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17 Reasons to Drink Warm Lemon Water

Lemons are a bit of a wonder. Rich in vitamin C, calcium, potassium, and pectin fiber, the citrus fruit does everything from aid digestion to improve skin. It has medicinal values and antibacterial properties. It also contains traces of iron and vitamin A.

Warm lemon water serves as the perfect morning drink, encouraging elimination and giving your immune system a boost. It also plays the role of blood purifier and heart protector. Make it a part of your daily routine to drink a glass of warm lemon water each day.

Health Benefits of Drinking Warm Lemon Water

  • The vitamin C in lemons protects against immune system deficiencies.
  • Lemons contain pectin fiber, which is beneficial for colon health and serves as a powerful antibacterial.
  • Lemon juice helps balance pH levels in the body.
  • Having warm lemon juice early in the morning helps flush out toxins.
  • Lemon juice aids digestion and encourages the production of bile.
  • It is also a great source of nutrients: citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium.
  • Lemon juice helps prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections and diseases.
  • It helps relieve pain and inflammation in joints, as it dissolves uric acid.
  • It helps cure the common cold.
  • The potassium content in lemons helps nourish brain cells and nerve cells.
  • Lemon juice strengthens the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute.
  • It helps balance calcium and oxygen levels in the liver.
  • A glass of lemon juice can relieve heartburn.
  • Vitamin C helps prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne.
  • It helps maintain the health of the eyes and fights against eye problems.
  • Lemon juice encourages the production of digestive juices.
  • It helps replenish body salts, especially after a strenuous workout.

A word of caution: Lemon juice can ruin the enamel on your teeth, so it’s best to drink it diluted with water and rinse your mouth thoroughly if you drink it straight.

This article first appeared on Food Matters. It has been reprinted with permission.

Photo: Martin Barraud

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