We’ve just featured lemon water in our latest drink spotlight. So here at Evachill HQ we’ve been testing various lemon water recipes to find the very best combination of delicious lemony goodness and water. So we thought we’d look more into the health benefits of lemons. After all, when life gives you lemons make lemon water!
Top health benefits of lemon water
1. Lemons boost your immune system
Lemons are crammed full of vitamin C, which is arguably the most important antioxidant your body needs to boost your immune system. A healthy immune system defends your body against bacteria and viruses. This is why many people claim that vitamin C will help get rid of the common cold.
2. Lemons help combat stress
As we’ve just discussed, lemons contain a lot of vitamin C. Doctors have noted that vitamin C is great to combat stress. It does this by helping to regulate cortisol and prevent a spike in blood pressure that happens in response to stressful situations.
3. Lemons are a great source of potassium
Lemons are a fruit that contain high levels of potassium. Potassium is considered to be a key element to a healthy heart. A diet involving potassium helps the heart by improving blood pressure, lowering cholesterol, and regulating your heartbeat.
4. Lemons are high in calcium
Lemons are super high in calcium. Calcium is a mineral that’s vital for bone and teeth growth and also for heart, nerves and blood-clotting systems to work properly.
5. Lemons aid digestion
Drinking lemon juice loosens toxins in your digestive tract to encourage healthy digestion. It also helps to combat some of the symptoms that come with indigestion, such as bloating and heartburn.
6. Lemons can help you lose weight
A glass of lemon juice contains just 25 calories. So just by switching from a glass of sprite which contains 160 calories to a glass of lemon water will save you 135 calories.
Lemons also contain pectin fibre, which assists in suppressing the appetite and fighting hunger cravings.
7. Lemons can help fight anxiety
Once lemon juice enters your digestive system, it’s thought that it can help to reduce anxiety. Even just the scent of lemons can have a calming effect.
8. Lemons are great for a whole body detox
Drinking lemon juice enhances enzyme function, which in turn stimulates your liver. This will help flush out any toxins from your body. This is why lots of health drinks will contain lemon juice for its detoxing properties.
9. Lemons keep your skin looking young
Lemons contain antioxidants that are great for your skin and help to keep it looking radiant and healthy. Antioxidants can decrease spots and wrinkles, and even target age spots and scars to reduce their appearance too.
10. Lemons reduce inflammation.
Regularly drinking lemon water will lower the overall acidity in your body. One of the great things about this is it remove the uric acid in your joints, which is one of the main causes of inflammation.