Many people start their day with lemon water instead of tea or coffee. Nowadays we can see many hotels and restaurants serving lemon water. General public are more friendly to lemon in this pandemic.
Lemon is undoubtedly delicious but let’s look at the health benefits of drinking lemon water .
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Lemon is a rich source of Vitamin C and phytoproteins.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which reduces the chances of cardiovascular disease , stroke and helps in lowering the blood pressure. It is essential for healthy gums, proper functioning of immune system , wound healing, formation of collagen and maintenance of our bone and cartilages.
Vitamin C even reduces blood cholesterol level.
Anti aging effect is shown by Vitamin C by maintaining healthy collagen and by neutralizing hazardous free radical species which cause premature skin aging. Thus lemon water helps you prevent from wrinkles.
Phytoproteins are helpful in reducing cardiovascular disease, varicose veins and show potent anti cancer effects.
By drinking lemon water , body gets the necessary water for hydration. Being hydrated is essential for a better athletic performance and helps to optimize mood memory.
Kidney stones are caused by drinking less water which mainly consists of calcium oxalate.
Lemon water consists of citrate. The citrate will help in excretion of oxalate . Thus it will help to prevent kidney stone formation and reduce the size of present kidney stone.
Helps in Fatty Liver
Vitamin C in lemon juice helps to prevent non- alcoholic fatty liver. Research have shown that hepatic inflammation, fibrosis, and apoptosis were also decreased during ascorbic acid-induced inhibition of visceral obesity.
Lemon water is a low calorie beverage . Your body feels full after drinking water. So you don’t take other food which helps in weight loss.
Lemon water keeps you hydrated which helps in digestion and constipation. Water makes stool soft and easy to defecate.
Diuretic property of lemon water and it’s constituent of anti-oxidants helps to detoxify toxins from body.
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Sachet Subedi is 3rd year medical student from Institute Of Medicine, Maharajgunj . He writes on health, diet, wellness and science. He likes cricket and loves to study books and research paper on productivity, diet , health and wellness.