It will fold many faces at the first drink, but this could well be the most healthy drink for your health ... lemon water! Every morning a glass of lemon water is a minor habit change with a big impact on your health.
Lemon water makes you healthier, it makes you more beautiful and ultimately even happier. It could be a pitch on Tell Sell, but it is not. These are the results of various studies published by various universities and researchers, but which are also endorsed by health bloggers and beauty bloggers. She and I took the test and after this article ... you too!
1. A source of vitamin C
Lemons contain a lot of vitamin C, which strengthens our immune system. Vitamin C is among other things necessary for the formation of connective tissue, the absorption of iron and the maintenance of the resistance. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant and protects our body against free radicals. Every morning a lemon squeezing in some lukewarm water ensures that your body immediately gets a vitamin C boost. And the vitamin C content of a lemon is around 53 mg and an adult male or female needs about 70 mg per day. With a glass of lemon water you are immediately on the right track. Tips to drink more water.
2. It gives you a fresh breath
Lemon smells fresh and the smell is associated with 'clean'. Drinking a glass of lemon water gives you a fresh taste and smell in your mouth. The antibacterial effect of lemon helps to keep the mouth clean.
3. It helps you lose weight
Lemons help you lose weight because they contain fiber, but also because the vitamin C from the lemon triggers certain chemical reactions in our body that convert fat into energy. Thus the 'Journal of the American College of Nutrition'. The fibers in turn ensure that you feel full.
4. Your pH levels are neutralized
Various studies show that people who eat enough alkaline food feel healthier and happier. In practice, we often eat mainly 'acid' food, which gives us physical complaints. Kidney stones and cystitis are examples of this, but also acid attacks and pain in the joints. A lemon has an alkaline value of +9.9 (highest alkaline pH value is +14) and can therefore help to balance the acidity in your body.
5. It promotes your digestion
Lemon helps our body get rid of the unwanted toxins that remain in our body. As a result, our body is being cleaned up, so that we can digest our food more efficiently. But it also helps with heartburn, bloating and regurgitation.
6. It helps with sore throat and viral infections
Squeeze a lemon into a large glass, add a teaspoon of honey (preferably Manuka honey) and pour boiling water. Let it cool down a bit until it is drinkable and drink it. The lemon loosens the mucus and the honey provides a protective layer in the throat. The warm water brings the throat to rest. What kind of water to drink. Both the lemon and Manuka honey help kill the bacteria. Do not want to buy an expensive pot of Manuka honey? Then choose organic honey. The effect is also less than with Manuka honey. (Read here about the health effects of honey)
7. You get a more beautiful skin
Yes really! This method has been tested by several people from my area, including my girlfriend. The antioxidants and vitamin C are important for the recovery of the skin. You can even get rid of light wrinkles with it. Of course the water also plays a role here ... I would say ... a real beauty cocktail. Oh ... and of course this also appears from various tests and researches.
Very simple ... squeeze half a (or whole) lemon and add water. So it does not have to be about time. If you want to add some flavor, fresh mint, fresh thyme and honey are delicious additions. Lemon juice in your water - super healthy. I drink it pure and summer with some mint as a refreshing drink.
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