Health Benefits of Lemon Water

4.22.2015

Nutritional Facts About Lemons

A glass of lemon water contains less than 25 calories. It has a rich source of nutrients such as calcium, potassium, vitamin C and pectin fiber. It also contains medicinal value, antibacterial properties and traces of iron and Vitamin A.

Lemon is also known for its therapeutic properties and helps the immune system thus preventing most types of infections. It also plays a role as a blood purifier. With its high potassium content, it works wonders for people with heart conditions.

Here’s a list of all the reasons why you should drink a cup of warm lemon water every single morning:

  • Lemon is an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies
  • Lemons contain pectin fiber which is very beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial
  • It balances maintain the pH levels in the body
  • Having warm lemon juice early in the morning helps flush out toxins
  • It aids digestion and encourages the production of bile
  • It is also a great source citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium
  • It helps prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections and diseases
  • It helps reducing pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it dissolves uric acid
  • It helps cure the common cold
  • The potassium content in lemon helps nourish brain and nerve cells
  • It strengthens the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute
  • It helps balance the calcium and oxygen levels in the liver In case of a heart burn, taking a glass of concentrated lemon juice can give relief
  • It is of immense benefit to the skin and it prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne
  • It helps maintain the health of the eyes and helps fight against eye problems

Source:

http://foodmatters.tv/articles-1/cheers-to-drinking-warm-lemon-water

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