high in Vitamin C which is essential for normal growth and development. A single lemon contains around 30-40 mg of Vitamin C .
Vitamin C has been studied extensively and shown to have a myriad of health benefits from protecting against prenatal problems to cardiovascular disease, eye diseases, skin wrinkles, and immune system deficiencies. It acts as an antioxidant and helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. And that is not all.
Below we are going to show you some more healthy properties of lemon water:
Many people are beginning to discover that their digestion problems have to do with the health of their stomach. Feeding your body the right things over time builds your bodies ability to process foods better, much like building a muscle.
It is believed the citrus flavonoids in lemon water support the hydrochloric acid in the stomach in breaking down food. Citrus flavonoids act as a great digestive tonic, with appetite suppressing abilities. It has also been shown to calm an upset stomach or mild indigestion. This has to do with the hydrochloric acid in your stomach that starts the process of breaking down your food. Citrus flavonoids are the primary cause of improved digestion when drinking warm lemon water.
They aid in the assimilation of food, help prevent fatty liver, decrease chances of cardiovascular disease, fat-lowering, and reduced insulin sensitivity
Citrus flavonoids act as a great digestive tonic, with appetite suppressing abilities . It has also been shown to calm an upset stomach or mild indigestion. This has to do with the hydrochloric acid in your stomach that starts the process of breaking down your food.
Detox and Cleanse
Studies indicate that using lemon water, especially after meals may help you lower the amount of toxins in your body.
Toxins come into our systems through various sources: from the air we breathe to some of the foods we eat. The amount of urine is increased when drinking lemon water, however, lemon water brings with it the primary compound known as Citrate.
This is a naturally-occurring inhibitor of toxins which can build up in the form of crystals in the body. The Citric acid enhances your body’s ability to naturally flush out these unwanted toxins. The main premise behind lemon water as a detox revolves around its ability to enhance your bodies enzyme function and stimulate the liver. Basically your liver acts as your body’s filtration system, and lemon water enhances its ability to filter unwanted junk.
Alkalinity is a process of neutralizing acid in the body, that has certain acids that can build up causing negative side effects such as acid reflux, upset stomach and acidosis.
If you identify a need to alkalize, then get some home pH strips that will allow you to stay within the recommend ranges. An ideal range to fall between is 4.6-8.0 and can be tested with pH strips using saliva or urine
Most people are far to acidic and this causes a whole range of negative side effects.
Lemon water is a safe and effective way to manage your pH levels and achieving healthy alkalinity may benefit in bone health, reduced muscle wasting, decrease chances of hypertension and strokes, improved cardiovascular health, and improved memory.
Appetite Suppressant & Weight Loss
One of the studies that does exist was not a human trial but did show significantly reduced weight gain when a diet high in fat was being consumed. Most people whether they want to admit it or not fall in the high fat diet category.
Pectin and polyphenols are the main substances found in lemons that have more research available showing weight loss and appetite suppressing qualities. Pectin gives a feeling a fullness much like other soluble dietary fibers, that may help reduced caloric intake.
For some people simply staving off hunger and cravings can allow for long term weight loss. If you find yourself struggling with always being hungry this is worth looking at. Everybody will respond differently to lemon water, which is why we recommend adding this to your diet without any other major changes to isolate the effects.